Date:11th July 2011
Mentor Graphics adds learning material
on UVM/OVM of chip design
Mentor Graphics' Mentor Verification Academy website is
expanded to serve the growing information requirements of
companies adopting the Universal Verification Methodology
(UVM) and the Open Verification Methodology (OVM). The use
of these methodologies has skyrocketed in recent years as
they continue to deliver on the promise of improved design
and verification productivity, verification data portability,
and tool and verification IP (VIP) interoperability.
By expanding the Verification Academy site to include broader
access to UVM/OVM information, including the active 'forum'
that had previously been located on OVMworld.org, Mentor
say it is providing a single access point for rich content,
self-paced training, current information and engineer-to-engineer
interaction on everything related to the functional verification
of IC designs. Industry experts in all facets of functional
verification are regular contributors to the portal and
serve as moderators for real-time discussions. In addition,
the portal provides early access to information, downloads
and examples for the evolving UVM standard.
In addition to the video courses, the Verification Academy
also boasts the newly-released UVM/OVM Online Methodology
Cookbook, the first comprehensive interactive textbook for
verification engineers. Covering both UVM and OVM, the Cookbook
provides detailed descriptions, guidelines and coding examples
for all aspects of verification IP and testbench design
making optimal use of the methodologies.
"Our vision for the Verification Academy is to provide
the necessary skills that enable our customers to take advantage
of today's latest, advanced functional verification techniques,"
said Harry Foster, chief scientist for the Design Verification
Technology division at Mentor. "With industry adoption
of the Accellera UVM standard expected to increase by 233%
within the next twelve months, our new UVM/OVM Verification
Methodology Portal is both timely and aligns well with the
Verification Academy's vision. In addition, our new Verification
Academy intelligent testbench automation (iTBA) module provides
a wonderful introduction to the latest state-of-the-art,
advanced functional verification techniques."