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Archive for December 2015

 

Celebrating the Holiday Season with VIPs

The Holiday Season is upon us. As you stand in lines, wait for packages to arrive, keep in mind that Synopsys continues to provide you the highest level of service: support, available protocols and deployment of new titles that you, our current and future VIP customer, deserve. It has been a wonderful year — many […]

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Debugging Memory Protocols with the Verdi Protocol Analyzer

Debug continues to be one of the biggest hurdles faced by design and verification engineers. While designing a system that requires close interactions with memories, engineers often rely on print statements or waveform viewers to decipher signal behaviors over time, and/or their relationship relative to other signals over time. While this kind of ad-hoc debugging […]

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PCIe Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) for Verification Engineers

Many of us who work primarily in digital verification and design are shielded from physical layer details. Only a handful of specialists closely follow these details. So for the rest of us, verifying and debugging Spread Spectrum Clocking (SSC) can be a daunting task. This blog post is a quick Q&A to give you a […]

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NVMe VIP Architecture: Host Features

In my last post, I covered a basic NVMe VIP test-case including some basic setup, sending a command and receiving a completion. Here, we’ll look at a few more NVMe commands, touching on some of the features and capabilities of the VIP. Here’s where you can learn more about Synopsys VC Verification IP for NVMe and for PCIe. […]

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MIPI I3C VIP Accelerates Scalable Sensor Interfaces on Mobile Devices

As sensors continue to get smaller, more powerful and cheaper, smartphones and other mobile devices incorporate over ten sensors to create self-aware devices. For instance, most recent models of Apple and Samsung handheld devices use several sensors to perform some of their coolest interface tricks: proximity sensor, accelerometer (motion sensor), ambient light sensor, moisture sensor, […]

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Keeping Pace with Memory Technology using Advanced Verification

My latest webinar, Keeping Pace with Memory Technology using Advanced Verification, begins by taking the audience back in time. To a time when memories had low density, slow performance, and required expensive silicon real estate. Then I fast forward back to the future when memory technologies have evolved to support huge densities, blazing fast speeds while […]

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