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SystemVerilog Random System Methods

Random System Functions


$urandom( )


The system function $urandom provides a mechanism for generating pseudorandom numbers. The function returns a new 32-bit random number each time it is called. The number shall be unsigned.

variable = $urandom(seed);

The seed is an optional argument that determines the sequence of random numbers generated. The seed can be an integral expression. for a particular seed, the same value will get generated.

bit [31:0] addr1;
bit [31:0] addr2;
bit [64:0] addr3;
bit [31:0] data;

addr1 = $urandom();
addr2 = $urandom(89);
addr3 = {$urandom(),$urandom()};
data  = $urandom * 6;

$random( )


$random() is same as $urandom() but it generates signed numbers.

$urandom_range( )


The $urandom_range() function returns an unsigned integer within a specified range.

$urandom_range( int unsigned maxval, int unsigned minval = 0 );

addr1 = $urandom_range(30,20);
addr2 = $urandom_range(20);    //takes max value as '0'
addr3 = $urandom_range(20,30); //considers max value as '30' and min value as '20'




random system methods examples


In the example below,
Shows usage of $urandom and $urandom_range.

module system_funcations;
  bit [31:0] addr1;
  bit [31:0] addr2;
  bit [64:0] addr3;
  bit [31:0] data;

  initial begin
    addr1 = $urandom();
    addr2 = $urandom(89);
    addr3 = {$urandom(),$urandom()};
    data  = $urandom * 6;

    $display("addr1=%0d, addr2=%0d, addr3=%0d, data=%0d",addr1,addr2,addr3,data);
 
    addr1 = $urandom_range(30,20);
    addr2 = $urandom_range(20); //takes max value as '0'
    addr3 = $urandom_range(20,30); //considers max value as '30' and min value as '20'
    $display("addr1=%0d, addr2=%0d, addr3=%0d",addr1,addr2,addr3);
  end
endmodule

 Simulator Output

addr1=303379748, addr2=2153631232, addr3=423959822444962108, data=546103870
addr1=27, addr2=6, addr3=25
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