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UVM Classes & Training

UVM or Universal Verification Methodology is a standardized verification methodology which is a collaborated outcome of all the major simulation vendors of the semiconductor industry. UVM allows creation of flexible and reusable Verification components and assembling powerful Verification environments using constrained random coverage driven methods of SystemVerilog.

BootCamp UVM Training is for advanced users who have strong Verification fundamentals and hands-on experience with Verilog and SystemVerilog. The course extensively covers UVM basics, Testbench components, building UVM Verification environments, Functional Coverage integration, Register Abstraction Layer (RAL) concepts and its integration into the UVM testbench.

Course Objectives:

  • Build a simple UVM testbench following Constraint Random Coverage Driven Verification methodology with flexible and reliable environment components that facilitate re-use
  • Introduce UVM Verification Components and their integration into UVM testbench with multiple hands-on Labs
  • Track and measure the progress of Verification with Functional Coverage
  • Assist in building RAL model for the UVM testbench and applying built-in RAL methods and sequences
  • Enables an experienced engineer to review, refresh and realign the constructs provided by UVM to be updated with latest industry techniques

Why VeriFast’s UVM Training?

Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) is a framework of Class libraries developed in SystemVerilog. UVM allows development of plug-and-play re-usable components and environments, facilitating interoperability among different teams.  UVM Class Reference Library provides all the UVM classes and their usage – but is too vast and can be tedious.

  • Our Training presents guidelines on how to use the classes given in the UVM Class Reference Library with live Examples and hands-on Labs
  • UVM provides multiple ways to solve a problem. Our Training presents the most efficient and proven techniques recommended by Industry experts
  • Our Training provides a simple-and-best learning approach by gradually increasing the complexity of the UVM Testbench being built, starting from scratch to integrating complex techniques like RAL
  • Our Training is designed and frequently updated by Industry Professionals with 15+ years of Verification experience
  • Compare our program with any other program available and you’ll find that VeriFast offers the most cost effective and in-depth solution available

UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) Training Content:

  • UVM Overview
    1. UVM Evolution
    2. UVM Structural Pieces and Classes
    3. Phases, Reporting, Factory and Config_db
    4. Introduction to Register Abstraction Layer (RAL)
  • Writing a Simple UVM Testbench
    1. UVM Classes and Field Macros
    2. UVM Environment Architecture
    3. TB Top, Test, Environment, Agent
    4. Sequencer, Driver, Monitor, Scoreboard
    5. Sequence and Sequence Item
    6. Factory Overriding
  • Functional Coverage Integration
    1. Signal level Functional Coverage
    2. Transaction level Functional Coverage
    3. Integrating Functional Coverage into UVM Testbench
  • UVC integration
    1. UVM Verification Component (UVC)
    2. UVC Integration into Environment
  • Writing an advanced UVM Testbench I
    1. Custom register model building
    2. Virtual Sequence and Virtual Sequencer
  • RAL Concepts
    1. RAL introduction
    2. Register block
    3. Adapter and predictot
    4. Register Access Methods
    5. RAL sequences
  • Writing an advanced UVM Testbench II
    1. Interrupt Handling
    2. RAL integration into UVM Testbench
    3. RAL methods usage in UVM testbench
  • Final Project
    1. Build a UVM Testbench for a complex design

UVM Training – Assignments & Labs:

  • Building a Basic UVM testbench
  • Building an Advanced UVM testbench
  • RAL Integration into UVM testbench
  • Final Project

Prerequisites:

  • BE or ME in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, VLSI or Equivalent
  • Good knowledge on Verification concepts
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming concepts
  • Hands-on experience with Verilog and SystemVerilog or completion of ASIC Verification and SystemVerilog training programs
  • High Quality Internet Connection

EDA Tools:

  • QuestaSim Functional Verification tool from Mentor Graphics