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This SystemVerilog standard (IEEE Std 1800) is a Unified Hardware Design, Specification, and Verification language. IEEE Std 1364TM-2005 Verilog is a design language. Both standards were approved by the IEEE-SASB in November 2005. This standard creates new revisions of the IEEE 1364 Verilog and IEEE 1800 SystemVerilog standards, which include errata fixes and resolutions, enhancements, enhanced assertion language, merger of Verilog Language Reference Manual (LRM) and SystemVerilog 1800 LRM into a single LRM, integration with Verilog-AMS, and ensures interoperability with other languages such as SystemC and VHDL.


The purpose of this project is to provide the EDA, Semiconductor, and System Design communities with a solid and well-defined IEEE Unified Hardware Design, Specification and Verification standard language, while resolving errata and developing enhancements to the current IEEE 1800 SystemVerilog standard. The language is designed to co-exist, be interoperable, possibly merge, and enhance those hardware description languages presently used by designers.


Revision Standard - Superseded. This standard represents a merger of two previous standards: IEEE Std 1364(TM)-2005 Verilog hardware description language (HDL) and IEEE Std 1800-2005 SystemVerilog unified hardware design, specification, and verification language. The 2005 SystemVerilog standard defines extensions to the 2005 Verilog standard. These two standards were designed to be used as one language. Merging the base Verilog language and the SystemVerilog extensions into a single standard provides users with all information regarding syntax and semantics in a single document. (IEEE Std1800-2009 was a revision of both IEEE Std1364-2005 and IEEE Std1800-2005.)

Document History

  1. IEEE 1800-2009


    IEEE Standard for SystemVerilog--Unified Hardware Design, Specification, and Verification Language

    • Historical Version
  2. IEEE 1364-2005

    IEEE Standard for Verilog Hardware Description Language

    • Most Recent
  3. IEEE 1800-2005

    IEEE Standard for SystemVerilog: Unified Hardware Design, Specification and Verification Language

    • Historical Version