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Stick a fork in it: Applications for SystemVerilog Dynamic Processes

Stick a fork in it: Applications for SystemVerilog Dynamic Processes

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  • Event: SNUG Boston & Ottawa, September 2010
  • Title: "Stick a fork in it: Applications for SystemVerilog Dynamic Processes"
  • Author: Doug Smith & David Long, Doulos 

  • Abstract: In Verilog, processes come in the static form of always and initial blocks, concurrent assignments, and the fork..join statement. SystemVerilog introduces dynamic processes in the form of new fork..join statements and the std::process class. This paper will explore the many applications of dynamic processes in verification and behavioral modeling such as how verification methodologies create independently executing components and control simulation phasing, isolating random number generators for test reproducibility, parallelizing testbench interaction with DPI code, and a novel approach of using dynamic processes with SystemVerilog interfaces to create bus resolution functions and model analog behavior.

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