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Verification methodology


The Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) is an open source SystemVerilog library allowing creation of reusable verification components and assembling test environments utilizing constrained random stimulus generation and functional coverage methodologies. UVM is a combined effort of designers and tool vendors, based on the successful OVM and VMM methodologies.

UVM 1.0 was released in early 2011 with a stable version (1.1) mid year. A reference implementation was available in 2012. The latest release is 1.2 which was released in June 2014.