UVM promised a perfect world where a common set of guidelines for testbenches and connected verification IP would make a compatible, simpler world. Just don’t look too closely at the standard. UVM carries baggage from previous standards such as OVM, VMM, eRM, AVM, and more. This paper describes situations where UVM provides multiple ways to solve a problem, and approaches outside of UVM, explains the issues with certain approaches, and recommends solutions, and describes the tradeoffs.
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