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
4.5 (600 ratings)
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4,845 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 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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Requirements
  • Basic understanding of Functional Verification concepts
  • Basic understanding of SystemVerilog and object oriented concepts
  • Motivation to learn and discuss questions in the Forums
Description

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
05:27:37
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Introduction and Welcome
4 Lectures 32:27

Welcome and Introduction to the Course

Introduction to Course
03:33

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

Need for Verification Methodologies
13:58

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
14:56

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

Download Course Resource And Assignment Instructions
2 pages
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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
07:12

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
15:01

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
15:01

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

TLM Interfaces - Analysis Ports and FIFOs
03:41

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
07:32
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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
14:59

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

Building Driver and Sequencer Components
13:53

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
11:34

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

Building a Monitor Component
08:00

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

Building an Agent Component
09:58

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
09:53

Explains about how the different testbench components are build and connected in OVM/UVM
Building and Connecting Testbench Components
15:01

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
13:23

Test your learning about testbench components and hierarchy

Test your concepts on Testbench Components
3 questions
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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
14:27

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
15:01

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

Sequences and its Methods
15:01

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
14:45

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
08:13

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

Basics of Virtual Sequences
07:28

Test your basics on Sequence based Stimulus generation
3 questions
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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
15:01

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

Testbench Configuration in UVM
12:56

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

End of Test Mechanisms in UVM
1 page
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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
05:14

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
08:48

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

APB Testbench Architecture
05:05

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
03:33

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

Creating APB Driver and Sequencer
02:33

Explains how to code and implement an APB monitor component

Creating APB Monitor
02:09

Explains how to create the APB Agent and Env Components

Creating APB Agent And Env
03:04

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

creating Sequences
02:16

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
04:40

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

Summary
06:48
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Summary and Preview of Advanced Topics for Further Study
0 Lectures 00:00
About the Instructor
Ramdas Mozhikunnath M
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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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