13E044VHD - Hardware Verification in Digital Integrated Systems

Course specification
Course title Hardware Verification in Digital Integrated Systems
Acronym 13E044VHD
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Electronics and Digital Systems
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition VLSI Systems Design
The goal Introduction to hardware verification procedures in digital integrated systems at core level and system level. Introduction to methodologies, languages and tools for hardware verification. Using the Universal Verification Methodology and System Verilog language.
The outcome Students had the basic knowledge of the functional hardware verification using UVM and System Verilog language.
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URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Verification as a procedure in the design of digital integrated systems, goals. Types of functional verification, formal verification. High-level verification languages. Verification methodologies, directed verification, constrained random metric driven verification. UVM, UVC, Verification Environment. Top testbench, test. Creating a test plan, constrained random tests. Coverage.
Contents of exercises Design of a verification enviroment for a hardware core using UVM and System Verilog.
  1. Andreas Meyer, Principles of Functional Verification, Newnes, 2003. (Original title)
  2. Chris Spear, G. Tumbush, SystemVerilog for Verifcation - A Guide to Learning the Testbench Language Features, 2012. (Original title)
  3. Universal Verifcation Methodology (UVM) 1.1 User's Guide, Accelera, Maj 2011. (Original title)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
2 1 2
Methods of teaching Lectures - Power Point presentations. Individual student's work on the projects.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 30
Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 0
Projects 50
Colloquia 0
Seminars 0