In this blog, we will see the details of UVM functions use for uvm_event and it can be used in place of SV (system verilog) event.
In system verilog, event data type is used for synchronization of different processes and similar concept is there in UVM which have “uvm_event” class. Here, we will see the similarities between them.
Below is the example code for usage of sv event (Figure 1) and uvm event (Figure 2). Output is shown just below the figure.
In the example, two events (e1_* and e2_*) are used. Both events are triggered followed by waiting on the same event. But due to, "@" operator and "wait_trigger()" method, it doesn't get the event triggered and it waits for the event e1_* to be triggered. In case of, e2_* event, "wait(event.triggered)" and "wait_ptrigger()" method is used which allows process to be unblocked as event is triggered in the same simulation time. From output, the same behavior can be observed.
# e2_sv is triggered at 20
# e2_uvm is triggered at 20
# e2_sv is triggered at 40
# e2_uvm is triggered at 40
# e2_sv is triggered at 60
# e2_uvm is triggered at 60
SV & UVM events comparison:
In SV, events can be triggered via the “-> event” operator which unblock all processes currently waiting on that event.
In UVM, "event.trigger()" method is used to trigger the event to unblock the processes.
Waiting for event:
In SV, "@(event)" operator is used to wait for an event to be triggered.
In UVM, "event.wait_trigger()" method is used to wait for an event to be triggered.
In SV, "wait (event.triggered)" will unblock the waiting process whether the wait executes before or at the same simulation time as the trigger operation.
In UVM, "event.wait_ptrigger()" method will unblock the waiting process at same simulation time as the trigger operation.