Glossary

coroutine function

The definition of a function that, when called, returns a coroutine object. Implemented using async functions. See also the Python glossary.

coroutine

The result of calling a coroutine function. Coroutines are not run immediately, you must either await on them which blocks the awaiting coroutine until it is finished; or fork the coroutine, turning it into a task, which runs concurrently. See also the Python glossary.

DUT

Design under Test

DUV

Design under Verification

FLI

Foreign Language Interface. Mentor Graphics’ equivalent to VHPI

GPI

General Procedural Interface, cocotb’s abstraction over VPI, VHPI, and FLI.

HDL

Hardware Description Language

MDV

Metric-driven Verification

RTL

Register Transfer Level

task

The result of forking a coroutine. A task represents a concurrently running coroutine.

UVM

Universal Verification Methodology

VHPI

The VHDL Procedural Interface, an application-programming interface to VHDL tools.

VIP

Verification IP

VPI

The Verilog Procedural Interface, an application-programming interface to (System)Verilog tools. Its original name was “PLI 2.0”.