Posted in 2015

Free and Open Source Verification with VUnit and GHDL

Originally posted and commented on LinkedIn.

VUnit is a free and open source (FOSS) unit testing framework for VHDL that supports ModelSim, Rivera-PRO, GHDL, and Active-HDL. GHDL is a FOSS simulator which VUnit started to support 6 months ago but until recently you had to build GHDL yourself from source code to get a version working with VUnit. This was inconvenient and made it harder to get started but with the official release of GHDL 0.33 this is no longer an issue and you can download binary builds directly.

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Who's Using UVM (or Not) for FPGA Development, and Why?

Originally posted and commented on LinkedIn.

Over the last few years a number of open source test solutions have emerged. I’m talking about tools like our VUnit but also others like OSVVM, Cocotb, BVUL, and SVUnit. The people developing these tools all had the question:

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Short Introduction to VUnit

Originally posted and commented on LinkedIn.

VUnit is a free and open source unit testing framework for VHDL that was released in November last year. Initially it supported ModelSim, then GHDL support was added in June, and a few days ago we added support for Active-HDL and Riviera-PRO. The latest addition makes the tool available for a new group of users and this is a short introduction for you.

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