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Arm AMBA 5 AHB5: Accelerating the Embedded and IoT World

Ever since Arm released the Arm® AMBA® 5 AHB5 protocol specifications, questions have arisen among users in the design and verification community—”Why AHB5?”, “What is new in AHB5?” etc. This post initiates a short series of blogs in which we will address these questions and introduce the new features of AMBA 5 AHB5. Why AMBA […]

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Is Your Design PCIe Gen5 Ready? Verify with Synopsys VIP and Testsuite

In June 2017, PCI-SIG announced the new PCI Express 5.0 specification, at the PCI-SIG DevCon. The new version of the specification doubled bit rate to 32GT/s per lane providing about 128GB/s bandwidth for a x16 Link (16 lanes). The chart below provides a comparison of bit-rate and bandwidth for the different PCIe Generations. The PCIe […]

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MIPI Solutions for Automotive, IoT and Mixed Reality

This year, MIPI DevCon was held in Bangalore, India and Hsinchu City, Taiwan in October. Synopsys MIPI protocol experts hosted several demos at each conference showcasing implementation experiences, use cases and application examples within mobile, automotive, IoT and mixed reality applications. Synopsys VIP experts demonstrated the compression and decompression of an image using MIPI DSI-DSC […]

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Posted in Audio, Automotive, C-PHY, Camera, CSI, D-PHY, I2S, I3C, Interface Subsystems, MIPI, Mobile SoC, MPHY, SilmBus, Soundwire, Unipro | Comments Off on MIPI Solutions for Automotive, IoT and Mixed Reality

 

Higher Mobile Storage Performance at Lower System Cost

Higher storage performance at a lower cost can create a bottleneck in the design of storage devices.  In order to achieve higher performance, devices must use on chip DRAM, which adds to the overall cost. This is where Unified Memory Extension (UME), a JEDEC specification, comes into the picture. It is defined as extension to […]

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Posted in Automotive, eMMC, Flash, Memory, MIPI, Mobile SoC, ONFi, SPI, Storage, UFS, Uncategorized, Unipro | Comments Off on Higher Mobile Storage Performance at Lower System Cost

 

Verification Automation Solutions for Arm AMBA Coherent Interconnects

Arm TechCon 2017 took place at Santa Clara on 24-26th Oct, 2017. This year, Synopsys’ Arm® AMBA® protocol experts were on hand to demonstrate our verification automation solutions for Arm AMBA Coherent Interconnects. Synopsys Auto SoC Testbench generation solution enables easy and quick integration and configuration of hundreds of coherent and non-coherent AMBA ports and […]

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Posted in ACE, AMBA, Automotive, CCI400, CHI, Data Center, Interconects, Methodology, Mobile SoC, NOC, Processor Subsystems, SystemVerilog, Test Suites, UVM | Comments Off on Verification Automation Solutions for Arm AMBA Coherent Interconnects

 

MIPI CSI-2 v2.0: Emerging Applications in IoT, Drones and Automotive

MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) is widely used as a camera interface in the mobile industry. MIPI Alliance is constantly working towards providing a solution to cater the increasing demand for higher-bandwidth and high-definition video like 1080p, 4K, and 8K. The MIPI Working Group released CSI-2 v2.0 to target emerging imaging and vision applications. It […]

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First USB 3.2 VIP and TestSuite: Enhances the Verification Solution for USB IP, SoC and Type-C Subsystems

USB has literally become universal and present in every device ranging from smart phones and personal computers, IoT and wearables, storage and networking, consumer electronics and gaming consoles, automotive and many other emerging verticals. The success of USB can be attributed to innovation with each new generation—the capability to transfer data as well as supply […]

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USB Type-C Alternate Mode: The One for All

In our previous blog, “Ever Wonder How USB Type-C Works”, one of the paramount features we discussed was the Type-C connector being used with third party peripherals in-addition to USB. The mode in which the Type-C cable assembly facilitates operation of “Alternate” protocols is called Alternate Mode. USB Type-C Alternate Mode specification allows MHL, DisplayPort, […]

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LPDDR4: What Makes It Faster and Reduces Power Consumption

DRAM memories are the ‘heart’ of any computational device, e.g. smart phones, laptops, servers etc. LPDDR4 was mainly designed to increase memory speed and efficiency for mobile computing devices such as smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin notebooks.  It supports speeds up to 4267Mbps (double the speed of LPDDR3) and 1.1 V input/output buffer power, along with […]

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Flavors of SPI: Emerging Protocol in Automotive

SPI interface is emerging as a popular choice in automotive applications ranging from sensors, display console, navigation systems, booting through SPI Flash and many more. SPI low pin count and configurable clock rate facilitate the requirements of the emerging automotive applications. Synchronous Serial Peripheral bus (SPI) allows synchronous serial communication between a controller and peripheral […]

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