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Leave the House With a Clean Design

Wouldn’t it be great if there were something that would stop you from leaving the house wearing mismatched clothes – I mean without a clean design?

Python and the UVM

In our previous two posts in this series on Python as a verification language, we examined Python coroutines and using…

Verification Horizons | September 2021

The September Verification Horizons is Now Online!

I’m really excited to share with you a very special issue of the Verification Horizons newsletter for September, 2021. The…

Why Is My Coverage The Way It Is?

Coverage is as Coverage does Writing coverage is an art. At least it is a skill which takes imagination, practice…

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Learn Formal the Easy Way

The sight of kids going back to school can prompt feelings of joy and renewal – or trigger less pleasant…

Performance Profiling How-To (Make My Testbench Faster)

Here’s the situation… You’re DV lead. You and your team are at month 10 of a 12 month development cycle….

Simulation Performance Profiling Like a Pro

New product development is the fun part of working with Siemens. And over the past 9 months I’ve been lucky…

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Class Variables and $cast

Introduction My previous post showed how SystemVerilog class variables can refer to base and derived objects. This post shows you…

SPICE Turns 50!

50 years ago on 4 August 1971, the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits published the Dr. Nagel and Dr. Rohrer…