Learning SystemVerilog Testbenches with Xilinx Vivado 2020

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Learning SystemVerilog Testbenches with Xilinx Vivado 2020
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Kumar Khandagle

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9/2021

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Learning SystemVerilog Testbenches with Xilinx Vivado 2020

What you’ll learn

Learning SystemVerilog Testbenches on Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 2020
Practical approach for learning SystemVerilog Components
Inheritance, Polymorphism, Randomization in SystemVerilog
Understand interprocess Communication
Understand Class, Processes, Interfaces and Constraints
Everything you need to know about SystemVerilog Verification before appearing for Interviews
You will start Loving SystemVerilog
From Zero to Hero in writing SystemVerilog Testbenches

Learning SystemVerilog Testbenches with Xilinx Vivado 2020

Requirements

Understanding of Digital System or Digital Electronics
Understanding of Verilog

Description

VLSI Industry is divided into two popular branches viz. Design of System and Verification of the System. Verilog, VHDL remain the popular choices for most Design Engineers working in this domain. Although, preliminary functional verification can be carried out with Hardware Description Language. Hardware Description language possesses limited capabilities to perform code coverage analysis, Corner cases testing, etc and in fact sometimes it becomes impossible to perform this check with HDL’s.  Hence Specialized Verification languages such as SystemVerilog start to become the primary choice for the verification of the design. The SystemVerilog Object-oriented nature allows features such as Inheritance, Polymorphism, etc. adds capabilities of finding critical bugs inside design that HDL simply cannot find.  Verification is certainly more tricky and interesting as compared to designing a digital system and hence it consists of a large number of OOP’s Constructs as opposed to Verilog. SystemVerilog is one of the most popular choices among Verification Engineer for Digital System Verification. This Journey will take you to the most common techniques used to write SystemVerilog Testbench and perform Verification of the Chips. The course is structured so that anyone who wishes to learn about System Verilog will able to understand everything. Finally, Practice is the key to become an expert.

Overview

Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 How to get Vivado IDE

Lecture 2 Vivado LIC File

Lecture 3 Adding boards such as Nexys 4 DDR which are not available in the Vivado

Lecture 4 Verifying Tool Configuration

Lecture 5 Code

Section 2: Common Facts and Tricks

Lecture 6 Common Warning : Simulation object is not Tracable

Lecture 7 Common Error : boost::filesystem::remove

Lecture 8 Finding Errors in Code

Section 3: Introduction to Class

Lecture 9 Creating a Class

Lecture 10 Code

Lecture 11 Understanding Class declaration

Lecture 12 Using Constructor to dynamically change data members

Lecture 13 Code

Lecture 14 Writing data to data memeber using function

Lecture 15 Code

Lecture 16 Reading data from the function

Lecture 17 Code

Lecture 18 Data hiding in SV

Lecture 19 Code

Lecture 20 Using extern with Function

Lecture 21 Understanding this keyword

Lecture 22 Code

Section 4: Understanding Transaction and Generator

Lecture 23 Components of SV testbench

Lecture 24 Understanding Transaction

Lecture 25 Understanding randomization in SV

Lecture 26 Code

Lecture 27 rand vs randc

Lecture 28 Code

Lecture 29 Summary

Lecture 30 Randomization Successful and system level task

Lecture 31 Code

Lecture 32 Understanding Constraints in SV

Lecture 33 Code

Lecture 34 How to remove spcific constraint in TB

Section 5: Interprocesss Communication

Lecture 35 Understanding FORK JOIN

Lecture 36 Code

Lecture 37 Understanding FORK JOIN_NONE and JOIN_ANY

Lecture 38 Summary of FORK_JOIN

Lecture 39 Understanding Event

Lecture 40 Code

Lecture 41 Understanding Mailbox

Lecture 42 Code

Section 6: Understanding Generator and Driver

Lecture 43 SystemVerilog Testbench Link 1

Lecture 44 Example 1

Lecture 45 Code

Section 7: Interfaces

Lecture 46 What will be covering in this module

Lecture 47 How we write Interface

Lecture 48 Connecting Interface to DUT : Using Procesural Assignment

Lecture 49 Code

Lecture 50 How to observe values on Waveform Viewer

Lecture 51 Connecting Interface to DUT : Using Continuous Assignment

Lecture 52 Code

Lecture 53 Connecting Interface to DUT : Sequential Circuit

Lecture 54 Code

Lecture 55 Connecting Driver to Interface

Lecture 56 Code

Lecture 57 Merging everything that we learned so far

Lecture 58 Code

Lecture 59 Completing Link 1

Lecture 60 Code

Section 8: Understanding Monitor and Scoreboard

Lecture 61 Getting Started with Monitor and Scoreboard

Lecture 62 Code

Lecture 63 Adding Complexity to our design

Lecture 64 Code

Section 9: Environment Class and Projects

Lecture 65 Summary

Lecture 66 Summary BD

Lecture 67 Complete Testbench Example 1 : 8-bit AND Gate

Lecture 68 Code

Lecture 69 Checkpoint

Lecture 70 Complete Testbench Example 2: 8-bit Adder

Lecture 71 Code

Lecture 72 Complete Testbench Example 3: 8-bit Counter

Lecture 73 Code

Lecture 74 Complete Testbench Example 4: RAM

Lecture 75 Code

Lecture 76 Fine tunning Code P1

Lecture 77 Code

Lecture 78 Fine tunning Code P2

Lecture 79 Code

Lecture 80 Fine tunning Code P3

Lecture 81 Code

Section 10: Common Challenges with Vivado SImulator

Lecture 82 Vivado Cannot trace time with Event type object

Lecture 83 Vivado does not support tracing of the dynamic type object

Section 11: Path Ahead : Learning UVM & Assertions with Vivado

Lecture 84 Learning UVM

Lecture 85 Learning SystemVerilog Assertions

Engineer’s wish to pursue carrer as Front End VLSI Engineer / FPGA Design Engineer / Verification Engineer / RTL Engineer,Anyone wish to learn System Verilog with minimum efforts,Anyone wish to start writing their own System Verilog Testbenches

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 8h 48m | 2.63 GB
Created by: Kumar Khandagle

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