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Verification Academy UVM Video Courses Updated!

By Tom Fitzpatrick

Two significant milestones were reached earlier this year. The first is that the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The second is that Mentor Graphics officially became part of Siemens and we’re now Siemens EDA. To mark these two milestones, we have released new updates to both the UVM Basics and Advanced UVM video courses on Verification Academy.

It’s been a while since we last updated these courses and we’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to spruce things up a bit. In addition to a complete facelift with our new Siemens slide template, we’ve updated some of the content to fix a few bugs as well as to show some better coding practices (these are mostly in the Advanced UVM course). I’d like to thank a few folks for their help with these updates:

  • Mark Peryer, my Siemens EDA colleague, who always gives me good UVM advice
  • Cliff Cummings of Paradigm Works, who made some great suggestions – as always – for coding practices
  • Abdul Shaikh of TrueChip, for pointing out a few coding bugs

I hope you’ll all enjoy these updated courses. I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to hear from so many of you that you’ve found these courses so helpful over the years in learning UVM. These updates will help ensure that these video courses , and of course the UVM Cookbook, will continue to serve as the premier UVM training resources for engineers all over the world for years to come.

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