IEEE 1801 UPF

Low power design of Integrated circuits is the most critical aspect of today’s chip design. As the number of portable consumer electronics products increased exponentially the power consumption and battery life of the product has become the most influential selling factor. As a result many new low power design techniques has been invented and used widely. But the current hardware description languages didn’t aid the designer to specify the power intent of the design. Even if it is made to support it requires rework on the existing designs and prevents code reuse. Hence a new language is required which would convey the designer’s power intent to the tools. Unified Power Format which is also called in short UPF solved the problem.

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Assertions

SVA is an integral part of IEEE-1800 SystemVerilog languages focusing on the temporal aspects of specification, modeling and verification. SVA allows sophisticated, multi-cycle assertions and functional checks to be embedded in HDL code. SVA allows simple HDL Boolean expressions to be built into complex definitions of design behavior, which can be used for assertions, functional coverage, debug and formal verification.

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Design

CVC’s SystemVerilog for Design course gives you an in-depth introduction to the main enhancements that SystemVerilog offers, discussing the benefits, new features and demonstrating how design is more efficient and effective when using SystemVerilog constructs. It also covers the in-depth details of design constructs of IEEE 1800 standard.

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Verification

CVC’s Verification Using SystemVerilog course gives you an in-depth introduction to the main enhancements that SystemVerilog offers for testbench development, discussing the benefits and issues with the new features. It also demonstrates how verification is more efficiently and effectively done using SystemVerilog constructs. The course explores in depth verification enhancements such as object-oriented design, constraint random generation, and functional coverage.

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