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Power Aware Verification Course Modules Released
I guess I could continue the puns on the low-power theme as a few readers may get a charge out of it. And there is a reason I seem to gravitate to puns from the start. The first chair of the IEEE 1801 committee and I exchanged puns one time that resulted in him shipping me a Pun DVD that recorded a pun contest in which one person and another tried to out do the other when it came to puns. So it is understandable why the topic of low power standards takes me back to these fun exchanges.
But low power design and verification is a serious issue that design teams continue to grapple. To take advantage of emerging support of the new low power standard takes time and energy on part of practicing engineers and design teams. More information on what IEEE Std. 1801™-2013 (Unified Power Format) is and how you can use it is needed.
Back in March 2013 I blogged that the revised IEEE low power standard had been approved. I also mentioned there would be a short wait until the standard itself was published. And, indeed, we continue to wait for the final editing of the standard. I shared a link to a short article on the content of the standard, but more information is needed.
To address this need, the Verification Academy has added a course on Power Aware Verification. There are six (6) sessions that will introduce you to power aware verification, UPF and walk you through an example to illustrate the use of the standard in more detail in about 1.5 hours. In order to access the course material you will need to be a “full access” registrant of Verification Academy. There is no fee for this, but restrictions apply.
In addition to watching the video course sessions online, you can also download the presentations and MP4 videos of the course for offline viewing.
The six course sessions are:
- Introduction to Power Aware Verification (9 minutes)
- Overview of UPF (13 minutes)
- Getting Started with UPF (23 minutes)
- A Simple UPF Example (17 minutes)
- UPF 2.0 Enhancements (11 minutes)
- Using Supply Set (18 minutes)
We are interested to get your feedback on the Power Aware Verification course and learn what additional sessions you think would help you get AMP’ed up to further the need to conserve energy. Let us know!
IEEE 1801™-2013 Enters Pre-Publish Phase
The completion and approval of electronic design automation standards has seemed to be the order of the day for several months now. Added to this list is the IEEE Standards Association (SA) approval of their newly revised low power standard (IEEE 1801™-2013). The IEEE SA’s Review Committee (RevCom) unanimously recommended approval and that was confirmed by the IEEE SA’s Standards Board last week.
If you don’t recognize IEEE 1801, you may also know it as the Unified Power Format (UPF).
As with all the IEEE standards, after approval, they are sent to editorial staff to prepare them for publication. So while you might expect me to suggest you get a copy of the standard, if low power design and verification is important to you, I know you cannot get a copy yet. So I won’t do that. If you do need something, the superseded version from 2009 is the only one available at this moment. I will keep you updated as to when it is published and ready for access to the global design community.
Mentor Graphics’ Erich Marschner and vice chair of the IEEE 1801 working group has published a short article in the DVCon edition of Verification Horizons titled The Evolution of UPF: What’s Next? (Free access; no registration required; 81KB)
Erich gives a good introduction to the new standard, also known as UPF 2.1. He describes that UPF 2.1 is an incremental update of UPF 2.0 and not a major revision. He shares that UPF 2.1 contains a large number of small changes, ranging from subtle refinements of existing commands to improve usability, to new concepts that help ensure accurate modeling of power management effects. His article describes some of the more interesting enhancements and refinements that can be found in the new standard.
Erich also shared that the 1801 working group is composed of more than 16 user and vendor companies with even many more participating in the final ballot. This gives us good confidence in the content of this standard and that the group will be ready to tackle the next issues and emerging requirements to further improve low power design and verification. If you are interested to join in with the IEEE 1801 team, visit here for more information.
DVCon UPF Tutorial
The IEEE 1801 leadership hosted a half day tutorial on the new standard in late February at DVCon. For those who registered for the conference, the tutorial presentation is still available online. Unfortunately, the material has not yet been made available to the general public. If you know someone who attended DVCon, and went to the tutorial, you might want to see if you can borrow their copy. The conference did an audio recording and I believe plans are to sync the audio with slides for those who were unable to attend DVCon. Stay tuned for this and I will share information when this becomes available.
As for planning you can do now. The IEEE 1801 team will host a tutorial at DAC on Sunday. I will share more information with you on that once the DAC registration site goes live. Until then, I guess we all have to wait and be patient – and plan our trips to DAC in Austin, TX.
Download the standard now – at no charge!
The latest update to the SystemVerilog standard is now ready for download. It joins other EDA standards, like SystemC in the IEEE Get™ program that grants public access to view and download current individual standards at no charge as a PDF. (If you wish to have an older, superseded and withdrawn version of the standard or if you wish to have a printed copy or have it in a CD-ROM format, you can purchase older and alternate formats from IEEE for a fee.)
Over the years Accellera came to understand that many people continued to use the freely available version that seeded the initial IEEE 1800 SystemVerilog standard. Since it is significantly out of date, Accellera collaborated with the IEEE Standards Association to ensure the latest version of the SystemVerilog standard would be freely available in electronic form to all whom wish to download it. Accellera now hopes all those old 3.1a versions that everyone has and uses can now be placed in the archives.
The new version of standard should be used by the UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) community as the definitive specification of the SystemVerilog standard upon which UVM is built. It goes very well with the UVM Cookbook and the Coverage Cookbook.
From Mentor’s perspective, it also makes a good companion to the Questa verification platform and complements our latest product update in which we announced support for the IEEE 1800-2012 SystemVerilog standard among other things.
If you have not done so already, download your copy now by clicking here.
Learn about new standards, industry surveys and trends
This year’s DVCon is set and if you have not yet registered, you can do it now – or just show up! If you want to secure seating at some of the Monday tutorial events, I strongly encourage pre-registration to ensure you can secure a seat. And if you just want to see the exhibits and chat with suppliers, that’s free.
The IEEE low power format is set to close on its current round standardization shortly and DVCon is a great place to learn all about it from the experts. Harry Foster will update the DVCon attendees on design and verification trends over lunch on Tuesday and later that afternoon, Mentor CEO, Wally Rhines will offer this year’s DVCon keynote. His keynotes are always insightful and entertaining. And if you want to catch me, you can find me with the Mentor staff at the Mentor exhibit booth. Or just follow @dennisbrophy on Twitter and I will share info on paper presentations and other happenings. For more details on the events mentioned above, see below. For more information DVCon in general, visit the website at www.dvcon.org.
Monday | February 25th | 1:30pm – 4:30 | Fir Ballroom
Low Power Design, Verification, and Implementation with IEEE 1801™ UPF™
The past few years, the IEEE P1801™ (Unified Low Power – UPF) Working Group has been busy working on an update to the industry’s standard for low power design, verification and implementation. Accellera has brought together experts from many EDA tool suppliers and users for this tutorial. Attendees can expect to gain a detailed understanding of of the IEEE standard (concepts, terminology & features) as well as an understanding of the practical aspects to apply UPF in real world flows.
The following experts will be help you learn about the new standard – and will be available to interact with at the conclusion of the tutorial.
Tuesday | February 26th | 11:30am – 12:45pm | Pine/Cedar Ballroom
The Changing Landscape in Functional Verification: Industry Trends, Challenges, and Solutions
Presented by Harry Foster
Mentor Graphics invites you to join us for lunch—where we will present, for the first time publicly, highlights from this year’s Wilson Research Group Functional Verification Study. Be the first on your block to learn the latest verification trends, challenges, and solutions.
Learn more, then register.
Tuesday | February 26th | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Oak/Fir Ballroom
Speaker: Wally Rhines, Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics
As a thought provoking, timely, and informative presentation, this keynote session will focus on functional verification trends and the accelerated adoption of advanced functional verification technologies, methodologies and languages.
Learn more, then register.
Tuesday & Wednesday (February 26th & 27th)
3:30pm – 6:30pm
I look forward to meet up with those who attend DVCon. You can catch me at or around the Mentor booth for the last three hours of the conference.
VHDL-2008 Explained Via 7 Course Modules
For some time now a dedicated group of engineers have defined and standardized an important update to the VHDL standard. Also know as IEEE Std. 1076™-2008, this update to VHDL took an interesting path to get to where it is today. The VHDL standards team started the standards development work in the IEEE but sought additional input and standards project funding from industry. Accellera provided a good venue in which to get industry input and feedback for an update to the VHDL standard along with funding. Once industry input was taken into account, the proposed update to VHDL, approved by Accellera, was returned to the IEEE for official standards ratification and ongoing maintenance. Jim Lewis, the IEEE VHDL Working Group Chair, points out this is the greatest update to VHDL since VHDL 93. And I agree. Jim is also the subject matter expert for the VHDL-2008 course modules on Verification Academy mentioned in this blog.
Verification Academy Modules
In less than an hour and half – over 7 course modules – Jim will layout out the additions and changes to VHDL-2008 to simplify the language and extend it to address more of your pressing design and verification challenges with the addition of reusable data structures, simplified RTL coding and the inclusion of fixed and floating point math packages.
As part of my role in international standardization as co-convenor of the IEC TC 93 WG2 (now known as IEC TC 91 WG 13) and in keeping with the IEEE/IEC dual-logo agreement, I helped complete the dual logo process for this version of VHDL in 2011. VHDL-2008 is also now known as IEC 61691-1-1-2011 – Behavioural languages – Part 1-1: VHDL Language Reference Manual. I think we can all agree that that name is a bit much that we can simply call it VHDL-2008.
With this round of standardization complete, the VHDL-2008 course modules arrive just as complete support for VHDL-2008 emerges here at Mentor Graphics in our ModelSim and Questa products.
I encourage and invite VHDL users to get acquainted with VHDL-2008 via the seven course modules on Verification Academy. Verification Academy “Full Access” membership is required. And it is easy to sign up (certain restrictions apply). For a quick look at what the courses offer, the introduction page found here will show you more details about the following modules.
|“VHDL-2008 Why It Matters” Modules|
Additional Reference Material
There is additional reference material you may wish to have to get the most out of VHDL-2008. Here is my short list:
- IEEE Std. 1076-2008 Language Reference Manual (Click here)
- VHDL-2008: Just the New Stuff (Click here)
- The Designer’s Guide to VHDL, Third Edition (Click here)
IEEE Std. 1800™-2012 Officially Ratified
The IEEE Standards Association (SA) Standards Board (SASB) officially approved the latest SystemVerilog revision, Draft 6, as an IEEE standard. The SASB Review Committee (RevCom) agenda and the SASB agenda include review and formal approval of the latest work by the IEEE Computer Society Design Automation Standards Committee’s (DASC) SystemVerilog Working Group at their December 2012 meeting series.
The new standard has many new features, numerous clarifications and various corrections to improve the standard and keep pace with electronic system design and verification. DVCon 2012 included a session presentation, Keeping Up with Chip – The Proposed SystemVerilog 2012 Standard Makes Verifying Ever-Increasing Design Complexity More Efficient” that detailed the standard. The paper was written by Stuart Sutherland (Sutherland HDL, Inc.) and Tom Fitzpatrick (Mentor Graphics). You can find a copy of the paper here at the DVCon 2012 archive and the presentation can be found at Sutherland HDL’s site here.
For users of Mentor Graphics’ Questa Verification Platform, many of the major SystemVerilog 2012 features can be used today, like multiple inheritance. As Stu and Tom said in their presentation, “This is BIG!” If you read their full paper, they discuss some ways this new feature might be useful for a UVM testbench.
Major work was done to augment the current notion of constraints in SystemVerilog. In past versions of the standard they were known as hard constraints. What this meant was all the conditions of the constraints had to be met otherwise there would be an error. There was no built-in method to relax the need to satisfy the constraints. Given the world of multiple constraints is the norm for testbenches today the potential for conflicts between them is high. To alleviate this the SystemVerilog Working Group introduced soft constraints to the standard. If you are interested in the details of what was proposed to be added the standard, you can reference the full proposal here that is included in the standard. Stu and Tom said that “This is also a big enhancement!”
IEEE 1800™-2012 has only now been approved. The standard itself is not ready to be published yet. Plans are to have it ready to be published before DVCon 2013, which is scheduled for late February 2013. I will share publication information as it becomes available. And, I hope you join me and attend DVCon 2013 where we can plan to celebrate the unveiling of the published standard.
While the IEEE publication will be the authoritative source on the standard, I have pointed to the presentation and paper by Stu Sutherland and Tom Fitzpatrick for information on the new standard that you can reference now. For those who depend on assertions, you will find SystemVerilog-2012 has a major update with enhancements for properties and sequences in the area of immediate assertions, data type support, argument passing, vacuity definitions, global clock resolution and inferred clocking in sequences and much more. You may find the SystemVerilog Assertions Handbook 3rd Edition by Ben Cohen, et. al. to be of value as well. You can find more information about it on Amazon.com here.
The Story Continues…
There is much more to the SystemVerilog-2012 story I will share more of that in the months ahead. The global team of experts who have put this together has been an outstanding collection of individuals ranging from producers and suppliers of electronic design automation software to consumers of said technology who have ensured the language can be used to design and verify the most demanding of electronic systems.
Stay tuned! For now, I encourage you to get informed!
Verification Academy Adds Major New Technical Resource
The Verification Academy adds another major methodology cookbook to focus on effective coverage adoption. The Coverage Cookbook describes the different types of coverage that are available to track your verification process progress, how to create a functional coverage model from a specification, and provides examples to implement functional coverage for different types of designs.
Verification Academy “full access” members have access to the free Coverage Cookbook and the UVM/OVM Cookbooks as well. Are you a registered full access member? If not, register now to become a full access member. (Restrictions apply.)
Coverage is not a new topic. It was one of major additions to the SystemVerilog (IEEE Std. 1800™-2009) standard. But the SystemVerilog functional coverage extensions were left to the verification engineer to use in such as way to return meaningful measurements of how much of the design specification was being tested. The Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) offers greater structure for coverage over SystemVerilog, but it too, is still only a piece of the puzzle.
As verification teams have come to generate greater amounts of information from use of SystemVerilog, UVM and other verification tools, the data from the verification runs needs to be easily used to drive coverage closure. Within the Mentor Graphics Questa verification platform, this resulted in the development of the Unified Coverage Database (UCDB) and associated verification management and planning features.
Since verification teams use a variety of tools and technology from many sources, it was an imperative that verification information could be easily shared and combined to help drive faster coverage closure across the industry. This is why Mentor Graphics donated its UCDB API to Accellera where it became the Unified Coverage Interoperability Standard (UCIS).
It would be great to think that we are done; but we’re not. Tools and data are just two dimensions of the three dimensions to any IC design project. A comprehensive approach to verification management that handles all of this adds the third dimension. The Mentor Graphics Questa Verification Management features handle all this.
Now the question is how to best adopt and use all the capabilities at hand from the standards to the verification technology at your finger tips.
The Verification Academy Coverage Cookbook is one of the important tools you now have to help pull all the information into a single place where you can learn the theory and put that theory into practice. The Coverage Cookbook is much like the OVM/UVM Cookbooks in that it is web friendly, while supporting the ability for you to generate a PDF file of the whole document in case you want to have a printed copy or have it available for offline reference.
The Theory section covers:
The Practice section shows three examples you can use today:
The Coverage Cookbook is a live document. You can expect continued extensions and contributions to enhance it. As Harry Foster, Mentor Graphics’ Chief Scientist Verification put it, “Methodology is the bridge between tools and technologies, which creates a productive, predictable, and repeatable solution.” We should expect that our collective use of this technology will help hone the methodology which is the heart of the Coverage Cookbook. And with this use, we should expect the Coverage Cookbook to evolve as we achieve greater verification productivity.
Let us know what you think about the Coverage Cookbook and what we might be able to do to improve it. In the meantime, Happy Coverage Closing!
Ready for 100 billion “things” connected by the Internet?
The IEEE Standards Association (SA) Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) has been working to bring industry input into the standards development organization on the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) trend that will connect billions of devices with each other.
As you can imagine, the impact this will have to the service structure down to the development of connected devices will have impact on tools used to create, verify and test them from the EDA industry to the protocols that will need to be in place to facilitate this.
This past summer the oneM2M was launched to bring some groups together who were dedicated to product technical specification for the M2M Service Layer. The impact on the IEEE, that is responsible for ongoing Internet standardization, is likewise large and not totally known.
I was reminded of the IoT impact this week by ARM’s EVP, Simon Segars. His ARM Techcon keynote presentation this week. noted the IoT is a merging of our digital and physical worlds. He also said predictions are the data from smartphones is “exploding at a 100% growth rate a year for the next 4-5 years.” To make the point even more stunning, Simon shared that Facebook expects 1-2 billion pictures will be taken and uploaded to their website around Halloween 2012. The good news for those who did not have the time to make it to Santa Clara, CA USA for ARM Techcon, his presentation has been made available for viewing on YouTube. You can find it here.
The IoT conversation continues around the globe.
IEEE IoT Workshop: You are invited!
IEEE has restored service to their Internet connection at www.ieee.org. However, connection from IEEE staff locations is tentative due to the widespread devastation of Hurricane Sandy in the New Jersey USA area where they live and work. There may be delays in getting official invitations out on the IoT workshop. The IEEE workshop on Internet of Things has been put together in conjunction with several of the CAG member companies, with direct leadership from our STMicroelectonics representative and input from representatives from Broadcom, GE Medical, Ericsson, Qualcomm and others. The IEEE SA staff and IoT Workshop leadership have asked those who are connected to share workshop information. I am doing that here.
You are invited to attend and participate in the workshop. Details on the event are:
The event will feature a combination of keynote speeches, product showcase and panel sessions with the goal to:
- identify collaboration opportunities and standardization gaps related to IoT
- help industry foster the growth of IoT markets;
- leverage IEEE’s value and platform for IoT industry-wide consensus development,; and
- help industry with the creation of a vibrant IoT ecosystem.
Date: 13 November 2012
Location: Milan, Italy
- Service Provider’s View of the IoT World (SP)
- End to End Systems Security (ST)
- IEEE-SA – Perfect Platform for the New Millennia of Consensus Development
Panel Topics include:
- GW as an Enabler of the New Services in the IoT World
- Monetizing Services in the IoT World
- Security in the IoT World
- Standard, what we have and what is missing, convergence in the technology world, collaboration opportunities.
31 October 2012 4:25 p.m. PDT
Access to ieee.org has been restored. That was quick! You can now access IoT Workshop details from IEEE directly.
31 October 2012 3:00 p.m. PDT
Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, power to IEEE servers has been lost and backup power sources have been depleted. Access to the IEEE website for more information, registration and additional details is not available at this moment. The workshop will be held.If the servers return to the Internet, I will update this notice.And if their absence appears to be something that will last longer than another day or so, I will update this blog with alternate contact information for those who would like more detailed information on how to register and where to go to attend the event.
A new style takes center stage
It was Fashion Week in Portland, Oregon in early October. And while the thought of Portland and fashion might not be believable to many in the world, especially those who look to the design houses of Paris or Milan, it was. What struck me was the blend of fashion with high tech this year. Intel took the opportunity to roll out its fashion inspired campaign (dressing room mirror sized tablets) and Mitsubishi used it to launch its new electric vehicle (named MiEV in case you did not know). Certainly it was more than just your run-of-the-mill runway show. But that was not the only thing “getting some style” here in the Portland area.
The Verification Academy team at Mentor Graphics has been working hard as well to restyle the Verification Academy website, modernize it and make content easily accessible. It made its debut in late September, a few weeks before the Portland Fashion Show. While these two things are a coincidence, the focus on a refreshed style should not to be totally unexpected.
Some of the changes just had to be made given the success of the Verification Academy. When it started a few years back, Harry Foster (the face in the picture of the Verification Academy website above) knew the adoption of advanced technology was hampered by unequal and slow distribution of knowledge. Part of the Verification Academy’s thrust was to bring information about advanced verification topics to the whole world in a format that could be easily used. The content comes from respected verification subject matter experts and the first “runaway success” was the Open Verification Methodology (OVM) training by John Aynsley from Doulos for the “basic” module and Tom Fitzpatrick from Mentor Graphics for the “advanced” module. The Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) course, likewise, has also joined the ranks of the highly watched. Updates to the Academy improve the services to deliver video.
We have moved to the most current web video protocols that allow modern browsers and mobile devices to easily access course content. You can watch courses on the “smaller” smartphone screens to the largest of TV displays with SD and HD video to support your viewing preferences. Since content is delivered in native web technologies, users do not have to depend on Flash or other plugins.
We have also migrated the Academy to the leading open source content management system and adopted the use SSL throughout the Verification Academy to make it more secure.
When we first started the Verification Academy, we did not know how large the community would grow nor could we predict the demands the community would place on the resources to support it. Today, there are almost 12.5K users making it the largest single site to support the verification professional. The changes we have made to the internals of the site show a speed improvement of over 400% by exploiting a commercial content delivery network to handle large media.
And for many members, where English is a second language, the video captions, when offered, are in plain text. Registered users can click on the picture to the right to see the UVM Introduction and enable closed caption to see how the text appears right below the video. (Or, from reading the text below video in the picture to the right, you can see John is introducing himself at the moment of this screen capture.)
We have also made big improvements to searches. The searching facility now scans across all content at once, from the forums, to the UVM/OVM Cookbook and presents the information to you in an improved way to allow you to filter the results to focus on just that you want to know.
Want to experience the new Verification Academy 2.0 style? Click here to go to the Verification Academy to see these changes and discover these and other changes yourself. Share your comments with me on what you think. Have we made it better for you? And if not, what more can we do to improve your experience even more?
OVM Bridges SystemVerilog and SystemC Languages
When UVM Connect was first released, the multilingual connection between IEEE Std. 1800™ (SystemVerilog) and IEEE Std. 1666™ (SystemC) standards bridged the two languages to allow design and verification engineers to access UVM from SystemC or SystemVerilog to exploit native languages advantages. OVM users wondered if it was possible to support them as well since OVM is a derived from UVM.
It is possible and UVM Connect has been extended to allow OVM users to enjoy the same benefits. An update to UVM Connect now allows it to be compiled to run with the OVM. And since the extensions are based on IEEE standards, they can be used in your simulator of choice.
The thriving OVM community is of no surprise. Last year, Harry Foster blogged about research on the use and adoption of verification methodologies. The research was done after UVM was established as an Accellera standard, and showed OVM continued its leading position as shown in one of the charts from Harry’s blog (see below). The chart even showed OVM was predicted to have a modest growth in adoption as well.
Mentor continues to bring many of the UVM additions back to the OVM user community in a way that does not disturb the upgrade path from OVM to UVM. The major addition to UVM in the first round of Accellera standardization was the addition of a register and memory package. This was back ported to OVM. (The OVM register and memory kit can be found here, if you are interested.) Now, UVM Connect has been extended to provide full OVM use.
If you find issues or have other suggestions that we should consider, you can always share your input at the OVM Forum or UVM Forum. In addition to interacting with other users, the Verification Academy is a good site for online resources like the UVM/OVM Cookbook, basic and advanced OVM/UVM training, and more.
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