Learn SystemVerilog Assertions and Coverage Coding in-depth
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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.
4.4 (320 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,040 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2015
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Price: Free
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • Basic concepts in Verification
  • A desire to learn important skills essential for a Functional Verification job

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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
Welcome and Overview
1 Lecture 02:21

Welcome and Introduction to course

Introduction and Overview

Test your basics
4 questions
System Verilog Assertions - Basics and Sequences
11 Lectures 02:02:19

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

Introduction to Assertions

Explains basic concepts of Immediate and Concurrent Assertions

SVA Basics - Immediate and Concurrent Assertions

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

SVA Basics - Sequence and Property Blocks

Sequence operators for cycle delay and repeat operators are explained

SequenceOperators - Repeat Operators

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

SequenceOperators - AND , OR

Explains the sequence operations first_match, throughout and within

SequenceOperators -FirstMatch, Throughout and Within

Sequence opertors if..else conditions and .ended explained

SequenceOperators- if else, ended and triggered

Test your knowledge on operators
4 questions

Explaines usage of local variables and subroutines in sequences

Sequences - Local Variables and Subroutines

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

Sequences - Sampled Value Functions

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

Sequences - Lab Exercise 1
System Verilog Assertions - Properties and Clocking
6 Lectures 01:03:29

Decribes the types of properties based on expressions or operators etc

SVA - Properties - Basics and Types

Explains about recursive properties and how to use them

SVA - Recursive Properties

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

Clock resolution and Multiple Clock sequences

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

SVA - Binding and expect property

Tips and Best practices while using Assertions

SV Assertions - Tips and Best Usages

Testing on Assertions
3 questions

Exercises for assertions

Assertions - Lab Exercise 2
System Verilog Functional Coverage Coding
7 Lectures 01:26:17

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

Introduction to Coverage

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

SV Covergroups and Coverpoints - Basics

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

Coverage bins - Auto, transition, wildcard, ignore, illegal

Explains cross coverage with examples

SV Cross Coverage

Explains the coverage options supported in System Verilog language

Coverage options and usages

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

Coverage Methods, Performance, cover properties and misc

Testing Functional Coverage learning
4 questions

SV Functoinal Coverage Lab Exercises
Course Wrap up and Summary
2 Lectures 12:08
Upcoming Mini project - Creating Assertions and Coverage for SDRAM interface
3 pages

Test Your skills
1 question

Summary and Wrap up

Summary and Wrap up
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

Quora Top Writer 2017 in VLSI/Semiconductor topics