UVM

Universal Verification Methodology (UVM)

Approach a new level of robustness and safety for your ASIC- and FPGA-based products with UVM. We use UVM to verify systems of any complexity for our clients worldwide.

At Promwad, we offer consulting, verification, and validation services for your projects, using SystemVerilog for modelling and testing electronic systems. Our team identifies errors and guides how to fix them to improve your solution.

Explore the Benefits of UVM

 

  • Faster time-to-market: UVM's reusable components accelerate verification, enabling faster product launches.
  • Cost savings: Optimised resource utilisation and reduced UVM test bench development effort results in cost savings. 
  • Scalability and flexibility: We seamlessly verify IP blocks, subsystems, and full-chip designs, adapting to the growing project complexity.
  • Industry standards compliance: UVM aligns design verification practices with industry standards, enhancing collaboration and interoperability.
  • Efficient issue resolution: The verification process can be organised in any SystemVerilog-supported simulator, making it easy to identify issues.

Where UVM Excels in Design Verification

Communication and networking systems


Automotive electronics and ADAS


IoT devices


Medical electronics


Video broadcasting systems


Industrial automation and control systems


High-Performance Computing (HPC)


Robotics


Сonsumer electronics


Multimedia processing hardware


Our UVM-Related Services

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UVM FPGA and ASIC/SoC verification

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Constrained Random Verification (CRV)

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Modules, IP-cores, subsystem and system levels verification using UVM

Functional and code coverage gathering, analysis, and improvement

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Design requirements analysis and architecture review

Technologies We Employ

Mixed languages

SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL, SystemC

Tools

VCS, IUS, MBD

Why Promwad

In-depth expertise

Our engineers have vast experience handling the intricacies associated with UVM. We tailor the methodology, test bench architectures, and verification strategies to align with your project's specific challenges.

Reusable VIPs

Accelerate test bench development with our extensive library of pre-validated VIPs. Our UVM design verification engineers work on expanding the collection with each new project.

Coverage analysis

Our advanced coverage-driven methodologies ensure thorough analysis of functional coverage metrics, identifying and addressing any gaps for a reliable and robust verification solution.

Our Engagement Models

Time & Material

– Payments for actual hours worked
– Regular reporting of time and results
– Regular communication with the team
– Connecting / disconnecting engineers on request
– Flexible development process

Dedicated Team

– Fixed monthly costs
– Custom-built team with specific competencies
– Fully dedicated engineering team
– Comprehensive IT infrastructure
– Max efficiency for complex projects

Project-Based

– Budget control
– Reduced risk
– Flexible resource allocation
– Clear scope
– Predictable timeline
– Quality control

Do you need a quote for your verification solution?

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FAQ

What are the key advantages of adopting UVM for verification compared to traditional ad-hoc methodologies?

 

Uniformity: UVM provides a standardised methodology that ensures consistent and structured verification practices, improving quality and efficiency.

Reusability: UVM promotes the reuse of verification components and methodologies, enabling faster test bench development, reduced effort, and increased productivity.

Scalability: UVM supports verification at different levels of abstraction, allowing seamless transition from IP blocks to subsystems and full-chip designs, ensuring thorough and efficient verification.

 

What are the challenges typically encountered when transitioning from traditional verification methodologies to UVM?

 

Learning curve: Adapting to UVM requires familiarity with its concepts and SystemVerilog. There may be a learning curve for engineers transitioning from traditional methodologies, hence the importance of employing the knowledge of experienced UVM design verification engineers.

Tool and infrastructure migration: Integrating UVM may require adjustments in existing toolchains and infrastructure, which cause implementation challenges during the transition process.

Verification approach shift: UVM introduces a new way of structuring and managing verification environments, requiring a change in mindset and practices, which may initially present challenges.

 
 

How does UVM support the verification of different design abstractions, such as RTL, gate-level, or even higher-level designs?

 

UVM's modular and scalable approach enables engineers to create reusable verification components and develop thorough test benches for each design abstraction, including RTL, gate-level, and higher-level designs.

  • Test bench hierarchy: UVM allows the creation of hierarchical test benches, enabling the reuse of testbench components and providing scalability across various design abstractions.
  • Abstraction layers: A layered architecture allows engineers to define abstraction-specific components, such as virtual sequences or interfaces, facilitating verification.
  • Interface-based verification: UVM's interface-based methodology facilitates seamless integration and communication between design layers, ensuring efficient data and control signal exchange.
 

How can UVM be leveraged for verifying designs with mixed-signal or analogue components?

 

Behavioural modelling: UVM enables the creation of behavioural models in SystemVerilog or SystemC for mixed-signal or analogue components.

Analog verification extensions: UVM provides various approaches, such as Analog Mixed-Signal (AMS) extensions, which facilitate integrating and verifying mixed-signal components within the overall framework.

Co-simulation and Verification IP (VIP): UVM supports co-simulation with analogue simulators and VIP creation for mixed-signal interfaces.

Customisation and adaptation: The methodology's flexibility allows engineers to customise and adapt it to cater to specific requirements, ensuring effective verification strategies.