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Note: There are a number of errata in chapter 2. I’m pushing the code to github in the next couple of days.

If you own a copy of the book, send me an email, and I will give you a corrected e-copy. Updated PDF of this chapter will also be on this website by about 10/31/2016


Practical UVM is a book that goes through a deep dive of the  Universal Verification Methodology.  In this book, you will find step by step instructions,   coding guidelines and debugging features all explained clearly using examples. Every Aspect of UVM is covered as you can see from the Table of Contents.

The book is available on Amazon.

The book also covers the changes from UVM-1.1d to UVM 1.2 and provides details of the enhancements in the upcoming IEEE 1800.2 UVM standard. The Accellera  IEEE UVM Standardization effort is here.

Concepts in UVM are described in a series of examples ranging from simple single class examples to complete SOC environments.  The focus of this book is practical learning. There are a series of examples, each illustrating a concept with insight into UVM. The examples in Part 1 progress from relatively trivial examples to elaborate full chip environments as the book  progresses in Part 4. The examples are complete so that you can run them in a simulator. Part of this book’s approach is that the you download/clone the repository provided, execute/change the examples and work with them to learn UVM better.

This book does not cover various aspects of SystemVerilog as it is a very large topic. We assume that when you begin this book that you have at least a working knowledge of SystemVerilog before exploring UVM


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