Recommended Articles – March 2015

Recommended Articles

The Spring is here! We offer you a nice, hand-picked, bouquet of articles.

Sean Eron Anderson saves us from the marsh of bitwise operations. He compiled a list of techniques, algorithms, operations, functions that one could do to pull oneself up:
Standford: Bit Twiddling Hacks

The Gentleman presents his view on the good, ol’ topic of “test’s length”:
VerificationGentleman: Less Is More – Why I Favor Short Tests.

In another article he presents how one can override constraints using the mixin pattern:
VerificationGentleman: Do You Want Sprinkles with That? – Mixing in Constraints

SystemVerilog is a source of inspiration by itself, it looks like we’ll never lack gotchas:
AMIQ Blog: Gotcha: Function Calls in SystemVerilog Constraints

How do you protect against verification engineer’s malpractice? Mark Litterick explores a solution in this dramatic presentation: Lies, Damned Lies, and Coverage (or in article format).

Ashley Winn presents, on VerificationAcademy, how to implement flexible tests by using an organized sequence and test structure:
VerificationAcademy: Small, Maintainable Tests

AMIQ released first version of the SystemVerilog UVC for APB protocol:
AMIQ Blog: amiq_apb – SystemVerilog UVC for APB Protocol



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