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Archive for 2018

 

Welcome to the Chip Battle Royale: HDMI vs. DisplayPort (or USB Type-C). Who Will Win?

I love these kinds of questions It’s like asking if California has the best sunsets or places like Beijing or Kyoto or Seoul or Bangalore do. Which city has your favorite sunset? As marketing people, we ask and get asked this all the time. Which one will win?  Because with every battle royale there must […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Universe’s First DisplayPort 1.4Tx IP Solution (Probably) (Certified Too!)

Hey USB and DisplayPort fans! I’m excited to announce Synopsys’ DisplayPort 1.4Tx IP solution (probably), which we demonstrated three months ago.  And (probably) the first certified DP 1.4 Tx IP solution.   Why is Certification and Interoperability Important for IP? Certification and interoperability prove that an IP can pass testing with the right implementation. If […]

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USB Trends – Type-C everywhere

USB Trends – Type-C everywhere   As I read about how the Tesla Model 3 will soon exit “Production Hell” and Elon Musk will no longer need “Bet the company” business plans, I think about how Type-C is really everywhere.   Type-C everywhere in mobile phones Pretty much every non-iOS phone (Android phone) now only […]

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Artificial Intelligence and USB, mostly AI

Artificial Intelligence embedded in a car in an Embedded Vision (EV) system or a in the cloud (on a server rack) have common requirements Rapid access to memory for data process Rapid access to on-chip and off-chip resources Rapid access to sensors to gather raw data information Local processing power For AI, decisions need to […]

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Synopsys Portfolio of ASIL ready IP for Automotive

Automotive is a big thing these days. All the stuff needed for cars needs to have a long life, and be super fault tolerant.  It needs to last for years.   Many of the chips ship for 5-10 years for replacements or in multiple model years.  (My guess is this may change as better modules become […]

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But why? The deal with USB 3.2

 USB 3.2 and the Consumer’s Need for Speed Devices are now evolving to small, ultrathin laptops, tablets, and hybrids. These tend to be thin and light, and even more powerful. But keep in mind, they are also expensive. For example, to get the latest and most powerful ultralight it would be about $3000 for a […]

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Behind-the-Scenes of the Universe’s First USB 3.2 Demonstration

I’m super excited to write about and show to you the world’s first USB 3.2 demonstration. Go watch the video first and then read the rest.     USB 3.2 Hardware and Software Setup We implemented our USB 3.2 Device and Host in the HAPS-80 FPGA-Based hardware prototyping platform.   The platforms use USB PHYs, […]

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World’s First ASIL D Ready EV Processor (Pair it with USB!)

World’s First ASIL D Ready EV Processor (Pair it with USB!)   We are announcing the industry’s first ASIL D Ready embedded vision processor: https://www.synopsys.com/company/newsroom/mnr/asil-d-ev6x-vision-processor-sep.html   Embedded vision processors allow for rapid, local detection of items in a field of vision for an optical, radar, or other sensor. It’s used in car safety systems and […]

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USB Dual Role replaces USB On-The-Go

USB Dual Role replaces USB On-The-Go As product makers move from USB 3.0 to USB 3.1 (and soon USB 3.2), they also move to USB Type-C. With Type-C, this means the connector is the same on all products. PCs and phones. Media players (remember those) and cameras and flash drives. So no more A, micro-B, […]

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Synopsys USB IP – Best in the Universe

This afternoon I thought “There isn’t enough caramel in the world.” Specifically, my favorite candy bar the “100 GRAND” has the right balance of caramel, chocolate, and crispy rice in a bite size piece.   Sadly the candy bowls on 3 floors did not have any 100 GRAND bars. As a poor substitute, I ate 2 […]

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