Accellera Unveils PSS 2.0 – Production Ready

Accellera Unveils PSS 2.0 – Production Ready
by Bernard Murphy on 05-27-2021 at 6:00 am

PSSToolFlow min

I recently had a discussion with Tom Fitzpatrick of Siemens and Faris Khundakjie of Intel on the latest release of the Portable Test and Stimulus Standard (PSS). Faris chairs the PSS working group and Tom is vice-chair. In what follows I synthesize feedback from both, sometimes I call out interesting individual comments. My first… Read More


Happy Birthday UVM! A Very Grown-Up 10-Year-Old

Happy Birthday UVM! A Very Grown-Up 10-Year-Old
by Bernard Murphy on 02-16-2021 at 6:00 am

UVM logo min

.The UVM standard was first released by Accellera 10 years ago this month and is now by far the leading methodology for functionally verifying logic designs, especially at the block level. As I write, DVCon fast approaches so I talked to Tom Fitzpatrick, Verification Technologist at Siemens EDA (Mentor Graphics) for a perspective.… Read More


WEBINAR: Moving UVM Verification Up To The Next Level

WEBINAR: Moving UVM Verification Up To The Next Level
by Daniel Nenni on 05-15-2020 at 9:00 am

PSS

Tom Fitzpatrick, a Strategic Verification Architect at Mentor, a Siemens Business, has worked on IEEE and Accellera standards like Verilog 1364, System Verilog 1800, UVM 1800.2 and is Vice Chair of the Portable Stimulus working group, so when I heard that he was doing a webinar on how PSS can be used to create better stimulus for … Read More


AI, Deep Learning, SystemC, UVM, PSS – DVCon Has it All

AI, Deep Learning, SystemC, UVM, PSS – DVCon Has it All
by Daniel Payne on 02-14-2019 at 12:00 pm

Today I had the pleasure to speak with Tom Fitzpatrick, TPC Chair for the DVCon conferenceand exhibition slated for February 25-28 in the heart of Silicon Valley – San Jose. Tom lives in Massachusetts, a place where I used to live and work at Wang Labs, back in the day before the PC and WordPerfect software ended Wang’s… Read More


WEBINAR: A UVM Cookbook Update

WEBINAR: A UVM Cookbook Update
by Bernard Murphy on 08-28-2018 at 7:00 am

Something I always admire about Mentor is their willingness to invest their time and money in helping the industry at large. They do this especially in verification where they sponsor periodic Wilson surveys on the state of verification needs and usage in the industry. More recently they introduced their UVM Cookbook, an introduction… Read More


UVM Debugging Made Easy & Productive in Questa

UVM Debugging Made Easy & Productive in Questa
by Pawan Fangaria on 02-11-2015 at 2:00 pm

As design complexity and size is increasing, SoC verification has become one of the most difficult and time consuming tasks in the design closure.UVM (Universal Verification Methodology, an accellera initiative) is one of the best verification methodologies that support common language, coherent strategy, clarity and transparency… Read More