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  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."


 
          
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