SystemVerilog for Functional Verification

About Course

System Verilog Essentials training (VG-SV) course is a 8 weeks course structured to enable engineers gain expertize in Systemverilog language constructs and their usage in testbench development. System Verilog Essentials Training course is targeted for engineers looking to explore SV language constructs in depth. The course is targeted for engineers with all experience levels, starting from a BE, ME fresher to experienced engineers. System Verilog Training course is also targeted for engineers working in non-VLSI domains and planning to switch in to VLSI.



... System Verilog language in learnt using more than 200+ detailed examples covering all aspects of SV starting from data types, operators, OOPs(Classes), Arrays, Inter-process synchronization, Interface, Program, constraints and randomization, code coverage, functional coverage, DPI and assertions. These examples cover more than 90% of questions asked in VLSI interviews.

System Verilog essentials training course also involves 15 detailed assignments. These assignments are prepared by industry experts covering all aspects of SV from language constructs, protocols and multiple industry standard projects. Student gets to work on these assignments with complete guidance from trainers and student learning is evaluated using completion of assignments as the sole criteria.

SV Language construct learning using 200+ detailed examples
15 detailed assignments covering all aspects of SV.

Curriculum

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Design elements
Modules
Programs
Interfaces
Checkers
Primitives
Subroutines
Packages
Configurations
Overview of hierarchy
Compilation and elaboration
Name spaces
Simulation time units and precision
Classes : Object Oriented Programming
Arrays, Data Types, Literals, Operators
Scheduling Semantics, Inter process Synchronisation
Processes, Threads, Tasks and Functions
Randomisation, Constraints
Interface, Clocking blocks, Program Block
Functional Coverage
Assertion Based Verification
System Tasks & Functions
Compiler Directives
DPI
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SoC Verification Concepts
Module Level Verification
Constrained Random Verification
Coverage Driven Verification
Directed Verification
Assertion Based Verification

Course videos

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Lecture 1 Functional verification overview Course pre-requisites, Assignment overview SV Language basic data types: Integer, Array, Dynamic array, Queue Working with arrays, Queues, mailbox Basic overview of task, function. 4:03:02
Lecture 2 SOC Design & Verification Overview, SV Language features, SV Basic Concepts, Testbench simulation detailed steps, SV Data types (static & dynamic), Mailbox for testbench connections 2:33:00
Lecture 3 Class, Randomization, Constraint, About Integer based data types, Mail Box Example, Memory handle(Object handle), Function and Task Examples, Drawbacks of Verilog based Verification 2:27:27
Lecture 4 SV Advantages, SV Language Features, Handshaking Signals Overview, Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism , Properties Declaration(2-state, 4-state, local, public, protected, signed, unsigned, rand, randc), Static, Automatic. 3:08:33
Lecture 5 Various types of copy(copy by handle, shallow copy, deep copy, $cast) How to Implement a Function, User Defined methods (Copy, Print, Compare, Pack, Unpack) 3:02:03
Lecture 6 Function new variations, Generator-BFM Examples(Different Ways of Connection using Mailbox). 1:56:25
Lecture 7 Pre_Randomize, Post_Randomize, Inline Constraints, Soft Constraints, Enum Data type, Extern Keyword. 2:21:02
Lecture 8 Static Casting, Encapsulation, Inheritance and Polymorphism Examples, vsim arguments types, Super and This Keywords 2:18:30
Lecture 9 Multiple Levels of Inheritance, Super &This Examples, Abstract Class, Use Case of Polymorphism of USB2.0, Parameterized Classes, Stack Example for Parameterized Class. 2:25:33
Lecture 10 Parameterized Class Importance in UVM, typedef, Static Methods & Properties, Interface Class, Interface Class Benefits and Examples, Constants, Scope Resolution Operator, Nested Class, Variable Scope & Global Scope, Copy by handle, Shallow Copy, Deep Copy Examples, $cast. 4:15:46
Lecture 11 $cast Example, Literals, Array Literals, Multi dimensional array Literals, Literals Importance, Operators-practical usage, Assignment Operators, Comparision Operators. 2:16:26
Lecture 12 Operators, Wild Equality Operators, Unary Reduction Operators, Streaming Operator, Operator Overloading, Operator Precedence. 2:23:20
Lecture 13 Array Classifications, Packed Array, Unpacked Array, Dynamic Array, Associative Array, Queue, Multi Dimensional Array. 3:16:01
Lecture 14 Queue Methods, Populating Queues, Queue Comparison, Data Types in SV, Integer based data types, their practical use cases, Event and Chandle data types 2:56:52
Lecture 15 User Defined Data Types, typedef, enum, Struct, Union, Array of Queues. 1:58:45
Lecture 16 Labelling, Inter Process Communication(Semaphore, Event, Mailbox), Setting up testbench for memory Verification. 2:47:34
Lecture 17 Memory test bench with configurable number of agents, Clocking Block, Mod port, Assertions in Interface. Implementing these in memory testbench. 3:55:39
Lecture 18 Fork, Join, Join_any, Join_none, System Task & Functions 3:14:23
Lecture 19 Program Block, Constraint Random Verification, Simple Constraints, Distribution Constraints, Implication Constraints, If-Else Constraints, Iterative Constraints, Ordering Constraints, Soft Constraints, Unique Constraint, Chip Select Constraints. 3:32:12
Lecture 20 Functional Coverage, Need of Functional Coverage, Functional Coverage Implementation, Functional Coverage Types, Functional Coverage Report Analysis, Code Coverage, Code Coverage Report Generation. 3:52:11
Lecture 21 Code Coverage Analysis, Code Coverage Types, UCDB, Code Coverage Example, Assertions 3:54:57
Lecture 22 Assertion Examples, DPI, Configuration Libraries, packages, Compiler Directives. 3:02:43
Lecture 23 Common array methods, atoi, Callback detailed explanation 2:27:51


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