Technical Excellence Award Presented
Congratulations Tom Fitzpatrick, recipient of the 2019 Accellera Technical Excellence Award! Tom is a noted verification evangelist and is being honored for his many years of dedication to the advancement of Accellera standards. He has been a key contributor to the evolution and adoption of the Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) standard, Verilog and SystemVerilog standards and the development and launch of the Portable Test and Stimulus Standard 1.0 (PSS).
"I am honored to receive this award from Accellera, and humbled to be recognized for doing work that I think is very important for our industry,” said Fitzpatrick, Strategic Verification Architect at Mentor, a Siemens Business. “I have been blessed to work for many of the companies responsible for the creation and advancement of Accellera standards, including Mentor, which has helped pioneer portable stimulus technology since 2004, and led its standardization effort that began in 2014. I am gratified to have played a part in advancing the state of the art in verification over the years, and look forward to continued progress and collaboration with colleagues and peers throughout the industry.”
The award was established to recognize the outstanding achievements of an individual among Accellera’s working group members and their significant contributions to the development of its standards. A press release is available with more information.
UVM 2017-1.0 Available
New reference implementation is aligned with IEEE 1800.2
The Accellera Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) Working Group has released the UVM 2017-1.0 reference implementation. UVM 2017-1.0 is aligned with the IEEE 1800.2 standard and the enhancements that make it more powerful and easier to use. The working group has addressed some inconsistencies between the UVM Register Layer and other standards. It received a lot of feedback on the 0.9 release, and they were able to fix the bugs that were reported. UVM 2017-1.0 also includes full documentation of the API that is provided in addition to 1800.2-2017.
The UVM 2017-1.0 reference implementation can be downloaded for free from Accellera. The IEEE 1800.2-2017 standard is available free of charge from the IEEE Get program, courtesy of Accellera. Visit the UVM forum to provide feedback, ask questions, and engage in discussions. For more information on UVM, visit the UVM community page.
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