Bangalore, INDIA -- Aug 28, 2009
-- For an IP which does not have a legacy verification environment, building an environment takes a lot of time and effort. Re-usability, flexibility, scalability and less time to verify its functionality makes it even more challenging for a Verification engineer. System Verilog VMM Methodology provides a platform to build a robust verification environment. However, it is seen that the coding style of basic structure of most of the VMM components is common as per VMM Guidelines, which accounts for 20-30% of the total verification time. MindTree’s VMM Template Code Generator (TCG) automates the creation of VMM based verification environment framework.
The VMM Template Code Generator is a user-friendly accelerator tool which automates the complete flow, right from the creation of the Directory structure, customization & building of the VMM components, provision of Template Configuration Protocols, creation of the necessary scripts and finally delivering a Compile Clean VMM environment.
The benefits of VMM TCG are multifarious. The files created are fully VMM Compliant and customized to the RTL inputs provided by the user. This reduces the overhead in debugging the connectivity and instantiation of the various VMM components. VMM- TCG provides the user an option to create and integrate the protocol checker file from a range of standard protocols like AHB, APB, AXI, OCP etc. The tool also creates the necessary compilation and simulation scripts with appropriate switches enabling mixed language (VHDL, Verilog & System Verilog files) simulation.
To summate, VMM TCG enables a full-fledged, robust, flexible and compile clean VMM environment creation in a short span of time, increasing the overall productivity by 30-40%.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