SystemVerilog Assertions SVA for Newbie

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SystemVerilog Assertions SVA for Newbie
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Kumar Khandagle


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SystemVerilog Assertions SVA for Newbie

What you’ll learn

Insights of System Verilog Assertions according to LRM 1800 2017
Insights of Boolean, Sequence and Property Operators
Power of the Concurrent and Immediate assertions
Insights of System Tasks and Sampled Edge functions
Usage of the Local Variables in Concurrent assertions
Application of Immediate assertions to digital systems
Application of Concurrent assertions to digital systems
Application of the assertion in FSM
Usage of the assertion in SystemVerilog TB

SystemVerilog Assertions SVA for Newbie


Fundamental understanding of Verilog


Nowadays, Incorporating the Assertions in the Verification of the design is common to verify RTL behavior against the design specification. Independent of the Hardware Verification Language( HVL ) viz. Verilog, SystemVerilog, UVM used for performing verification of the RTL, the addition of the assertions inside the Verification code helps to quickly trace bugs. The primary advantage of using SV assertion over Verilog-based behavior check is a simplistic implementation of the complex sequence that can consume a good amount of time and effort in Verilog-based codes. SystemVerilog assertion has a limited set of operators so learning them is not difficult but choosing a specific operator to meet design specifications comes with years of experience. In this course,  We will go through series of examples to build a foundation on choosing a correct assertion strategy to verify the RTL Behavior. The assertion comes in three flavors viz. Immediate Assertion, Deferred Immediate assertion, Final deferred immediate assertion, and Concurrent Assertion. An assertion is a code responsible for verifying the behavior of the design. Full Verification of the design essentially includes verification in  Temporal as well as non-temporal domains. SV Immediate and Deferred assertions allow us to verify the functionality of the design in the Non-Temporal region and Concurrent assertion allows us to verify the design in the Temporal region.


Section 1: Introduction to the SVA Power and IDE Usage, Course

Lecture 1 Course Framework

Lecture 2 Agenda

Lecture 3 How to use IDE

Lecture 4 Code

Lecture 5 Verilog vs SVA

Lecture 6 Power of SVA P1

Lecture 7 Code

Lecture 8 Power of SVA P2

Lecture 9 Code

Lecture 10 Power of SVA P3

Lecture 11 Code

Lecture 12 Power of SVA p4

Lecture 13 Code

Lecture 14 Behavior of the Assertion statements in Synthesizer

Lecture 15 Code

Section 2: Immediate assertions

Lecture 16 Agenda

Lecture 17 Journey of Assertions

Lecture 18 Different Simulation Regions and Glitches

Lecture 19 Demonstration

Lecture 20 Code

Lecture 21 Format of different assertions types

Lecture 22 Rules for Immediate assertions

Lecture 23 Usage of Immediate assertion in Combinational circuit

Lecture 24 Code

Lecture 25 Usage of Immediate assertion in Sequential circuit

Lecture 26 Code

Lecture 27 Disabling assertions P1 : Collective Disable

Lecture 28 Code

Lecture 29 Disabling assertions P2 : Selective Disable

Lecture 30 Code

Lecture 31 FAQ : Q1

Section 3: Getting Started with Concurrent Assertion

Lecture 32 Agenda

Lecture 33 Layers in Concurrent Assertions

Lecture 34 Allowed operators in each layer

Lecture 35 Format of Concurrent assertion

Lecture 36 Single or Multiple Evaluation of Property

Lecture 37 Demonstration

Lecture 38 Code

Lecture 39 Understanding Clock edges

Lecture 40 Code

Lecture 41 Default Clocking

Lecture 42 Code

Lecture 43 Disabling Concurrent assertion

Lecture 44 Code

Section 4: Implication Operators

Lecture 45 Agenda

Lecture 46 Implication Operators Fundamentals

Lecture 47 Overlapping Implication Operator Demo P1

Lecture 48 Overlapping Implication Operator Demo P2

Lecture 49 Code

Lecture 50 Filtering Vacuous Success

Lecture 51 Code

Lecture 52 Non-Overlapping Implication Operator Demo P1

Lecture 53 Non-Overlapping Implication Operator Demo P2

Lecture 54 Code

Lecture 55 Property and Sequence with arguments

Lecture 56 Code

Section 5: System Task Part 1

Lecture 57 Agenda

Lecture 58 Use of $sampled

Lecture 59 Code

Lecture 60 Understanding $rose

Lecture 61 $rose with single bit signal

Lecture 62 Code

Lecture 63 $rose with multi-bit signal

Lecture 64 Code

Lecture 65 Specifying clock for the sample function

Lecture 66 Understanding $fell

Lecture 67 $fell with Single bit signal

Lecture 68 Code

Lecture 69 $fell with Single bit and Multibit Signal

Lecture 70 Code

Lecture 71 Understanding $past P1

Lecture 72 Understanding $past P2

Lecture 73 Demonstration

Lecture 74 Demonstration P2

Lecture 75 Code

Lecture 76 Typical Used Cases

Lecture 77 Demonstration of few used cases

Lecture 78 Code

Section 6: System Task Part 2

Lecture 79 Agenda

Lecture 80 $changed + $stable

Lecture 81 Code

Lecture 82 $onehot + $onehot0

Lecture 83 Code

Lecture 84 $onecold

Lecture 85 Code

Lecture 86 $isunknown

Lecture 87 Code

Lecture 88 $countbits

Lecture 89 Code

Lecture 90 $countones

Lecture 91 Code

Lecture 92 Summary

Lecture 93 Used Cases

Lecture 94 Code

Section 7: Sequence Operators

Lecture 95 Agenda

Lecture 96 Getting Started with delay Operator ##

Lecture 97 Constant Delay

Lecture 98 Code

Lecture 99 Variable delay

Lecture 100 Code

Lecture 101 Unbounded Delay

Lecture 102 Code

Lecture 103 Summary

Lecture 104 Repetition Operators

Lecture 105 Consecutive Repetition Operator with constant count

Lecture 106 Consecutive Repetition Operator with range

Lecture 107 Demonstration

Lecture 108 Code

Lecture 109 Consectuive Repetition Operator with Unbounded range

Lecture 110 Used cases

Lecture 111 Code

Lecture 112 Non-Consectuive Repetition Operator with constant count

Lecture 113 Code

Lecture 114 Non-Consecutive Repetition Operator with range

Lecture 115 Code

Lecture 116 Summary

Lecture 117 GOTO VS Non-Consecutive Insights

Lecture 118 Demonstration

Lecture 119 Code

Lecture 120 Used Cases

Section 8: Working with Multiple Sequences

Lecture 121 Agenda

Lecture 122 Fundamentals of Boolean Operators

Lecture 123 Usage of AND operator

Lecture 124 Code

Lecture 125 Usage of OR operator

Lecture 126 Code

Lecture 127 Used Case

Lecture 128 Code

Lecture 129 Matching Operators

Lecture 130 Usage of throughout

Lecture 131 Code

Lecture 132 Within operator P1

Lecture 133 Within operator P2

Lecture 134 Code

Lecture 135 Intersect Operator

Lecture 136 Code

Lecture 137 Used Cases

Lecture 138 Demonstration I

Lecture 139 Code

Lecture 140 Demonstration II

Lecture 141 Code

Lecture 142 Demonstration III

Lecture 143 Code

Section 9: Linear Temporal Logic Operators

Lecture 144 Agenda

Lecture 145 Getting started with eventually

Lecture 146 Common Usage of eventually

Lecture 147 Strong and weak form of eventually

Lecture 148 Success and Failure of eventually

Lecture 149 Demonstration of eventually

Lecture 150 Strong and Weak demonstration

Lecture 151 Code

Lecture 152 Code

Lecture 153 Summary

Lecture 154 nexttime

Lecture 155 Code

Lecture 156 until

Lecture 157 Understanding Success and Failure

Lecture 158 Demonstration

Lecture 159 Code

Lecture 160 Strong and Weak nature of until

Lecture 161 Code

Lecture 162 Followed by Operator

Lecture 163 Demonstration

Lecture 164 Code

Section 10: Local Variables

Lecture 165 Agenda

Lecture 166 Fundamentals of Local Variables

Lecture 167 Behavior of Local variable with threads P1

Lecture 168 Behavior of Local variable with threads P2

Lecture 169 Code

Lecture 170 Behavior of Local variable with threads P3

Lecture 171 Code

Lecture 172 Used Case I

Lecture 173 Code

Lecture 174 Used Case II

Lecture 175 Code

Lecture 176 Used Case III

Lecture 177 Code

Lecture 178 Used Case IV

Lecture 179 Code

Lecture 180 Used Case V

Lecture 181 Code

Section 11: Common Examples

Lecture 182 Agenda

Lecture 183 Boolean Operator

Lecture 184 Implication Operators

Lecture 185 Delay Operator

Lecture 186 Delay operator with Range

Lecture 187 Unbounded Delay

Lecture 188 Repetition Operator

Section 12: Projects

Lecture 189 Assertions in FSM P1

Lecture 190 Assertions in FSM P2

Lecture 191 Design Code

Lecture 192 Testbench Code

Lecture 193 Understanding bind

Lecture 194 Code

Lecture 195 Assertions in Counter P1

Lecture 196 Assertions in Counter P2

Lecture 197 Design Code

Lecture 198 Testbench Code

Lecture 199 Assertions in FIFO P1

Lecture 200 Assertions in FIFO P2

Lecture 201 Design Code

Lecture 202 Testbench Code

Lecture 203 Assertions in Systemverilog based testbench environment

Lecture 204 Design Code

Lecture 205 Testbench Code

Section 13: Quiz

Section 14: Learning Path ahead

Lecture 206 Understanding SystemVerilog Functional Coverage

Anyone Interested in pursuing career in VLSI or RTL Verification domain

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Created by: Kumar Khandagle

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