I heard that Cadence will release a Open Verification Methodology with Mentor. Where can I download the Cadence version?
Hello Davy,Thanks for asking about OVM. OVM is on schedule tracking the dates Mentor and Cadence announced back in August. That means it is now in early adopter customers and will be released for general use at the end of the year. In the meantime, Cadence and Mentor are creating an OVM website which will open before the end of the year. The website will start off hosting technical content and will be the place to download the library, examples, and documentation.We are in the midst of visiting customers with technical details and a demo of OVM. If you haven't seen it yet, please contact your local account team or me directly and we'll make sure to get you the information you need.=Adam Sherer, SystemVerilog marketing director, (firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm also interested in the OVM.
I tried to compile Mentor Graphics's AVM with NCSim 6.14U but got a lot
of errors. It seems some SV language features are not supported by
NCSim at the moment. When Cadence and Mentor release OVM I guess there
will be a new release of NCsim as well? How much of the AVM are adopted
to OVM(Can we see some AVM stuffs in the OVM?)
We are using Incisive 6.2 (Incisive Design Team Simulator 29630 or Incisive Enterprise Simulator 29651) for the OVM development. That vesion of the simulator will be on the download site by tomorrow (November 7th).In the OVM development, both Cadence and Mentor discovered features in their class libraries and methodologies that the other company did not support. The good news was that these issues were relatively minor and we were each able to keep the APIs nearly intact for both contributing libraries as we brought them together in OVM. On the Cadence side, we have tested this by moving some of our customer's URM environments to the early adopter version of OVM. In each case, the conversion took about a day. We will be publishing information on that process and I expect that Mentor will publish information on how to move AVM environments. Once the environment moves to OVM, you can rest assured that it will run on both the Incisive and Questa platforms.Once OVM is available on the upcoming OVM website, both Cadence and Mentor will publish information on the simulator versions that run it. On the Cadence side, that will be at least the 6.2 release and its subsequent updates.If you are in the San Jose area, I'd recommend taking part in the OVM seminar tomorrow. If you are not in San Jose, you can attend by webinar. The sign-up info is at http://www.cadence.com/company/events/event.aspx?xml=open_verification_methodology.Regards,Adam "Sherilog" Sherer
I was just reminded that the URL in the previous post is for folks who will attend live. If you need to attend remotely via the webinar, please go to this URL to sign-up. http://www.cadence.com/webinars/ovm_webinar/index.aspx=Adam
Thanks for info! I'll try the webinar.