SystemVerilog for Verification Part 2 : Projects
What you'll learn
- Verification of Memories viz. FIFO
- Verification of Bus Protocols viz. APB, AHB, AXI, Whishbone
- Verification of Interface Communication Protocols viz. SPI, UART, I2C
- Verification of Simple Compinational Block viz. Adder
- Verification of Simple Sequential Block viz. Data Flipflop
- Fundamentals of Verilog, Digital Electronics
The VLSI industry can be divided into two branches, viz., design of RTL and verification of the RTL. Verilog and VHDL remain the popular choices for most design engineers working in RTL design. Functional verification could also be performed with the Hardware Description Language, but the Hardware Description Language has limited capabilities for performing code coverage analysis, corner case testing, and so on, and writing TB code may be impossible for complex systems at times.
SystemVerilog has become the primary choice of verification engineers to perform verification of complex RTL's. SystemVerilog object-oriented capabilities such as inheritance, polymorphism, and randomization allow users to find critical bugs with minimum effort.
Each complex system in FPGAs is built with the help of multiple subsystems. These subsystems can be either simple sequential components / simple combinational components / data communication protocols RTL / bus protocol RTL.
Once we understand strategies to perform verification of the common subsystems, you can easily perform verification of any complex system with the same logic.
Our objective for the course will be to build logic with the help of the fundamentals discussed in the first part of the course to perform verification of these common subsystems. We start our course by performing verification of data flipflops and FIFOs, then proceed to verification of common data communication protocols, viz., SPI, UART, and I2C. Finally, we will perform the verification of bus protocols, viz., ABP, AHB, AXI, and Whishbone protocol.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone wish to learn Verification of the RTL with SystemVerilog
I am working as FPGA Developer Lead in India's Finest Financial Technology Firm for the development of a next-generation High-Frequency Trading platform on Xilinx Alveo FPGA Cards. Before Joining Fintech, I spent three years as a VLSI Trainer at Mumbai University, India, and one year as Research Scientist at the Prominent R&D Centre for Applied Electronic Research of India contributing to the development of Gradient Controller,64 Mhz Receiver on FPGA for Indigenous MRI Machine. During my free time, I love to develop Udemy Courses. I also collaborated with Larsen & Toubro Technology Services, Power International in the development of various FPGA based Systems such as Simultaneous DAQ, Multi-channel Logic Analyzers, and DTS. My area of interest includes Front End VLSI Design, SoC, and Chip Verification.