Accelerating FPGA VHDL Verification, Stockholm, April 20-21 2017 (2-day course)
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– Including UVVM Utility Library and VVC Framework

Efficiency and quality is all a question of overview, readability, maintainability and re-use, – and UVVM is the answer. A description of the course and related info can be found *HERE*

Please note that the previous course ‘FPGA Development Best Practices’ is now split into two different courses:

  • Accelerating FPGA Design (Digital Design; language, tool and technology independent )
  • Accelerating FPGA VHDL Verification (Structured verification with examples from UVVM)



These issues are the main subjects of this course:
(See one course example here: /events/accel-fpga-verifi,-berlin-2016/)

  • Making a simple VHDL test bench step-by-step
  • Using procedures and making good BFMs
  • Applying logs, alerts, value and stability checkers, awaits, etc…
  • Making an advanced VHDL test bench step-by-step
  • Assertions, randomisation, constrained random, coverage, debuggers, monitors
  • Verification components and testbench architecture for advanced Verification
  • Making testbenches as simple as possible – adapting to the DUT complexity
  • Structuring, Debugging, Overview, Maintainability, Extendibility
  • Examples and labs using UVVM



Date:             April 20-21, 2016

Time of day:  Wednesday 9:00-17:00, Thursday 9:00-16:00

Language:     English

Place:           Stockholm, Sveavägen 64 (Realtime Embedded’s office)

Registration fee: SEK 10.900  (+VAT)
for multiple participants from the same company:
2nd: SEK 10.000, 3rd: SEK 9.000, 4th: SEK 8.000, 5th: SEK 7.000)

  • Lunch and coffee:  Included in the registration fee
  • Course responsible: Espen Tallaksen, Bitvis AS (Mobile: +47 934 21 277)
  • Registration: By email to or to Realtime Embedded AB
  • The course will be held in cooperation with Realtime Embedded (Stockholm) (for adminstrative issues in Sweden).



    • Espen Tallaksen, managing director and founder of Bitvis AS
    • 30 years of experience within VHDL design and verification
    • During twenty years Espen has had a special interest for methodology cultivation and pragmatic efficiency and quality improvement. One result of this interest is the UVVM verification platform that is currently being used by companies world-wide.
    • He has given many presentations in Scandinavia on various technical aspects of FPGA development — including: – Keynote at FPGAworld – Keynote speaker at ABB Embedded Systems Forum – Various presentations at FPGAworld…and many more
    • Initiator and chair of the Norwegian FPGA-forum committee


About Bitvis AS

The extended history…

  • Bitvis was established in 2012 to provide state of the art design services within FPGA development and embedded Software development
  • The story goes all the way back to Digits founded in 2003 which was later acquired and where as a splinter group with the inherited spirit of Digitas AS founded Bitvis AS.
  • Espen Tallaksen has ever since the foundation of Digitas in 2003 held courses and seminars as open class, for companies or as lectures for local universities – all in the aim to make VHDL development more efficient and with higher quality.
  • Courses have so far been held in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and UK.