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The inaugural SVUnit User Group Lunch will take place the week of DVCon in San Jose. Bringing SVUnit users together is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. So much so that I’ve held off using the word ‘inaugural’ for … Continue reading
I think we have two fairly critical barriers to overcome before agile hardware gets any serious traction from semiconductor teams.
For me, 2016 starts with new work on SVUnit… I’ll be doing a little work on the library itself, adding some new UVM support and updated scripting I’ve got an article in the works for testing UVM checkers with SVUnit A bigger … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I wrote about how I’m using lean startup to launch a new EDA tool. Last week, I finally got everything in place. It’s called FunCov and it’s live on the new AgileSoC.com tool portal.
Our SVUnit user base is growing… and I’d like to do what I can to help things along further. If you’re on a team that is: interested in SVUnit but need a nudge to get going; evaluating SVUnit and want to be sure it … Continue reading
Choosing a domain name for a blog can be tricky, no? You want to pick something that describes what you’re doing, but also something catchy that people will relate to and remember. In the days before AgileSoC.com, I remember choosing between … Continue reading
Back in February, 2012, Mentor started promoting a new method for building UVM testbenches. It was a 3 step method called UVM Express and it suggested a methodical way of adopting UVM by separately focusing on BFM development, coverage and stimulus. Mentor … Continue reading
FunCov is a user friendly, web-based tool that enables functional coverage model crowdsourcing for commonly used industry protocols. It’s my latest side-project/Wednesday night time suck and I’m excited about it. I’ve been working on it since August. It’s almost ready to go.
How do I get started with agile hardware development? That’s a question I get a lot. Do you ask for management approval or try something under the radar? Is a pilot appropriate or is it best to just go for it with the whole team? Is … Continue reading