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Recommended Articles – January 2020

A bit of history on how DMA (Direct Memory Access) works. Despite being 6 years old, it worth the lecture: An overview of direct memory access What is open-source hardware? If you had the same question, you might be interested in this article: Open source hardware risks. Also, the article brought to my attention the […]

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Recommended Articles – December 2019

In early 2018, AMIQ released a new library called FC4SC (Functional Coverage for SystemC). The community responded in a positive manner and started to evaluate it and asked for improvements. Late this year, the library has been donated to Accellera in order to fill the functional coverage gap from the SystemC world. More on the […]

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Recommended Articles – November 2019

A while ago, the Specman team announced that you may now take advantage of Python in the e-language world. Lately, the same team has described one of the possible applications which makes use of this Python support. For example you can now analyze your coverage results using Python. Can you imagine another kind of application? […]

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Recommended Articles – September 2019

Did you ever had the need to programmatically dump the values of signals from a simulation? SystemVerilog offers such a dumping capability by means of system tasks. The signal values are dumped into a vcd (value change dump) file. The vcd files can later be read by a waveform viewer and examine signals’ behavior. Read […]

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Recommended Articles – July 2019

When working with pointers, the pointer arithmetic is quite important. Colin Walls, from Mentor, wrote a nice, short article on why and when to store addresses in pointer variables and when to store them in a regular variable. Read more in here: Using an unsigned integer to store a pointer in C In AMIQ Resources […]

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Recommended Articles – May 2019

Cristian Bob posted a new article showing how to connect Python to e-language: How to Connect e-Language with Python. Dan Gisselquist has written an interesting tutorial regarding formal methods: SVA and FormalTools: An Introduction to Formal Methods. A long-awaited feature for e-language has now been released by the Specman Team: spawning multiple processes using loops. […]