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New e / Specman Workshops Available Now

Comments(0)Filed under: Functional Verification, Testbench simulation, eRM, Coverage-Driven Verification, metric driven verification (MDV), coverage driven verification (CDV), IES, MDV techtorial, e, Specman, IEEE 1647, OVM e, workshops, KitIn response to the continual growth in the e/Specman user community, Team Specman has put together 3 new workshops that are included with the Incisive 8.2 SOCV Kit that shipped just last week.  (Plus: to ensure the content stays fresh, the "plan of record" for these workshops is to continually verify them against the latest tool/code releases for the SOCV Kit and/or track Incisive releases for ever more).

These new workshops are designed to cover a wide range of topics starting from the basics of the e Language and the Specman Elite tool, right through to Coverage Capture, Debugging, and Coverage Driven Verification. 

 The new workshops in the latest release are:

  • Introduction to the e Verification Language
  • Introduction to Specman Elite
  • Generation Using "IntelliGen"

A detailed description of each workshop is given below.




Screen shot of some of the workshop elements (click to enlarge): Upper LHS - Central Kits "Navigator"; Lower LHS - Step-by-Step Lab Manual; Bottom LHS, RHS - Specman inside IES running on the included testbench and DUT; Lower RHS - the new "IntelliGen" Generation DebuggerClick on image to enlarge.


While all Cadence customers are welcome to download the SOCV Kit and try out these workshops on their own, we invite everyone to contact your local Application Engineer to setup an interactive learning session with your team.



Team Specman


Introduction to the e Verification Language
This workshop is targeted at customers who are interested in learning about the basic syntax and capabilities of the e verification language.  The workshop material consists of slides based on the previously existing "Get Up To Speed" training as well as 6 lab exercises that walk users through the basics of working with the e language while creating a basic UART frame and simplified verification environment.  This workshop focuses on language mainly and will point users to an eRM / OVM e workshop for more advanced material as well as the "Introduction to Specman Elite" workshop (see below) for more details on the capabilities of Specman Elite.

Introduction to Specman Elite
This workshop is targeted at customers who are interested in discovering more about the variety of features available inside the Specman Elite tool.  The workshop material consists of both slides and labs, and covers topics such as configuration commands, loading and running tests, basic debugging, coverage analysis, and more.  While this workshop focuses primarily on the Specman Tool, it also gives pointers to the "Introduction to the e Verification Language" workshop for language details, as well as the "eRM / OVM e Workshop" and the "MDV Workshop" for more advanced material.

Generation Using "IntelliGen"
This workshop is an introduction to the generation concepts in general and, specifically, the benefits of working with "IntelliGen", Specman's new Aspect Oriented Generation technology.  IntelliGen provides increases solvability, ease-of-use, performance, and scalability to handle DUTs with over 1 billion logic gates.  This workshop uses hands-on labs with a realistic, multiple eVC testbench to introduce the new capabilities that deliver these benefits, including a walk through the all new Generation Debugger, how to capture complex arithmetical operations, and new performance profiling features.  Thus, you will have the opportunity to perform migration steps on this environment using the new linters to identify potential generation issues up front, debug contradictions using the new generation debugger, identify and fix generation performance bottlenecks, as well as run both IntelliGen and the traditional "Pgen" generator on different portions of your environment in "mixed mode" operation.



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