SystemVerilog Assertions and Functional Coverage is a comprehensive from-scratch course on Assertions and Functional Coverage that covers features of SV LRM 2005/2009 and 2012. The course does not require any prior knowledge of OOP or UVM. The course is taught by a 30 year veteran in the design of CPU and SoC who published a book on SVA and FC in 2014 and hold 13 U.S. patents on design verification. The course has 33 lectures and is 8.5 hours in length that will take you step by step through learning of the languages.
The knowledge gained from this course will help you find and cover those critical and hard to find and cover design bugs. SystemVerilog Assertions and Functional Coverage are very important parts of overall functional verification methodology and all verification engineers need this knowledge to be successful. The knowledge of SVA and FC will indeed be highlights of your resume when seeking a challenging job or project The course offers step-by-step guide to learning of SVA and FC with plenty of real life applications to help you apply SVA and FC to your project in shortest possible time. SVA and FC helps critical aspect of Functional/Temporal domain coverage which is simply not possible with code coverage.
We will discuss the basic definition of an Assertion. Its pros and cons and project wide methodology
This lecture will introduce Immediate Assertions and Deferred Immediate Assertions
This lecture will discuss in-depth the definitions of sequence, property, assert and cover. It will also discuss Implication Operators such as Overlapping and Non-overlapping. This lecture is foundational to the course.
This lecture will discuss how SystemVerilog Assertions are sampled in the pre-poned region of a clock edge. It will discuss nuances of singly clocked properties.
This lecture discusses the most fundamental semantic of the language - that being the concept of multi-threading and pipelined behavior. It then goes into the discussion of formal and actual arguments and their connectivity. other features discussed are assertion execution terminate system features such as 'disable iff'
This lecture discusses the so-called Sampled Value Functions, namely $rose and $fell
This lecture discusses Sampled Value Functions such as $past, $stable, $changed, $sampled, etc. It also discusses Global clocking PAST and FUTURE sampled value functions.
This lecture discusses fundamentals of Clock Delay and Clock Delay Range operators.
This lecture dives deep into the Consecutive Repetition Operator.
This lecture dives deep into Non-Consecutive repetition and Non-Consecutive GOTO operators. Shows the similarity and differences between the two operators
This lecture discusses the operators "throughout' and 'within'
This lecture discusses the operators 'and', 'or' and 'intersect' as applied to procedural code as well as concurrent assertion.
This lecture discusses the important concept of 'first_match' and its effective use in an Antecedent. It then follows with if-then-else, iff and 'implies' features
$onehot, $onehot0, $isunknown, $countones
Assertion execution control tasks: $assertoff, $asserton, $assertkill, $assertpassoff, $assertpasson, $assertfailoff, $assertfailon, $assertnonvacuouson, $assertvacuousoff, $assertcontrol
This lectures dives deep into SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA) 'Local Variables'. Plenty of applications are given.
This lecture discusses 'expect', 'assume', Blocking 'action block' etc. important features of SVA.
This lecture shows how to write SVA assertion for an Asynchronous FIFO.
This lecture discusses the IEEE-1800 LRM 2009 and 2012 features such as 'let declarations' and 'checker'
Ashok Mehta has worked in the CPU/SoC design and verification field for over 30 years at DEC, DG, INTEL, APPLIED MICRO (AMCC) and TSMC.
Ashok is author of the popular book “SystemVerilog Assertions and Functional Coverage: A guide to language, methodology and applications - Second Edition”. Springer 2016
Also, author of popular book "ASIC/SoC Functional Design Verification: A comprehensive guide to technologies and methodologies". Springer 2017
Ashok holds 17 U.S. Patents in the field of SoC and 3DIC design verification.