Thought Leadership

Accellera Day India 2018

By Dennis Brophy

Cliff Cummings: Special Guest Speaker

Join us on November 14th in Bangalore, India for Accellera Day India 2018.  Over the past few years, Accellera has expanded its educational events from one conference in Silicon Valley to Europe, China and India to bring more technical information on new and evolving standards to more engineers directly.  For 2018 the India event will feature a morning devoted to Accellera’s new Portable Stimulus Standard, a luncheon keynote by Qualcomm’s Srini Maddali and an afternoon session on IEEE Std. 1800.2™-2017 (UVM) presented by SystemVerilog and UVM guru Cliff Cummings.

Portable Stimulus

In June, Accellera approved version 1.0 of the Portable Stimulus Standard.  The morning session at Accellera Day India 2018 will be devoted to explore the new standard in two 90 minute periods.  The in-depth technical tutorial will focus on a set of typical design use cases from a variety of applications.  You will see how to use the new standard to create an abstract model of verification intent.  The tutorial will then show how these models can be used to generate scenarios to be executed on the different platforms and environments used in a development process and how the models can be reused and leveraged from project to project.

The interactive tutorial is geared for both the novice and advanced design and verification engineer.  Given the productivity gains possible with Portable Stimulus, this standard is destined to be one of most popular and widely used in the coming years.  This is your chance to learn directly from the developers of the standard as you plan your use and adoption of it.


The Universal Verification Methodology is the mainstay of current verification practice.  The world’s foremost instructor and recognized SystemVerilog and UVM guru, Cliff Cummings, will lead the afternoon session on UVM.  You will benefit from Cliff’s favorite UVM tips and tricks as he offers clarification and guidelines for UVM messaging and verbosities.  Cliff will also explain the origin of the two different techniques to define UVM transactions and execute sequences, including the advantages and disadvantages of each.

As an impassioned speaker, Cliff will help those just beginning to use UVM or the experts who have used it for years, to have a greater understanding and knowledge so they can apply it to their everyday work.  If you have never seen Cliff speak, this will be a treat.  He has presented more than 50 papers and 20 of those have been voted “Best Paper.”     Whom better to learn from than the guru himself!

Event Details

The event will be held in Bangalore with location, date and time details shown below along with a registration link.  I know how we are all busy these days, but I think you will find the time you invest here will help you in your current work as well as prepare you for even greater design and verification productivity in the future.

Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Radisson Blu Bengaluru
                 90-4 Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore India
Register: click here

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