Riviera-PRO™ users to benefit from automatic UVM register generation plus the latest verification methodology libraries

Date: Jun 18, 2019
Type: Release

Henderson, NV – June 18, 2019Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed HDL language simulation and hardware-assisted verification for FPGA and ASIC designs, has introduced automatic UVM register generation to Riviera-PRO™, the company’s advanced verification platform. Accepting a CSV file or IP-XACT register description as an input, Riviera-PRO™ will, working at the Register Abstraction Layer (RAL) of UVM, output files as RTL register models, C headers and HTML.


In addition, libraries containing pre-compiled source code compliant with the latest versions of UVM (IEEE 1800.2-2107) and UVVM (2018.12.03), plus documentation and examples, have been added to Riviera-PRO™ to facilitate easier and better test bench creation.


“Both enhancements to Riviera-PRO are of great benefit to users,” comments Sunil Sahoo, Senior Corporate Applications Engineer. “Where the automatic generation of UVM register models is concerned, it provides major time-savings – certainly when the alternative is to hand-craft hundreds or thousands of register models. As for verification methodologies, we are dedicated to the provision of the most up-to-date libraries.”


Other new features in Riviera-PRO™, release version 2019.04, include:

  • SystemVerilog users can create nets of integral data types (typedef);
  • The SystemVerilog compiler can work with sources for which the filename (including path name) is longer than 259 characters;
  • VHDL packages can be translated to SystemVerilog;
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 has been added; and
  • Debugging (Toggle Coverage analysis for VHDL) has been enhanced to include logic level transitions to and from high resistance (Z).


About Riviera-PRO™

Riviera-PRO™ addresses verification needs of engineers crafting tomorrow’s cutting-edge FPGA and SoC devices. The tool enables the ultimate testbench productivity, reusability, and automation by combining the high-performance simulation engine, advanced debugging capabilities at different levels of abstraction, and support for the latest Language and Verification Library Standards.


About Aldec

Established in 1984, Aldec is an industry leader in Electronic Design Verification and offers a patented technology suite including: RTL Design, RTL Simulators, Hardware-Assisted Verification, SoC and ASIC Prototyping, Design Rule Checking, CDC Verification, IP Cores, High-Performance Computing Platforms, Embedded Development Systems, Requirements Lifecycle Management, DO-254 Functional Verification and Military/Aerospace solutions. www.aldec.com

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