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19 Mar, 2013

Tom Fitzpatrick We’re really excited about the recent Questa 10.2 release, and I’m sure you’ll be just as excited when you check it out. For you UVM-philes out there, we’ve extended our industry-leading UVM Debug features to make your life even easier. I’ll present a quick overview of the new features here, but you’ll really want to get your hands on 10.2 and take a more in-depth … Read More

UVM, Questa

25 Feb, 2013

Dennis Brophy Download the standard now – at no charge! The IEEE has published the latest update to the SystemVerilog standard.  And courtesy of Accellera, the standard is available for download without charge directly from the IEEE. The latest update to the SystemVerilog standard is now ready for download.  It joins other EDA standards, like SystemC in the IEEE Get™ program that grants public access to view … Read More

UVM Cookbook, IEEE 1800, IEEE Get, Coverage Cookbook, UVM, SystemC

5 Dec, 2012

Dennis Brophy IEEE Std. 1800™-2012 Officially Ratified The IEEE Standards Association (SA) Standards Board (SASB) officially approved the latest SystemVerilog revision, Draft 6, as an IEEE standard.  The SASB Review Committee (RevCom) agenda and the SASB agenda include review and formal approval of the latest work by the IEEE Computer Society Design Automation Standards Committee’s (DASC) SystemVerilog Working Group … Read More

Muttiple Inheritance, RevCom, Assertions, Tom Fitzpatrick, UVM, Ben Cohen, Soft Constraints, Hard Constraints, IEEE SASB, Stu Sutherland, DASC, DVCon

20 Nov, 2012

Dennis Brophy Verification Academy Adds Major New Technical Resource The Verification Academy adds another major methodology cookbook to focus on effective coverage adoption.  The Coverage Cookbook describes the different types of coverage that are available to track your verification process progress, how to create a functional coverage model from a specification, and provides examples to implement functional coverage … Read More

OVM, UCDB, Coverage, Coverage Closure, Accellera, UCIS, Harry Foster, UVM, IEEE 1800, Coverage Cookbook, Verification Academy, functional coverage

16 Oct, 2012

Dennis Brophy A new style takes center stage It was Fashion Week in Portland, Oregon in early October.  And while the thought of Portland and fashion might not be believable to many in the world, especially those who look to the design houses of Paris or Milan, it was.  What struck me was the blend of fashion with high tech this year.  Intel took the opportunity to roll out its fashion inspired campaign (dressing … Read More

UVM, UVM Cookbook, OVM, Verification, Verification Academy

20 Jul, 2012

Dennis Brophy Live & In-Person at DAC 2012! Verification Academy, the brain child of Dr. Harry Foster, Chief Verification Scientist at Mentor Graphics, was live from the Design Automation Conference tradeshow floor this year.  Harry is pictured to the right giving an update on his popular verification survey from the DAC tradeshow floor. The Verification Academy, predominantly a web-based resource is a popular … Read More

Formal, Doulos, Verification Academy, UVM Express, Verification Trends, Tech Design Forum, ACE, Thales, AMS, UPF, ABV, UVM, Coverage Closure, iTBA, DAC, Low Power, ARM, OVM, Assertion-Based Verification

16 Jul, 2012

Dennis Brophy Open-Source Proof-of-Concept Library Released Accellera Systems Initiative has released for general industry use an open-source proof-of-concept library as a companion to the recently minted IEEE Std. 1666™-2011, SystemC Language Reference Manual standard In November 2011, the IEEE Standards Association approved IEEE Std. 1666-2011.  The completed and published standard was made available to the community … Read More

UVM, Accellera Systems Initiative, 1666, SystemC, open-source, proof-of-concept library

30 May, 2012
Functional Verification

Off to DAC!

Posted by Dennis Brophy

Dennis Brophy Where might our paths cross? It is always challenge to fit all the needed visits in during the Design Automation Conference (DAC).  If you happen to like some of the same events I attend, then the chances are good our paths might cross in public. Saturday and Sunday are busy with an Accellera Systems Initiative board meeting.  Split across two days, Accellera board members will meet to conduct traditional … Read More

UPF, UCIS, UVM, DAC, EDAC, Accellera, Verification Academy, SystemC, TLM, Gary Smith

26 Feb, 2012

Harry Foster The philosophy behind our Verification Academy is to provide a comprehensive resource for evolving and maturing your functional verification process skills. We believe that each step an organization takes in evolving verification skills should have measurable results and benefits. With that in mind, I am excited to announce two new modules we are adding to the Verification Academy: UVM Express and Advanced … Read More

Verification Academy, UVM

22 Feb, 2012

Tom Fitzpatrick In his recent post on UVM: Some Thoughts Before DVCon, Dennis outlined some great ideas about what we think should happen next for UVM. His 3rd point, “UVM needs to bridge the system domain,” is particularly relevant given the newly-formed Accellera Systems Initiative. This is actually an area we’ve been contemplating for a while here at Mentor, and as Dennis indicated, we shared our thoughts on this … Read More

Verification Methodology, Verification Academy, Functional Verification, SystemC, DVCon, UVM Connect, UVM-1.1, UVM

21 Feb, 2012
Functional Verification

Tornado Alert!!!

Posted by Dennis Brophy

Dennis Brophy Is my car trying to tell me something? This past Friday was the beginning of a two day internal functional verification meeting at Mentor Graphics corporate headquarters on Intelligent Testbench Automation (iTBA).  (Mentor’s iTBA product, Questa inFact is hot and getting hotter.) After getting to my car to return home at the end of the first day, I was thinking that the large interest in this technology … Read More

UVM, Tipping Point, Veloce, inFact, Intelligent Testbench Automation, Crossing the Chasam, Questa, SoC, iTBA, OVM

17 Feb, 2012

Dennis Brophy It is time to talk about what happens next with UVM The Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) has become the premier event to discuss front-end design issues with an emphasis on verification.  If one listens to the Conversation Central interview of DVCon leadership it is clear how singularly important DVCon is.  As one of the three organizers of the UVM Tutorial on Monday, I know the conference … Read More

DATE Conference, DVCon, Accellera, UVM, SystemC

11 Nov, 2011

Dave Rich Adopting SystemVerilog can be challenging to some, and learning the UVM at the same time might seem overwhelming. There is no getting over the fact that if you are going to develop any reasonably sized testbench in SystemVerilog, you need to learn how to declare and construct a class. You also need to learn a few Object-Oriented programming principals so you can extend a UVM class into something for … Read More

UVM, Verification Methodology

10 Nov, 2011

Dennis Brophy IEEE Announces Revision to IEEE 1666™ – Adds Transaction-Level Modeling Support A significant step forward to address standards for advanced system-on-chip (SoC) designs has taken place by the IEEE.  The IEEE announced the new revision of the SystemC standard, known as IEEE 1666™-2011, has been approved.  While it is a revision of the current SystemC standard, IEEE 1666™-2005, the major new feature … Read More

SystemC, TLM, Accellera, 1666, OVM, TLM 1.0, TLM 2.0, UVM, OSCI, Verification Academy

13 Oct, 2011
Functional Verification

VHS or Betamax?

Posted by Dennis Brophy

Dennis Brophy Legacy’s Luster Lost As a follow-on to my last blog, where I shared information about Harry Foster speaking live about the research he has been reporting on the last year and where I noted legacy might hold some back, I was going to finish on some of the work we have done at Mentor Graphics to move forward while trying to keep some of those held back by legacy, whole. Buy why this title?  For some, … Read More

VHS, Verification, VIP-TSC, betamax, e, Accellera, UVM, OVM

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