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by Sasan Iman

  • ISBN: 0981656218
  • Author: Sasan Iman
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 520
  • Publisher: Hansen Brown Publishing (2008)
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This detailed, step-by-step guide provides a thorough introduction to SystemVerilog and the Open .

This detailed, step-by-step guide provides a thorough introduction to SystemVerilog and the Open Verification Methodology (OVM). With many examples and clear descriptions, it should be helpful to anyone involved in IC functional verification. Those with limited SystemVerilog knowledge will find Step-by-Step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM offers a complete introduction to SystemVerilog, and the SystemVerilog-savvy will find this a comprehensive OVM reference. This book has everything design and verification engineers would want to know to apply OVM to their most pressing challenges.

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The breadth of Step-by-Step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM and its pragmatic approach make it an invaluable resource for both novice .

The breadth of Step-by-Step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM and its pragmatic approach make it an invaluable resource for both novice and experienced verification engineers. Ted Vucurevich, CTO, Cadence. Book: Step-by-Step Verification Using SystemVerilog and OVM. Finally, a nice to read and straight-forward book that clarifies the basic and advanced concepts behind modern SoC verification and behind the OVM methodology. Before reading this book, I had the feeling that OVM, although very powerful, had a painful and long learning curve. This is not anymore the case.

Step-by-Step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM. by Sasan Iman.

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In this paper, we present an Assertion based functional verification methodology for DDR type memory cores. Step-by-Step Functional Verification with System Verilog and OVM. The methodology is based on formulating DDR pattern properties extracted from JDEC standard which are then translated to synthesizable DDR Type SVA Protocol checkers for HW Emulation Platforms. The protocol checker verifies the validity of command sequences, command Timing, Mode Registers settings, and Initialization sequence when a DDR Type Memory controller is connected to a DDR Memory Core.

NOTE: Examples in this book can be downloaded from SiMantis Inc. website.

BACK-COVER QUOTES:

"This detailed, step-by-step guide provides a thorough introduction to SystemVerilog and the Open Verification Methodology (OVM). With many examples and clear descriptions, it should be helpful to anyone involved in IC functional verification."

Richard Goering, Editor-in-Chief , SCDsource

"Dr. Iman brings together all the essential elements to understand the use and application of OVM. Those with limited SystemVerilog knowledge will find Step-by-Step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM offers a complete introduction to SystemVerilog, and the SystemVerilog-savvy will find this a comprehensive OVM reference. This book has everything design and verification engineers would want to know to apply OVM to their most pressing challenges."

Dennis Brophy , Director of Strategic Business Development , Mentor Graphics

"The author of this book is well known in the design community as a leader in the verification space. SystemVerilog has provided a major step in our capability to verify our designs, especially in today’s world of 40 million gate SoCs. The combination has produced a very thorough step by step guide to the latest in verification methodology."

Gary Smith, Chief Analyst, Gary Smith EDA

"The Open Verification Methodology (OVM) is one of the most quickly and widely adopted new solutions ever for verifying complex chips. This book walks the reader through the OVM as well as the SystemVerilog language constructs upon which it is built. The breadth of Step-by-Step Functional Verification with SystemVerilog and OVM and its pragmatic approach make it an invaluable resource for both novice and experienced verification engineers."

Ted Vucurevich, CTO, Cadence

Comments (7)

betelgeuze
The book lays out the verification methodology very well. The problem is that the book was based on OVM 1.0.1. OVM 2.1.1 was the version in use when I bought this book. With this version a lot of the examples in this book are out of date and useless. A good example is chapter 8 which covers sequences it talks about virtual sequencers these have been deprecated, some of the sequence port are gone also. This makes the majority of chapter 8 and later chapters and examples which use virtual sequencer useless. In short the book is too expensive to buy for the information it has in it now. Find a book that has been written more recently.
Vetibert
I started reading it. Seems like a good material for a beginner. It gives good fundamentals of systemverilog, assertion and methodology, even though it is the older version of ovm.
Dalallador
I needed to become deeply familiar with OVM. This book is an excellent source of information that I have not found anywhere else. Iman is thorough and detailed. THe Step-by-Step layout works great.

But just note that the OVM examples in the 2nd half of the book are based on OVM-1.01. The OVM-1.01 examples in the book do not compile without some editing if you are using the latest release of OVM (I am currently using ovm-2.0.1). I emailed the author about this. [...]

The good news is editing the examples is not that bad if you grep through the ovm-2.0.1/src directory for information. The examples are well-put together and highlight Iman's concepts well. And once the edits are made, the examples run great.
Vispel
(disclaimer - we're being offered an extra copy for a review)

Even though though the extra copy is an incentive to write this review, the offer did not in any way suggest using any bias. I've been a verification engineer for the better part of 20 years and I hope you will consider this review impartial.

So far I have carefully read up through part 3 (chapters 1-9, pages 1-235 of 520)

Overall, this is a very concise and well thought out reference for anyone wishing to become proficient at writing SystemVerilog/OVM testbenches. While prior knowledge of other verification methodologies and languages are not required to understand the concepts and structure of testbenches using OVM laid out in this book, it is required if you actually want to create verification testbenches and tests using OVM. This book does not provide that background.

Part 1 - Chapters 1, 2 & 3

These chapters are dedicated to outlining verification and verification methodology principles. It is a must read if you've never been exposed to a well thought out verification methodology. Of the hundreds of verification candidates I've interviewed, only around 10% appear to know this. If all you get out of this are the principles here, this book will be worth your money.

Part 2 - Chapters 4 & 5

These chapters review some new things that are in SystemVerilog. Although it suggests that they are "All About SystemVerilog" they are not. This is good as I expected and wanted this book to be more about verification and OVM than SystemVerilog. Don't look to this book as a SystemVerilog reference. It is interesting that there is a separate chapter for "SystemVerilog as a Verification Language". While the brief list of differences are true, both designers and verification would benefit from the explanations.

Part 3 - Chapters 6, 7, 8 & 9

This is the meat of the book (so far). Individual pieces of the OVM method are illustrated with examples and text. The author does an admirable job of concisely providing and describing code that, while dry, is fairly clear. It tends to be somewhat minimalistic showing only form and structure. I would prefer a little more reasoning behind why certain things were done in certain ways - not just for verification but why was the methodology constructed the way it was.

That's all I've gotten to and will refrain from comment on what I have not read yet. Hopefully I will be able to add more commentary when I am finished with the book.

In summary, this is an excellent choice (and one of the few!) for verification engineers who need to come up to speed with OVM. On the plus side, the material encourages what I would consider the best verification practices available today. On the minus side, the text and examples are sometimes a little to brief and when I try to use it as a reference, it is sometimes hard to find what I need quickly.
Onetarieva
The book is well written and describes both System Verilog and OVM. It is the first book to combine these two and my experience shows that this technology is being adopted by many companies, making this book a necessary item in your book shelf. The author has taken great care to go into a lot of details and the book needs to be read cover-to-cover. Unfortunatley, for traditional design & verification engineers, the object-oriented paradigmn is a hard concept to master and where this book lacks is in examples. The x-bar example developed by the author and described in the book is also available elsewhere. It is my suggestion that the author add several more examples from different domains starting from the very simple to the complex. These examples should be downloadable too. Description and use of the "factory concept" should also be enhanced.

In summary this book will reduce the time required to master the OVM methodology and is a "must buy". I have recommended that my entire team use this book to migrate to the OVM methodology as quickly as possible.
Zololmaran
I believe that even a college graduate could benefit from this book, as it shapes one's thinking toward a future where design verification is more
important than design. As a design and verification engineer, I realize
that books like this one are essential for my continued education. I have used almost every verification tool you can think of. I have learned these tools with and without help. Trust me, this book is the kind of help you need.

A great deal of the time, thought and effort must have been put into the teaching of SystemVerilog in this book, because I was able to pick up the concepts with ease. I saw original examples and great detailed explanations of the features of SystemVerilog. This book also provided me with an in depth look at what OVM is and how it helps to simplify the complex task of verifying ASICs. Without OVM we are limited to verifying the simple and small FPGAs in this world. Without learning SystemVerilog we would relegated to doing VHDL for the rest of our short careers. This book teaches both OVM and System Verilog. Read this book and you will understand why you need these tools and how you can benefit from this new technology.

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