Posted by Michael Posner on February 5, 2016
In a continuation of last week’s blog titled “Validating USB Type-C using Physical Prototyping” one of the key USB folks here at Synopsys, Morten Christiansen, made a short 30 second video of the DesignWare USB Type-C physical prototype in action. (Click the picture to take you to the video)
While this video is short it highlights the real world interactivity and full functionality that only a physical prototype delivers, pre-silicon. It’s understated in this short chip but this video shows a real USB Type-C enabled device being connected to a fully functional physical prototyping hosting the DesignWare USB Type-C IP. Talk about risk reduction!!! Just think about what your boss or prospective customer will think of a real working system, huge boost in the overall confidence of the design tape-out. Oh and lets not forget that you have happy software engineers to as they also get a pre-silicon fully functional platform to debug and develop against.
As the leading provider of interface IP, Synopsys has very high quality standards and an operational physical prototype is a key milestone during our IP development.
Thanks Morton for making this short video!! A couple of the readers may know Morton from his participation in the USB Organization. A quick search of his name finds you a list of the USB specs that Morton helped write.
Want to know more about USB Type-C? Just pop over to the “To USB or not to USB” blog.
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