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Doulos, February 2010
This tutorial has been written as a complement to the VMM Golden Reference Guide, which you can order here. The tutorial further explains and illustrates various topics referred to in the VMM Golden Reference Guide, including how to define transactions using vmm_data, using vmm_xactor and vmm_subenv, using the factory, using the data stream scoreboard, and using the scenario generator.
In this tutorial, a simple Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) design is used from OpenCores.org. The object is to take you step-by-step through implementing a simple VMM verification environment and showcasing some of the new features of VMM 1.2. This tutorial uses a bottom-up approach in creating a verification testbench.
The tutorial explains the following topics in detail:
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