Category Archives: Functional Verification

Inaugural SVUnit User Group Lunch

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

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Are You Using SVUnit?

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

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Introduction to SVUnit

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

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Whatever Happened to UVM Express?

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

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SVUnit Also Has a Logo

I figured the new user guide made SVUnit look like a real product. And since real products have a logo, I stayed up late one night and did logo. But if it has a logo, shouldn’t it also have a tagline? I guess, so now … Continue reading

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SVUnit Now Has a User Guide

While I find reading EDA user guides hard enough, writing them is way worse, which is why I’ve avoided it for as long as I have. Alas, with usage of SVUnit growing pretty steady and people hinting for better instruction, I … Continue reading

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Tudor Timisescu, Welcome to SVUnit

Slacking off? Me?? I guess maybe I have been because someone finally got sick of waiting for me to get to a new SVUnit feature and added it themselves… …and that made me happy. As of 2 about weeks ago, Tudor … Continue reading

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SVUnit v3.1 Released

I just posted version 3.1 of SVUnit to sourceforge. If you’ve been waiting patiently for me to get rid of the makefiles, the wait is over. From here on, we’ve got a simple command line script to run SVUnit unit tests … Continue reading

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SVUnit Scripting Proposal Version 2

I’ve had people asking about the SVUnit new scripting proposal I posted a few months back. I forgot about it for a while but now I’m back. I’ve taken some of the feedback I’ve received and folded it into a … Continue reading

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Honey… I’m Being Eaten By A Bear: 10 Need to Know Tips

Last week I stumbled across a verification post that used my favorite verification graphic from the Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Survey that Mentor sponsors every few years. Here it is again for anyone that hasn’t seen it posted here … Continue reading

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