Learn to build OVM & UVM Testbenches from scratch
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Learn and Start building Verification Testbenches in SystemVerilog based Verification Methodologies - OVM and UVM
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Last updated 7/2015
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Price: Free
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand concepts behind OVM and UVM Verification methodologies
  • Start coding and build testbenches using UVM or OVM Verification methodology
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  • Basic understanding of Functional Verification concepts
  • Basic understanding of SystemVerilog and object oriented concepts
  • Motivation to learn and discuss questions in the Forums

The Verification industry is adopting SystemVerilog based UVM Methodology at a rapid pace for most of the current ASIC/SOC Designs and is considered as a key skill for any job in the front end VLSI design/verification jobs.

This course teaches

  • Basic concepts of two (similar) methodologies - OVM and UVM -
  • Coding and building actual testbenches based on UVM from grounds up.
  • Plenty of examples along with assignments (all examples uses UVM)
  • Quizzes and Discussion forums
  • Hands on assignment to build a complete UVM Verification environent for a most popular SOC Bus protocol - APB Bus
Who is the target audience?
  • Verification engineers who have basic understanding of SystemVerilog but new to OVM/UVM methodology
  • Students passing out of VLSI/DigitalDesign/Microelectronics looking for a job in front end of VLSI design
  • Any VLSI front end design/verification engineer who wants to increase their job opportunities and skills
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
Introduction and Welcome
4 Lectures 32:27

Welcome and Introduction to the Course

Introduction to Course

Explains the need for Verification methodology and also about What a methodology should provide

Need for Verification Methodologies

Explains the concepts of Layered Testbench architecture and the benefits of modularity and re-usability of them in Verification industry

Layered Testbench Architecture - Concepts and Importance

Explains the concepts of what is meant by Factory in OVM and UVM and how Factory concept can be used to dynamically create various components and sequences

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2 pages
Fundamentals of OVM/UVM - Transaction Level Modelling
5 Lectures 48:27

Explains what is OVM, UVM and some of the highlights and differences. Since UVM evolved from OVM - most of the concepts remain same and so does coding

Introduction to OVM, UVM Concepts

OVM and UVM are built on top of Transaction level Modelling concepts and hence important to understand the basics of TLM concepts

Transaction Level Modelling Basics

The different ways to communicate on a TLM channel for the higher layer components - What are ports and exports and how those are connected?

TLM Interfaces - Ports and Exports, FIFOs

Explains Analysis ports and Analysis FIFOs and how they are used for TLM communication?

TLM Interfaces - Analysis Ports and FIFOs

Test your basics on Transaction Level Modelling
3 questions

Code and simulate a simple TLM example on edaplayground and make your concepts thorough

Assignment 1 : Producer Consumer Example Code Simulation
Building Testbench Components
8 Lectures 01:36:41

Learn the concepts of how a OVM/UVM based Testbench Architecture looks like and what the different components are

Testbench Components and Hierarchy

Understanding concepts of UVM Sequencer and Driver components and how to implement them

Building Driver and Sequencer Components

Understand how Sequencers and Drivers communicate on TLM interface and how to connect TLM ports and exports for driver and Sequencer

Sequencer to Driver Connection

Understanding concepts of a UVM Monitor component and how to implement a monitor component

Building a Monitor Component

Understanding the concepts of OVM/UVM Agents and how to implement Agent Components

Building an Agent Component

Understand the conepts of UVM environment and Test class and how to hierarchicaly organize components inside an environment and Test class

Environment and Test Class Components

Explains about how the different testbench components are build and connected in OVM/UVM
Building and Connecting Testbench Components

Understanding the importance of simulation phases and the different simulation phases in OVM and UVM - namely the build, connect and run phases

Understanding Simulation phases

Test your learning about testbench components and hierarchy

Test your concepts on Testbench Components
3 questions
Sequence Based Stimulus Generation
6 Lectures 01:14:55

Explains what is the concept behind Stimulus generation using Sequences? What are Sequences and how they can generate flexible stimulus

Basics of Sequence based Stimulus Generation

Explains what is a sequence item and how to implement a sequence item. What are all the methods/API that a OVM/UVM Sequence item supports?

Sequence Items and Methods

Explains the concepts of Sequences and the different Methods/API associated with Sequence like start(), body() etc

Sequences and its Methods

All Sequences are send to target driver through Sequencer. This lecture explains the communication mechanism used by Sequencer and Driver to connect and talk through the TLM interface

Sequencer and Driver API

Explains the different ways possible for generating sequences. Sequences can be generated sequentially or parallely or in a layered manner and other ways thus providing flexible and efficient stimulus generation

Sequence Generation Styles

Explains the concept of Virtual Sequence and why virtual sequences are important along with few examples

Basics of Virtual Sequences

Test your basics on Sequence based Stimulus generation
3 questions
Dynamic Construction and Configurations
3 Lectures 27:57
Explains the basic concepts of factory patterns and how UVM Factories are used and why
Basic Concepts of OVM/UVM Factory

Explains the concepts of OVM and UVM configuration objects and how those can be used

Testbench Configuration in UVM

Coming Soon. This will be video lecture available by November 1 2014

End of Test Mechanisms in UVM
1 page
Assignment - Building and Simulating APB (Advanced Peripheral Bus) Testbench
10 Lectures 44:10

Overview about assignment - Implementing a complete UVM environment for AMBA APB Protocol

Assignment Overview

Explains the details of the APB(Advanced Peripheral Bus ) Protocol and the interface signals and how the read and write transactions are on APB bus

Introduction to APB Protocol

Architecting testbench for APB protocol following UVM concepts. Block diagram and explanation of different testbench components and stimulus/sequences

APB Testbench Architecture

Explains how to create a basic APB Transaction or sequence item.

Explains how to define the interface file for APB protocol and the modports and clocking blocks to implement

Creating APB Transaction and Interface

Explains how to code and implement the APB Driver and Sequencer component

Creating APB Driver and Sequencer

Explains how to code and implement an APB monitor component

Creating APB Monitor

Explains how to create the APB Agent and Env Components

Creating APB Agent And Env

Explains how to create different sequences that can be used to stimulate the APB interface with different transactions

creating Sequences

Building Top level Test class, Test module and how to start sequences.

Also explains how to run simulation and what to observe in terms of transactions seen by driver and monitor

Building Test, Top Module and Simulating your test

Summary of key concepts and a preview of topics for learning Advanced UVM concepts

Summary and Preview of Advanced Topics for Further Study
0 Lectures 00:00
About the Instructor
Ramdas Mozhikunnath M
4.3 Average rating
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21,870 Students
3 Courses
Expert Verification Engr, Intel Alumni, 17+ yrs exp, Author

Experienced and Passionate Verification Engineer with 17+ years of experience in design verification of complex Microprocessors, ASIC and SOC designs at major semiconductor companies like Intel, IBM and other exciting startups.

Co-Author of book "Cracking Digital VLSI Verification Interviews: Interview Success" available on Amazon

Passionate in continuous learning of new and interesting technologies and always ready to share knowledge and help others

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