UVM Essentials Training with hands on project

About Course

UVM essentials elearning course (VG-UVMESS) is a 38 hours course offered by Sreenivasa Reddy, Founder, VLSIGuru. Course is targeted for freshers with Systemverilog expertise. Course is structured to enable engineers develop expertise in full breadth of UVM. UVM course is targeted towards engineers looking to explore functional verification techniques involving advanced methodology concepts like factory, databases and register layer. Learning starts from basic examples to complex testbench development coding, to ensure a smooth learning curve.

UVM elearning course is divided in to 2 aspects, initial lectures focused on in depth understanding of language constructs using detailed examples, later part of lectures focused on AHB and APB protocols, UVC development for these protocols. Institute also offers more than 40+ other projects based on industry standard protocols like USB3.0, PCIe, UFS, SATA, DDR, DMA, AMBA, Bridge and Ethernet MAC etc. Student can opt for these projects at a nominal fee.

... UVM constructs are learnt using more than 100+ detailed examples covering all aspects of UVM starting from base clases, uvm_root, messaging classes, policy classes, factory, configuration, resource data bases, TLM1.0, TLM2.0, sequences, sequence libraries, layered sequences, virtual sequences and sequencers, event, barrier pools and various advanced concepts like register layer, etc. AHB Interconnect design is used as a reference example to learn all above aspects of UVM. These examples cover more than 90% of questions asked in VLSI interviews.


AHB Interconnect verification project used as reference design to learn UVM & OVM
AHB Interconnect will be verified from scratch while teaching all aspects of UVM
UVM/OVM TB Architecture
UVM Root
UVM Class Library, Macros, Utilities
UVM Factory
Config_db, Resource_db
Command line processor
Synchronization classes
Container classes
Policy classes
UVM Components, Comparators
Sequences, Sequencers
Sequence library
virtual sequencer and sequences
Stimulus Modelling, Sequences & Sequencers
Creating UVCs and Environment
Simulation Phases
Scheduled phases
Blocking transport
Non-blocking transport
Configuring TB Environment
Register Layer, Configuration DB & Resource DB
Connecting multiple UVCs
Creating TB infrastructure
Phase jumping
AHB Protocol
AHB System architecture
Timing Diagrams
AHB UVC Architecture
AHB UVC Component Coding
AHB UVC Sequence & Test Development
AHB Interconnect Testbench Architecture
AHB UVC & APB UVC in Interconnect Testbench setup
VIP Component Coding
Verification Component Coding
Testcase & virtual sequence Development & Debug

Course videos

Lecture 1 UVM Overview, Assignment Overview, Course Material Overview, Need for Methodology, AHB Interconnect Overview & Analogous Example, Importance of UVM Base Classes, UVM Based TB Architecture for AHB Interconnect, Differences between SV Based TB & UVM Based TB, Important Aspects of UVM, Factory With Analogous Example, UVM Factory, UVM TB Example, Function new() Importance in UVM with Analogy, UVM Root Detailed Explanation, OOPS Basics, Reproting Classes, Component Phasing & Common Phases, Objection. 03:32:41
Lecture 2 UVM Component, UVM Object, UVM Command Line Processor and Arguments, Importance of super & new in UVM, Objections, UVM TB Example, Guidelines for Coding UVM Components, Important Things about TB Phases Detailed Explanation, Required Phases for ahb_env, ahb_test, ahb_driver, ahb_monitor & ahb_sequencer, AHB Template Environment, Run_test, Factory, Registration. 03:46:30
Lecture 3 Reporting Classes, Factory Registration Detailed Explanation, Message Verbosity, Scheduled UVM Phases, Factory Concept with Analogy, 02:47:57
Lecture 4 "Reporting Classes, uvm_report_object different methods, Message Verbosity, Reference Verbosity, uvm_action, Scheduled UVM Phases, Factory, Active agent& Passive agent difference, Factory Usecases, Factory Methods, Print, Set Override Methods, uvm_config_db" 03:54:44
Lecture 5 "uvm_config_db use cases, uvm_config_db_methods, Uvm_config_db, uvm_resource_db, How uvm_config_db and uvm_resource_db are related, Benefits of uvm_config_db, TLM1.0(Ports, Connections, Push, Pull, FIFO, Broadcast) with Analogy, Types of Ports." 03:54:25
Lecture 6 Importance of uvm_do, PUSH Model, PULL Model, Connections, Drawback of PUSH/PULL Models, Analysis Model with Digital TV Subscription Analogy, Producer, Subscriber, TLM Example, Test Library, Sequence and Sequence Library, Mapping Testcase to Sequence, default_sequence , start sequence,raise/drop objections, Virtual sequence, Virtual Seuencer. 4:14:16
Lecture 7 Protocol Basics, ARM Processor types, Detailed Explanation of AHB Protocol, Role of Arbiter, Arbitration Phase, AHB Example, AHB Signals& their decoding, Handshaking Signals Overview, Priority Arbitration, Round Robin Arbitration, Arbitration Phase All Signals, Address Phase, Data Phase, Basic Transfer Explanation with the clk edge, Wait state, Analysing the timing diagram& its Importance for Verification Engineer, Pipelining Detailed Explanation, Signal Phases, AHB Transaction Example, Little endian architecture, Big endian architecture, Hprot, Hresp(OKAY,ERROR,RETRY,SPLIT), Htrans Possibilities, AHB features, Aligned& Unaligned transfer, transfer, Burst Transfers , Differences between incrementing and wrapping transfers, Wrapping Detailed Explanation& Calculations. 3:35:27
Lecture 8 AHB Master , Slave Signals, Signal Decoding in AHB(SEQ, NON-SEQ, BUSY, IDLE,INCR,WRAP), Hprot signal Explanation with Analogy, Bufferable, Cacheble, Okay Response,Error Response,SPLIT or RETRY, Two Cycle Response, AHB Arbitration, Exclusive Transfers, AHB UVC Development, AHB UVC Template Coding, AHB UVC Functinality Coding. 3:43:34
Lecture 9 Early burst termination, AHB UVC Functional Coding, ahb_tx coding(fields, methods, constraints), resp, exokay are non rand, why?, Implementing wrap test, How to get rid of unknown 'x' values in waveform after simulation, Driver coding(drive_tx, arb_phase, addr_phase, data_phase), responder, monitor, coverage, UVM Preparation focus areas, Finding the issues with AHB UVC. 3:50:56
Lecture 10 Fixing the Debug issues in AHB UVC, Developing more tests(Checking different burst types, Checking different port, Checking exclusive access, checking write/reads), Setting UVC parameters in ahb_uvc_config file, Resolving new issues, Implementing test with multiple write/reads, Implementing final AHB UVC without any debugging issues. ,AHB UVC, Master UVC, Slave UVC, AHB Protocol Interview Questions & Explanation. 4:10:55

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