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Four years ago, I wrote a blog, “Status of Verification Education in Academia,” where I stated that “the need for verification is increasing [and] the demand for verification experts is rising.” Well, the need for verification certainly hasn’t declined as the ICs and systems keep getting more and more complex. Hence, the demand for verification experts is rising as well. The article contained a survey, where the professors showed that the universities are responding to the demand from the industry and, in recent years, started offering more verification courses, which have been well received by students. Cadence has provided tools, online training, and video series on UVM in order to support the lecturers, and now we’re excited to announce the publication of the Verification Methodologies Education Kit, which contains 11 modules with lecture slides and lab exercises, plus videos, and is ready for use in a typical semester.
The Verification Methodologies Education Kit covers various aspects of verification, including static, dynamic, formal and emulation. Get hands-on experience using Cadence tools with the lab exercises provided. Learn about the verification flow and which techniques should be used at different points in the design stage. The planning of verification and verification coverage are discussed. There is an introduction to the verification aspect of SystemVerilog and UVM methodology, as well as aspects like efficient debugging or power verification are covered. For the complete syllabus, please check the Verification Methodologies Education Kit website.
All provided materials are editable and can be easily adapted for the educators’ needs. All software tools required for the practical part are available through the Cadence University Program. To become a member of the Cadence University Program, please write to email@example.com for assistance.
The Academic Network is excited about adding another education kit to our growing list of Academic Resources. Partnering with academia and business groups is helping educators around the globe enrich their classroom curriculum. Interested in learning about the other education kits available? Explore our Academic Resources hub.