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Understanding Color Space Conversions in Display

Color space is a very powerful tool that comes in handy when capturing, transmitting and reproducing color back to the human eye. Systems such as cameras, GPUs, transmission cables (HDMI/DP), and monitors use color space metrics to preserve and transform color. This technology helps map real colors to the color model’s discrete values.

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Posted in Camera, Display, DisplayPort

 

8K Ultra HD: A Giant Leap for High Definition Televisions

Lately television lovers across the world have an even better reason to be glued to the small screens, as 8K Ultra HD TVs have made their way to the market. The HDMI forums most recently released specification, v2.1, explains “higher video resolutions support a range of high resolutions and faster refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz for immersive viewing and smooth fast-action detail…”   Most of us are familiar with the word “resolution”, but do we really know this term well?

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Posted in Camera, Display, HDMI, Uncategorized

 

The wait is over – JEDEC Announces JESD79-5, DDR5 SDRAM VIP for High Performance Computing

JEDEC recently announced the ratification of JESD79-5 DDR5 SDRAM to support the standardization of next-generation memory devices, catering to demand from rapid expansion in high performance computing and data center applications. This new standard promises to deliver 2X memory bandwidth, 4X larger density dies, and much improved power efficiency (1.1V Vdd). The DDR5 DIMM will operate in dual-channel mode all on its own, with two 40-bit fully independent sub-channels on the same module.

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Posted in DDR, Memory

 

Securing Network Traffic using MACSec Over Ethernet

In today’s digital age, networking requirements have become increasingly crucial. The possibility of unauthorized access to networks and confidential information have increased the need for secure network access.

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Posted in Ethernet

 

A New Generation of LPDDR

Ever-increasing expectations for mobile device performance have been driving the need for versatile mobile memory solutions. JEDEC has recently announced the publication of JESD209-5A which is equipped to match the latest bandwidth, power, performance, and reliability trends. The JESD209-5A standard offers several feature enhancements in addition to the existing LPDDR5 standard, including support for Partial Array Refresh Control (PARC), Refresh Management, Enhanced Write Clock (WCK) Always On Mode, Optimized Refresh, etc. This blog will briefly discuss the new features introduced in the updated LPDDR5 standard which has helped to significantly reduce power consumption and improved in data integrity.

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Posted in LPDDR

 

Understanding Color Space in Display

The color space is a very powerful tool that comes in handy when capturing and transmitting color back to the human eye. All systems like cameras, GPUs, transmission cables (HDMI/DP), monitors, etc. use color space metrics to preserve and transform color.  

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Posted in Display, DisplayPort

 

Automating Testbench Creation to Accelerate Network-on-Chip Verification

Network-on-Chip (NoC) is a critical building block for many advanced and complex system-on-chips (SoCs). Having a complete verification solution to verify the functionality along with the performance (latency/bandwidth) is a must to ensure there are no functional bugs and no performance bottlenecks.

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Posted in Arm, Data Center, Debug, Mobile SoC, Uncategorized

 

Industry’s First VIP for Arm AMBA CXS Enables Early Adopter Success

Synopsys offers a broad set of verification solutions for next generation Arm® AMBA® protocols, now including AMBA CXS. Synopsys also has verification automation solutions for Arm based protocols including VC AutoTestbench for testbench generation and VC AutoPerformance for performance verification.

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Posted in AMBA, Arm, CXS, Uncategorized, UVM

 

256Gb/s Ready Set Go : PCIe Gen6 Verification IP

Synopsys Industry’s First PCIe Gen6 VIP availability gives industry leaders a head start advantage for the verification of PCIe Gen6 based designs and meet time-to-market requirements with predictable quality. As PCIe Gen6 is the most significant and disruptive update to PCIe specification in the last decade, it is critically important and advantageous to start verification early and leverage Synopsys PCIe Gen6 VIP to deal with increased verification complexity as well as ensure backward compatibility with the prior generations through PCIe VIP Source Code Test Suite.

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Posted in Data Center, PCIe

 

DDR5 – Off and Running

The Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) has been developing and maintaining DRAM standards for years, defining emerging Memory standards like the DRAM standard. The most recent announcement declares the fifth generation of the DRAM, DDR5, is finally ready for release. The work to define DDR5 began in 2017 with the objective of delivering a standard that could move beyond the DDR4 speed limitations of 16 Gb and 3200 MT/s. The intention was to address new applications around data centers high-end servers for handling AI/ML workloads.

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Posted in DDR, Memory