The recently completed 47th DAC in Anaheim proved to be the “coming out party” for Accellera’s nascent Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) efforts. Of course, there has been a core of people who have been working on and/or following the development of UVM, but DAC provided a venue to let the entire community learn about UVM.
To help spread the news about UVM 1.0 EA and future releases, Tom Alsop of Intel and Hillel Miller of Freescale (co-chairs of Accellera’s VIP Technical Subcommittee) gave ½ hour presentations at both the Cadence/Mentor-sponsored OVM-UVM booth and the Synopsys-sponsored Standards Booth. A copy of the slides used by Tom and Hillel can be found at http://www.uvmworld.org/pdf/VIP-TSC-Roadmap-June-2010.pdf. Both presentations were quite well attended, and multiple clarifying questions were asked by the attendees.