Posted by Hezi Saar on December 13, 2012
I want to share a video showing the work we are doing at Synopsys to help semiconductor vendors adopt the JEDEC UFS v1.1 standard needed for high performance storage applications. The video shows the Synopsys UFS Host solution connecting with the Toshiba UFS Device prototyping platform and operating a sequence of read and write commands. These commands are sent from the host to the device to store and fetch the data from on-board NVM using the UFS link. As you can expect we have done more comprehensive interoperability tests beyond that.
The interoperability test was done back in October 2012 and it is the first UFS Host and Device interoperability between a ‘host’ company (Synopsys) and a ‘device’ company (Toshiba). What does it mean to be first to demonstrate system level interoperability of this new JEDEC UFS standard?
It means we have a complete and working solution, we can demonstrate it, we can license our proven IP to potential semiconductor vendors who want to adopt UFS v1.1, we can support customer’s hardware prototyping needs and we help reduce the risk of adopting the new UFS standard by conducting these interoperability tests with UFS device vendors.
It means we have a mature solution that can be used today for SoC’s that want to adopt the JEDEC UFS standard.
We (Synopsys) continue to invest in creating a healthy and robust eco-system by driving these mobile electronics standards in JEDEC and MIPI alliance and conducting interoperability tests with device vendors.
Want to learn more about UFS implementation? here’s a nice article that you can read and here’s a joint webinar between MIPI Alliance and JEDEC that will give you a good overview. For those who like to read specifications, here’s a link to a free download the UFS v1.1 spec.
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I started my career as an R&D engineer for embedded systems, then transitioned into applications engineering and product marketing roles in the semiconductor industry. With my systems knowledge, I have led many IC design wins that have enabled portable applications such as cellular phones, digital cameras and eBooks.
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