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Problems Accessing Registers? – See how UVM RAL can help.

As a digital design or verification engineer you know that certain features or configurations of the device can be achieved by programming some registers to set values. For example, a 32-bit register can have several fields within it...

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Verification Effectiveness with Riviera-PRO: SystemVerilog Randomized Layered Testbench
Understanding SystemVerilog Layered Testbench

In this blog, I will discuss randomized layered testbenches used in SystemVerilog. We need to understand why we need it, ...

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SystemVerilog Functional Coverage in a Nutshell
Use native SystemVerilog constructs as metrics for verification closure in Riviera-PRO

Let’s say you have a block you need to verify. How do you know that the stimulus you are about to use is exhaustive enough and that you have covered the necessary scenarios/situations to prove it is working correctly?...

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Trace Your Assertions

When I enter the word “assertions” into a search engine I get lots of results, including articles, books, courses, and tools. Nothing unusual there, as assertions have been present in the EDA industry for many years. They considerably increase...

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Acceleration-Ready UVM
Guest Blog by Doulos CTO, John Aynsley

We hear that emulation is one of the fastest-growing segments in EDA right now, yet simulation still continues to be the main workhorse for functional verification, and SystemVerilog and UVM are everywhere you look....

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Verifying Large FPGAs Isn't Easy
Guest Blog by Doug Perry, Senior Member Technical Staff at Doulos

The latest crop of FPGA devices are enormous when compared to ASICs that were built not that long ago. Verifying these ASICs required detailed plans, multiple tools, and sometimes special languages....

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‘Don’t Be Afraid of UVM’ Webinar on YouTube
Free webinar from the Aldec archives

Just in time for Halloween, Aldec has released a popular past webinar Don’t be Afraid of UVM for Hardware Designers on YouTube. Designers are usually very busy doing their work and have little time left for experimentation...

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SVUnit Adds Support for Aldec Riviera-PRO Users
A Guest Blog by Neil Johnson, HW Engineer/AgileSoC.com Co-Moderator

As I wrote on AgileSoC.com recently, Aldec users have something to get excited about as SVUnit now supports Riviera-PRO™, Aldec’s advanced verification platform. SVUnit is an open-source test framework for ASIC and FPGA developers...

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Visualizing UVM Environments: Debug Features Deliver a Clearer View
Guest Blog from Srinivasan Venkataramanan of CVC

It is an often-quoted statistic that Functional Verification consumes the lion’s share (40-70%) of ASIC and complex FPGA design projects. A less often stated fact, yet no less true, is the majority of verification cycle time is spent...

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Integrating SystemVerilog and SCE-MI for Faster Emulation Speed
Developing your own Emulation API

In the last SCE-MI article, we discussed how SCE-MI macro-based infrastructures can speedup SoC design verification time. In SCE-MI 2.1, Accelera introduced a ‘function-based’ infrastructure...

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