The two most important developers of design and verification standards, Accellera and OSCI will hold a joint luncheon on Monday February 28 during DVCon. The topic of the event will be the newly developed Unified Verification Methodology (UVM).
A daylong tutorial about UVM will also take place on Monday at DVCon, as well as a tutorial on Transaction Level Modeling (TLM). For a detailed agenda of the technical content, please click here. To register for this event and the luncheon and Town Hall session please click here.
Developed by Accellera’s Verification Intellectual Property (VIP) committee the UVM standard addresses verification complexity and interoperability within companies and throughout the electronics industry for both novice and advanced teams while also providing consistency. It defines a standard for the creation, integration, and extension of the UVM Verification Component (UVC) and the verification environments that scale from block to system.
Accellera’s VIP committee has been working hard to create the UVM for the past 18 months. Expert users, methodology engineers and tool developers have put together not just the standard specification but also a source code reference implementation for immediate deployment in complex SoC verification projects.
The Accellera UVM standard encompasses both SystemC and TLM methods and thus it is of great interest to OSCI. Both organizations have understood this from the beginning and the luncheon is a venue to bring users and developers of all verification methods and tools together to gain more information about the environment and to offer observations.
The luncheon will take the form of a town hall meeting (less the shouting and the concealed or overt weapons). The session will be moderated by Stan Krolikoski of Cadence, a long time active participant of standards development project, and now an officer of both organizations. Topics raised by the participants will be addressed by a group of experts in the audience. This will give the most expert professional in a particular aspect of UVM, TLM, and SystemC the opportunity to address the topic, without restricting the number of possible interlocutors, as a traditional panel format would.