Recommended Articles – March 2015

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

In AMIQ Resources page you can find the contents of AMIQ’s bookshelf, conference papers, various cheatsheets, recommended articles, and the blogs we periodically scan for recommended articles.


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