FAQs: What happened to the "SVM" documentation, and to SVM in general? Has SVM been absorbed into OVM, or what?
The good news is that the "System Verification Methodology", or "SVM" for short, is alive and well. First, its documentation and examples have been always been part of the Cadence® Incisive® Plan-to-Closure Methodology since "IPCM" was released in December 2006. Fast forward to the present, and today the Incisive Plan-to-Closure Methodology and Incisive Verification Kits are merged into a single comprehensive deliverable. The objective of the merge was to enable both methodology documentation and detailed examples to be shown from within the same environment, called a "Kit". Both methodology content and kit content are available to Incisive users in the KITSOCV release: "Incisive Verification Kits with Plan-to-Closure Methodology".
SVM is *not* a part of OVM. However, if you are an eRM and/or SVM veteran, you will surely notice that SVM is entirely consistent with OVM, since SVM is the systems extension of eRM / OVM e. While there is no roadmap at this time for formally adding SVM to OVM, given the strong ongoing interest in SVM it's only a matter of time before efforts along these lines are taken up by our colleagues in the Methodology team and the OVM World community. (And of course, we encourage Specmaniacs to go ahead and raise this proposal on the OVM World forums!).
The Tech Pubs Team