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UVM Connect



UVM Connect is a new open-source UVM-based library that provides TLM1 and TLM2 connectivity and object passing between SystemC and SystemVerilog UVM models and components. UVM Connect allows you easily to develop integrated verification environments where you take advantage of the strengths of each language to maximize your verification productivity.

Anyone who wants to combine both SystemVerilog UVM and SystemC in a common verification environment should be using UVM Connect. This includes SystemC designers who want to leverage SystemVerilog UVM functionality to add functional coverage and constrained-random stimulus to their verification environment. It also includes SystemVerilog designers who want to use SystemC models as reference models in their environment or any other application that requires components of both languages to run together.

What You Will Learn

  • Review the principles of the TLM1 and TLM2 standards, including the basic port/export/interface connections in both SystemC and SystemVerilog
  • How to establish TLM-based connections between SystemC and SystemVerilog UVM components
  • How to write converters to transfer transaction data across the language boundary
  • How to wrap a SystemC reference model for use as a SystemVerilog UVM verification component
  • How to access and control key aspects of UVM simulation from SystemC

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Tom Fitzpatrick

Verification Technologist

Tom Fitzpatrick is currently a Verification Technologist at Mentor Graphics Corp. where he brings over two decades of design and verification experience to bear on developing advanced verification methodologies, particularly using SystemVerilog, and educating users on how to adopt them. He has been actively involved in the standardization of SystemVerilog, starting with his days as a member of the Superlog language design team at Co-Design Automation through its standardization via Accellera and then the IEEE, where he has served as chair of the 1364 Verilog Working Group, as well as a Technical Champion on the SystemVerilog P1800 Working Group. At Mentor Graphics, Tom was one of the original designers of the Advanced Verification Methodology (AVM), and later the Open Verification Methodology (OVM), and is the editor of Verification Horizons, a quarterly newsletter with approximately 40,000 subscribers. He is a charter member and key contributor to the Accellera Verification IP Technical Subcomittee. He has published multiple articles and technical papers about SystemVerilog, verification methodologies, assertion-based verification, functional coverage, formal verification and other functional verification topics.

Who Should View

  • Design and Verification Engineers and Managers

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