All Aboard! EDA Companies Adopt New UVM from Accellera’s VIP/TSC to verify IC Designs (I love Acronyms)
The hot news in mil/aero this week centers on UVM, Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) released yesterday by Accellera. The electronics industry organization, which is focused on electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP) standards, has approved version 1.0 of its UVM standard for verifying integrated circuit (IC) designs.
Accellera’s Verification IP (VIP) Technical Subcommittee (TSC) developed the standard, which is now available for download from the organization’s Web site at www.accellera.org. Also offered for download are: the Class Reference Manual, an open-source SystemVerilog base class library implementation, and a User Guide.
“The UVM standard establishes a methodology to improve design and verification efficiency, verification data portability and tool, and VIP interoperability,” according to an Accellera spokesperson.
EDA technology companies, including Mentor Graphics Corp., support UVM; Mentor Graphics is an early supporter, in fact. Also of note, Accellera based the new UVM standard on Open Verification Methodology (OVM), which in 2007 was jointly developed by Mentor Graphics and Cadence Design Systems. The same day Accellera approved UVM 1.0, Mentor Graphics announced comprehensive support for UVM across a broad range of its products, including: the Questa advanced functional verification platform, Questa MVC Verification IP library, Veloce emulation platform, and Certe Testbench Studio tool.
“We see firsthand what a huge impact a comprehensive methodology can have to bring the verification effort under control, and to facilitate the horizontal and vertical reuse that users need to successfully verify SOCs,” explains John Lenyo, general manager, Design Verification Technology division, Mentor Graphics. “The release of UVM 1.0 is the culmination of countless man hours of discussion, debate, and idea sharing. Congratulations to everyone involved.”
Indeed, congratulations on the new standard. The electronics industry is buzzing about UVM, and this geek is anxious to witness its impact on the mil/aero market.
More Blog Posts
Add Your Comment
About J. VanDomelen Mil/Aero Blog
J. VanDomelen holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and myriad certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTia in varying facets of computer software, hardware, and network design and implementation. He has worked in the electronics industry for more than 12 years in varied fields, including advanced systems design of highly technical military and aerospace computer systems, semiconductor manufacturing, open source software development, hardware design, and rapid prototyping.
- To Infinity and Beyond
- Warp Factor 10, Mr. Sulu
- Bombardier Steps Up to the Big Boys
- Suborbital Solicitations
- Wanted: Suborbital Flight Technology Payloads & Capabilities
- Gas Guzzlers Galore
- April 2013 (5)
- March 2013 (5)
- February 2013 (5)
- January 2013 (5)
- December 2012 (5)
- November 2012 (5)
- October 2012 (5)
- September 2012 (5)
- August 2012 (5)
- July 2012 (6)
- June 2012 (4)
- May 2012 (5)
- April 2012 (5)
- March 2012 (5)
- February 2012 (4)
- January 2012 (4)
- December 2011 (5)
- November 2011 (5)
- October 2011 (5)
- September 2011 (5)
- August 2011 (5)
- July 2011 (5)
- June 2011 (5)
- May 2011 (5)
- Mil/Aero Industry Health: A Matter of National Concern
- Washington State Moves to Bolster Aerospace Market – Aerospace Industry Investment, Part III
- Washington Ponies up Cash for Aerospace Training — Aerospace Industry Investment, Part II
- Washington Losing Aerospace Business and Clout? — Aerospace Industry Investment, Part I
- Fiery Death from the Heavens?
- April 2011 (5)
- March 2011 (5)
- February 2011 (5)
- January 2011 (4)
- December 2010 (5)
- November 2010 (5)
- October 2010 (5)
- September 2010 (6)
- Are You Kidding Me? Make Another One?
- Flash Gordon Eat Your Heart Out – Is the Ray-gun a Reality?
- Doing More with Less, Multitasking Engineers.
- Nothing Wrong with a Little Competition, Part 2
- Nothing Wrong with a Little Competition, Part 1
- Geeks and Engineers Funding and Forging the Private Space Industry
- August 2010 (4)
- July 2010 (4)
- June 2010 (5)
- May 2010 (5)
- April 2010 (5)