Accellera Day Opens DVCon U.S. on Monday, February 27 with Three Timely Tutorials

Tutorials are being presented on Portable Stimulus, UVM and SystemC

Elk Grove, Calif., USA, February 21, 2017 - Accellera Systems Initiative (Accellera), the electronics industry organization focused on electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP) standards, will host its annual Accellera Day on Monday, February 27. 

Accellera Day opens DVCon U.S. 2017 on Monday, February 27 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, Calif. A booth crawl will be held during the Exhibition from 5:00pm-7:00pm.


  • Tutorial 1:  “Creating Portable Stimulus Models with the Upcoming Accellera Standard
    The first version of the Accellera Portable Test and Stimulus Standard (PSS) is nearing completion. This timely tutorial presents an introduction to the standard’s main features and will show with actual coding examples how the verification and portability challenges of these examples are met using the standard.
  • Accellera luncheon
    • Accellera update given by Lu Dai, Accellera Chair
    • Accellera Technical Excellence Award Presentation
    • Town Hall discussion will cover such topics as: follow up questions from the Portable Stimulus morning tutorial, future directions for the UVM Working Group and the latest activity in the SystemC Working Groups.


  • Tutorial 2:  “Introducing IEEE 1800.2 – The Next Step for UVM
    The IEEE 1800 committee is completing work on UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) as the 1800.2 standard. This tutorial will review changes that improve UVM as a standard for interoperability and examine the impact it will have on existing verification environments.
  • Tutorial 3: “SystemC Design and Verification – Solidifying the Abstraction above RTL
    This tutorial will focus on three key components that could help raise the abstraction level: design, modeling, and testbench. Topics will include the latest advances in the SystemC language, modeling for high-performance simulation, and applying the emerging UVM-SystemC standard.

5:00pm -7:00pm

Accellera Day is provided as part of DVCon U.S. 2017.  Register now for DVCon U.S.  For more detail on the tutorials click here.

About DVCon U.S. 2017 (February 27-March 2)
Sponsored by Accellera Systems Initiative, DVCon U.S. is the premier conference and exhibition for discussion of the functional design and verification of electronic systems. For more information about DVCon U.S., please visit Follow @dvcon_us on Twitter or to comment, please use #dvcon_us.

About Accellera Systems Initiative
Accellera Systems Initiative is an independent, not-for profit organization, dedicated to create, support, promote and advance system-level design, modeling and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics industry. The organization accelerates standards development and as part of its ongoing partnership with the IEEE, its standards are contributed to the IEEE Standards Association for formal standardization and ongoing maintenance. For more information, please visit Follow @accellera on Twitter or to comment, please use #accellera.  For membership information, please contact us.  Accellera Global Sponsors are:  Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys.