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Verification IP is fully-OVM compliant

Posted: 17 Oct 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Gigabit Ethernet MAC  Open Verification Component  multi-language verification  Verification IPs 

Silicon Interfaces has announced the availability of their Gigabit Ethernet MAC (GEMAC) SystemVerilog Open Verification Component (OVC) supporting multi-language verification environments. The GEMAC OVC is the latest addition to the portfolio of Silicon Interfaces Verification IPs.

The GEMAC OVC VIP is fully documented, off-the-shelf component for the verification of the Gigabit Ethernet MAC. Full Programmability and versatility of the OVC enables connection to any standard IEEE 802.3 based GEMAC device and supports application of Stimulus to the generic microcontroller interface as well as PHY interface. The GEMAC OVC provides a concise, declarative mechanism to code the specification of sequences of events and activities of Gigabit Ethernet MAC Protocol. This methodology provides the best framework to achieve coverage driven verification.

GEMAC OVC is developed using the OVM Class Library that includes ovm_sequence, ovm_driver etc. base classes and capabilities to create modular, reusable components. This methodology combines automatic test generation, self-checking test benches and coverage metrics to significantly reduce the time spent verifying a design under test.

Silicon Interfaces' GEMAC core implements the Ethernet Media Access Control (MAC) protocol according to IEEE 802.3 specification. The MAC has a standard Gigabit Media Independent Interface (GMII) to connect to any PHY interface. The core can be used in various integrated applications. A single channel MAC with PCI controller would provide an ideal solution for inexpensive NIC cards.

Other features:

* Coverage driven verification method with ATPG and coverage metrics.

* OVM based transactions using monitors, checkers and scoreboards.

* OVM based Coverage model implemented for all transaction types.

The Gigabit Ethernet MAC SystemVerilog OVM-compliant OVC VIP is available now.

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