Portable Stimulus Specification Released for Public Review
An Early Adopter version of the new Portable Stimulus Specification is now available for Public Review.
The Early Adopter specification provides a comprehensive explanation of the new Portable Stimulus Domain Specific language. This declarative language is designed for abstract behavioral description using actions; their inputs, outputs and resource dependencies; and their composition into use cases including data and control flows. These use cases capture test intent that can be analyzed to produce a wide range of possible legal scenarios for multiple execution platforms (e.g., virtual platforms, simulation, emulation, prototypes, silicon, etc.). There is also a semantically-equivalent C++ Class Library to specify the same declarative abstract behavior descriptions in an environment that may be more comfortable to some users. The Early Adopter specification also includes a preliminary mechanism to capture the programmer’s view of a peripheral device, independent of the underlying platform, further enhancing portability.
The Portable Stimulus Working Group is actively seeking public feedback on the specification. Questions, comments and suggestions can be posted on the Accellera Portable Stimulus Community Forum. The public review period ends September 15, 2017.
Accellera at DAC
With the emerging Accellera Portable Stimulus early adopter release available just prior to DAC, what can users expect? What’s in the early adopter release? When will Portable Stimulus 1.0 be available? Questions like these and more will be discussed during our user-led Town Hall discussion at the Design Automation Conference. We’ll also be discussing our goals for the early adopter release and what we hope to learn. The Town Hall will be moderated by Tom Fitzpatrick of Mentor Graphics. Participants include: Faris Khundakjie, Intel; Sanjay Gupta, Qualcomm; and Karl Whiting, AMD. We invite you to join in the discussion following an update by Accellera Chair Lu Dai and the presentation of the Accellera Leadership Award.
The Accellera-sponsored breakfast is free to DAC attendees, but registration is required.
Tuesday, June 20th, 7:30am - 9:00am
IEEE 1800.2 for UVM Now Available
IEEE 1800.2™ Standard for Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) has been approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The standard is now available for download at no charge under the Accellera-sponsored IEEE Get Program. Read the press release >
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