Learn SystemVerilog Assertions and Coverage Coding in-depth

Become skilled in two key aspects of SystemVerilog used to ensure quality and completeness in all Verification jobs.
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

A course that will help you learn everything about System Verilog Assertions (SVA) and Functional coverage coding which forms the basis for the Assertion based and Coverage Driven Verification methodologies. These are the two key methodologies used most widely in all current SOC/chip designs to ensure quality and completeness.

The course covers everything from concepts to coding along with several examples to illustrate as well as quizzes and lab exercises to make your learning thorough.

The course contents include several examples and illustrations from LRM and other popular books on SystemVerilog.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic concepts in Verification
  • A desire to learn important skills essential for a Functional Verification job

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the concepts of Assertions and Functional Coverage and how to use SystemVerilog language for same
  • Gain hands on experience through examples and assignments
  • Add these key skills to your profile that are a must for getting any Verification job in current industry

Who is the target audience?

  • Students of VLSI/Digital/Embedded design looking for a job in Front end VLSI design
  • Professional Logic Design and Verification Engineers who wants to increase their skills

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Welcome and Overview

Welcome and Introduction to course

Test your basics
4 questions
Section 2: System Verilog Assertions - Basics and Sequences

Introduction to Assertions - What is assertion and Why to use assertions, advantages and a brief history of how SVA evolved


Explains basic concepts of Immediate and Concurrent Assertions


Basic concepts of sequences and properties as building blocks to write complex assertions are explained


Sequence operators for cycle delay and repeat operators are explained


Explains the sequence operators - AND and OR, Intersect with examples


Explains the sequence operations first_match, throughout and within


Sequence opertors if..else conditions and .ended explained

Test your knowledge on operators
4 questions

Explaines usage of local variables and subroutines in sequences


Explains the usage of various sampled functions like $rose, $fell, $past, $stable etc


This lecture explains system tasks/function like $onehot/0, $isunknown, $assertoff/on/kill and usages with examples

Test Your knowledge
4 questions

Exercises for Sequences

Section 3: System Verilog Assertions - Properties and Clocking

Decribes the types of properties based on expressions or operators etc


Explains about recursive properties and how to use them


Explains multiple-clock assertions and also clock inference in single vs multiple clock assertions


Binding Assertions to Design and Usage of Expect blocks that are similar to assertions


Tips and Best practices while using Assertions

Testing on Assertions
3 questions

Exercises for assertions

Section 4: System Verilog Functional Coverage Coding

Explains basic concepts of coverage, code vs functional coverage and why those are important


Explains basic concepts and syntax with examples for covergroup, coverpoint and Bins and how to use covergroups with arguments and inside classes


Explains more on bins, transition bins, automatic, wildcard, ignore and illegal


Explains cross coverage with examples


Explains the coverage options supported in System Verilog language


Explains predefined coverage methods , performance implications with coverage and cover properties

Testing Functional Coverage learning
4 questions
SV Functoinal Coverage Lab Exercises
Section 5: Course Wrap up and Summary
Upcoming Mini project - Creating Assertions and Coverage for SDRAM interface
3 pages
Test Your skills
1 question

Summary and Wrap up

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Instructor Biography

Ramdas Mozhikunnath M, Expert Verification Engr, Intel Alumni, 16+ yrs exp, Author

Expert and Passionate Verification Engineer with 16+ 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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