May 3, 2012 -- Using external VIP (verification IP) brings several advantages including availability, independence in both checkers and coverage, and robustness from use in several environments. However, the VIP must be developed so that it is easy for the user to incorporate the VIP into his/her environment. In this article we look at practical lessons learned in both the development and deployment of VIP for use in complex OVM (Open Verification Methodology) SOC (system-on-chip) verification environments.
By Mike Bartley and Andy Bond. (Bartley is with Test and Verification Solutions and Bond is Lead Verification Engineer for Icera.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.