July 28, 2009 -- SystemVerilog (SV) along with its methodologies is emerging as a unified language for design and verification using object oriented techniques. Companies who have already invested in Specman ‘e’ test benches face a dilemma whether to continue supporting legacy verification infrastructure for future versions of their products or migrate to SystemVerilog. Most of the leading EDA vendors support SystemVerilog as a part of the basic simulator with no additional tool cost. MindTree has developed a unique utility to reduce time and effort for migration as well as make verification easy and fast.
MindTree’s utility employs a multi stage approach for migration of ‘e’ based test benches by grouping constructs appropriately. The utility uses a semi-automated approach, wherein both script based and manual conversion techniques are involved. Automatic conversions as high as 90 percent can easily be achieved using this unique utility. It offers a high degree of test environment integrity involving various components like BFM, Scoreboards, Monitors etc.
This utility automatically generates necessary test bench. In addition, it estimates the complexity of the legacy test environment. A TCL supported GUI is provided to enable checking the reports during and after migration process. Currently, VCS, NCSim, Modelsim simulators are supported and the utility is independent of any specific verification methodology.
About MindTree Ltd.
MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions Company specializing in IT Services, Independent Testing, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Knowledge Services and Product Engineering, which comprises of R&D Services and Software Product Engineering. MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our customers to succeed in their business goals.
MindTree was ranked 45th among the leaders in the Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer. MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree is the winner of the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in India in 2007-08. The Company is publicly listed in India. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.