User-2-User’s Functional Verification Track

User Adoption of OVM Featured; Views on UVM Discussed

The Mentor Graphics user group meeting, User-2-User, in Santa Clara is all set.  U2U will be held on 26 April 2011 at the Santa Clara Marriott and one of the tracks will feature functional verification after keynote presentations by Mentor’s CEO, Wally Rhines and Xilinx’s CTO, Ivo Bolsens.

Registration for the event is open and is fee-free.  U2U includes a complimentary lunch, evening reception and raffle along with the technical program.

The functional verification track opens with a presentation by Mentor’s Steve Chappell on how Mentor is “transforming verification” followed by three user presentations.  The three user presentations share a common theme that highlight how they have leveraged the Open Verification Methodology (OVM) to improve their verification productivity.  A couple presentations will also offer their views of the Accellera Universal Verification Methodology (UVM).

For users interested in the most current information on adoption and use of OVM and UVM, connecting with other users is probably the best source of unbiased information available.  Here are three presentations that can help you understand how three users get the most out OVM and UVM when coupled with Mentor technology.

User Presentations

Using OVM with Transaction and Emulation Based Simulation Acceleration
Galen Blake | Verification Lead | Altera
Using OVM (or UVM) with transaction and emulation based simulation acceleration platforms.  The OVM library is not quite as well suited to transaction and emulator based simulation acceleration.  This presentation examines the problems and approaches to address them.

Case Study “Proving OVM on a Real Design” – Testimonial by AppliedMicro
Shing Sheung Tse | Senior Verification Manager | AppliedMicro
This case study will present how APM overcame their verification challenges with Mentor’s advanced verification methodology and the decision to choose OVM.  APM will also present their view on UVM.

Verifying Bus Bridges with Questa Verification IP
Sudararajan Haran | Verification Lead | Microsemi
Microsemi moved to OVM-based verification environments and decided to use industry standard VIPs as much as possible.   This presentation will highlight Microsemi’s experiences using Mentor’s AHB and AXI VIP’s to drive the verification of our AHB_AXI and AXI_AHB bridges to a quicker completion.

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