Tutorial: IEEE-Compatible UVM Reference Implementation and Verification Components

UVM - Universal Verification Methodology

Presented at DVCon U.S. 2018 on February 26, 2018

On April 11, 2017, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) approved the IEEE 1800.2™ Standard for Universal Verification Methodology (UVM). For the tens of thousands of UVM verification engineers, this milestone connects teams to a standard recognized worldwide. However, the milestone does come with change. On one hand, there are many improvements and new features in the IEEE standard. On the other hand, there are changes to the both the standardized and undocumented APIs that many engineers accessed in the Accellera reference implementation to build their verification components.

This tutorial introduces engineers to the new reference implementation aligned with IEEE 1800.2 created by the Accellera UVM Working Group. The speakers use the new reference implementation to describe the new features and changes relative to UVM 1.2. Viewers will learn the steps they need to take to update their verification components to be IEEE-compatible. Code examples will help viewers gain the practical knowledge they need to adopt the IEEE 1800.2™ Standard for UVM.

The tutorial is split into five sections:

  • Part 1: Introduction, New Users and Migrators from Pre-1.2
    Mark Strickland, Cisco Systems, Inc.


  • Part 2: Objects and Policies
    Mark Peryer, Mentor, a Siemens Business


  • Part 3: Abstract Factory, Deferred Initialization and Dynamic UVM_Reg Mapping
    Uwe Simm, Cadence Design Systems

  • Part 4: Configuration, Callbacks and Reporting
    Srivatsa Vasudevan, Synopsys

  • Part 5: Conclusion
    Justin Refice, NVIDIA

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