Just in time for Christmas and other year-end holidays, I am pleased to announce that the latest issue of Verification Horizons is now available on-line. As usual, we have a great lineup of articles that I’m sure you’ll find informative:
- Integrate Ethernet QVIP in a Few Hours: an A-to-Z Guide - Shows how to instantiate a Questa VIP (QVIP) component quickly and easily into your UVM environment, including how to arrange your environment to configure the QVIP and take advantage of built-in protocol-specific analysis, coverage and debug features of the component.
- Fast Track to Productivity Using Questa VIP -Takes you through a new set of productivity features that we’ve named“EZ-VIP” that provides predefined sequences,configuration objects and wrapper modules to function as a “Quick Starter Kit” to help you get up and running quickly to verify standard design IP for popular protocols like PCIe and AXI4.
- Cache-Coherent Interface Verification IP - Extends the EZ-VIP discussion to focus on the use
generic read/write APIs for ARM® AMBA® cache-coherent protocol verification. By providing a coherency API as well as a cache controller in the VIP, the task of writing meaningful stimulus sequences becomes much simpler.
How Design Engineers Can Get Verification Engineers to Stop Complaining, and Other Advice - Somewhat irreverent and refreshingly candid advice for design engineers to help them avoid some of themore common pitfalls that cause tension between design and verification teams.
- Please! Can Someone Make UVM Easier to Use? - Best Poster Award-winner at DVCon India.
A series of “before” and “after”code examples to show you how to use just the right set of features in UVM to make your code clear, concise and easy to debug.
resets and re-generate DUT traffic in UVM without using phase jumping.
Increase Verification Productivity with Questa UVM Debug – Shows you how to take advantage of the UVM-specific debug features built into Questa to maximize your visibility into your UVM testbench.
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Whichever holiday(s) you celebrate at this special time of year, I hope you experience the peace, joy and hope that my family and I will share this Christmas.