The UVM Class Library provides the building blocks needed to quickly develop well-constructed and reusable verification components and test environments in SystemVerilog.
This UVM Class Reference provides detailed reference information for each user-visible class in the UVM library. For additional information on using UVM, see the UVM User’s Guide located in the top level directory within the UVM kit.
We divide the UVM classes and utilities into categories pertaining to their role or function. A more detailed overview of each category-- and the classes comprising them-- can be found in the menu at left.
|Globals||This category defines a small list of types, variables, functions, and tasks defined in the uvm_pkg scope. These items are accessible from any scope that imports the uvm_pkg. See Types and Enumerations and Globals for details.|
|Base||This basic building blocks for all environments are components, which do the actual work, transactions, which convey information between components, and ports, which provide the interfaces used to convey transactions. The UVM’s core base classes provide these building blocks. See Core Base Classes for more information.|
|Reporting||The reporting classes provide a facility for issuing reports (messages) with consistent formatting and configurable side effects, such as logging to a file or exiting simulation. Users can also filter out reports based on their verbosity , unique ID, or severity. See Reporting Classes for more information.|
|Factory||As the name implies, the UVM factory is used to manufacture (create) UVM objects and components. Users can configure the factory to produce an object of a given type on a global or instance basis. Use of the factory allows dynamically configurable component hierarchies and object substitutions without having to modify their code and without breaking encapsulation. See Factory Classes for details.|
|Configuration and Resources||The Configuration and Resource Classes are a set of classes which provide a configuration database. The configuration database is used to store and retrieve both configuration time and run time properties.|
|Sychronization||The UVM provides event and barrier synchronization classes for process synchronization. See Synchronization Classes for more information.|
|Containers||The Container Classes are type parameterized datastructures which provide queue and pool services. The class based queue and pool types allow for efficient sharing of the datastructures compared with their SystemVerilog built-in counterparts.|
|Policies||Each of UVM’s policy classes perform a specific task for uvm_object-based objects: printing, comparing, recording, packing, and unpacking. They are implemented separately from uvm_object so that users can plug in different ways to print, compare, etc. without modifying the object class being operated on. The user can simply apply a different printer or compare “policy” to change how an object is printed or compared. See Policy Classes for more information.|
|TLM||The UVM TLM library defines several abstract, transaction-level interfaces and the ports and exports that facilitate their use. Each TLM interface consists of one or more methods used to transport data, typically whole transactions (objects) at a time. Component designs that use TLM ports and exports to communicate are inherently more reusable, interoperable, and modular. See TLM Interfaces for details.|
|Components||Components form the foundation of the UVM. They encapsulate behavior of drivers, scoreboards, and other objects in a testbench. The UVM library provides a set of predefined component types, all derived directly or indirectly from uvm_component. See Predefined Component Classes for more information.|
|Sequencers||The sequencer serves as an arbiter for controlling transaction flow from multiple stimulus generators. More specifically, the sequencer controls the flow of uvm_sequence_item-based transactions generated by one or more uvm_sequence #(REQ,RSP)-based sequences. See Sequencer Classes for more information.|
|Sequences||Sequences encapsulate user-defined procedures that generate multiple uvm_sequence_item-based transactions. Such sequences can be reused, extended, randomized, and combined sequentially and hierarchically in interesting ways to produce realistic stimulus to your DUT. See Sequence Classes for more information.|
|Macros||The UVM provides several macros to help increase user productivity. See the set of macro categories in the main menu for a complete list of macros for Reporting, Components, Objects, Sequences, Callbacks, TLM and Registers.|
|Register Layer||The Register abstraction classes, when properly extended, abstract the read/write operations to registers and memories in a design-under-verification. See Register Layer for more information.|
|Command Line Processor||The command line processor provides a general interface to the command line arguments that were provided for the given simulation. The capabilities are detailed in the uvm_cmdline_processor section.|
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|The UVM Class Library provides the building blocks needed to quickly develop well-constructed and reusable verification components and test environments in SystemVerilog.|