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Sunburst Design - Advanced SystemVerilog for Verification
by Recognized Verilog & SystemVerilog Guru, Cliff Cummings of Sunburst Design, Inc.

Cliff Cummings is the only Verilog & SystemVerilog Trainer who helped develop every IEEE & Accellera Verilog, Verilog Synthesis and SystemVerilog Standard.

4-Day SystemVerilog Syllabus in PDF

3 Days (4 days recommended if OVM content is included)
70% Lecture, 30% Lab
Advanced Level

Course Objective

Make verification engineers productive using SystemVerilog using award winning materials developed by renowned Verilog & SystemVerilog Guru, Cliff Cummings.

Upon completion of this course, students will:

Course Overview

Sunburst Design - Advanced SystemVerilog for Verification is a 3-day or 4-day fast-paced intensive course that focuses on new and advanced verification features of SystemVerilog.

*NEW* - Enhanced Verification Flow - Based on seven years of teaching SystemVerilog, Sunburst Design has discovered that it is best to teach object-oriented class-based verification concepts early and often. Day-1 - includes Classes & Randomization (with labs) / Day-2 includes Constrained Random Variables in classes, Functional Coverage, Virtual Classes & Methods (with labs) / Day-3 includes Virtual Interfaces (with labs) and optional OVM fundamentals (with optional labs). When properly taught, these topics are not difficult but because they are new, it takes time and practice doing multiple labs for the concepts to be mastered.

This SystemVerilog training was developed and is frequently updated by the renowned SystemVerilog guru and IEEE SystemVerilog committee member, Cliff Cummings, who has presented at numerous SystemVerilog seminars and training classes world wide, including the 2003-2004 SystemVerilog NOW! Seminars and 2004-2005 ModelSim SystemVerilog Verification Shindigs.

The 1000+ page binder and 190+ page lab guide for this course covers all of the important SystemVerilog coding styles for design and verification. These materials are constantly being updated with the latest clarifications and corrections passed by the IEEE SystemVerilog committee, of which Cliff is an active participant. Numerous proven usage guidelines are taught and explained.

This fast-paced course teaches the IEEE 1800 advanced SystemVerilog capabilities for verification tasks. Efficient and proven coding styles are combined with frequent exercises and insightful labs to demonstrate the power of the new SystemVerilog features. You will discover that SystemVerilog capabilities are fully backward compatible with Verilog-2001 designs.

The course content can be modified to meet the customized needs of individual design and/or verification teams.

Target Audience

Sunburst Design - Advanced SystemVerilog for Verification is intended for all verification engineers who require in-depth knowledge on the IEEE SystemVerilog-2005 standard. This course has been updated to include optional OVM fundamentals (with labs) for verification engineers that plan to use OVM.

Prerequisites (mandatory)

This is a very advanced SystemVerilog class that assumes engineers already have a good working knowledge of the Verilog language.

This course assumes that students have a practical working knowledge of Verilog HDL or have completed Verilog HDL training. Engineers with VHDL synthesis experience and some Verilog exposure will do well in this class. Engineers with no prior HDL training or experience will struggle in this class. Engineers with weak Verilog knowledge or experience should consider adding the 1-day, Sunburst Design - Accelerated Introduction to Verilog-2001 & Best Known Coding Practices course to fully prepare for advanced SystemVerilog training.

The Sunburst Design - Advantage

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