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10K Resolution at 120Hz Display: A Reality Today with DSC 1.2 in HDMI 2.1

With the arrival of HDMI 2.1 comes an array of remarkable features including the capability to support up to 10K resolutions at 120Hz. Such high resolutions are supported for a wider range of display applications such as externally connected displays (i.e. PC monitors and televisions), embedded display interfaces within mobile systems, and automotive infotainment systems. […]

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Saving Power in Displays for Mobile and Consumer Electronics Applications

Higher performance at lower power is the most critical requirement of SoC designs, specifically those targeted towards mobile and consumer electronics applications. VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association), the technical standards organization for computer display standards, came up with a new power saving feature called PSR (Panel Self Refresh) in eDP 1.3. It is also available […]

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High Speed Memory in Smart Phones: MIPI UniPro v1.8 for JEDEC UFS v3.0

Flash storage is one of the most important component of a smart phone, and with every new version comes higher memory capacity and performance. The most rapidly adopted flash memory technology in recent years is Universal Flash Storage (UFS), with UFS v2.1 providing a maximum data rate of ~11Gbps. JEDEC has come up with the […]

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Posted in Automotive, eMMC, Flash, Memory, MIPI, Mobile SoC, ONFi, UFS | No Comments »

 

Overcoming USB Type-C Verification Challenges

In mid-2014, the USB Type-C standard was announced, which provided a thinner, reversible connector and ever evolving ecosystem of new platforms like MHL, DisplayPort, HDMI, and Thunderbolt over Type-C. USB Type-C is quickly being integrated into most high end and newly-released mid-range smart phones offering the reversible Type-C connector. It is also becoming the connector […]

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Beyond Mobility, MIPI CSI-2 v2.1 now in Automotive, Drones and IoT

One could argue that camera has been the most fascinating feature of smart phones in recent years. The latest camera phones are capable of not only capturing minute details with multi-mega pixels, but also sensing the presence of various objects. MIPI CSI-2 (Camera Serial Interface) is a high-bandwidth interface between a camera and a host […]

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LPDDR5: Enhancements in Bandwidth, Reliability, and Power for IoT, AI, and Image Processing

New applications like Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous cars, Augmented reality, Embedded vision are driving stricter requirements around memory performance and power efficiency.  Memory is central to these systems, that require high bandwidth and speed along with lower power and lower cost. With these emerging market needs, the memory industry started to move from planar […]

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Bye Bye Bottlenecks – Automated SoC Performance Verification is Here!

SoC performance is a key competitive advantage in the marketplace, and the choice and configuration of protocol IP and interconnects is geared towards maximizing said performance. A case in point is the use of HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) technology and memory controllers. Currently in its third generation, HBM boasts of high-performance while using lesser power […]

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Latest Buzz on Next Generation Protocols

We recently published the VIP Newsletter for Jan 2018, containing trending topics, leading solutions, in depth technical articles, videos, webinars, and updates on next generation protocols. In case you missed the latest buzz on Verification IP, you can read it here.                     The Q1 2018 edition […]

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Posted in ACE, AMBA, Automotive, AXI, C-PHY, Camera, CHI, CSI, D-PHY, Data Center, DDR, Debug, Flash, Interconnects, LPDDR, Memory, Methodology, MIPI, Mobile SoC, NVMe, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, SPI, Storage, SystemVerilog, Test Suites, Type C, Uncategorized, UVM | Comments Off on Latest Buzz on Next Generation Protocols

 

Backbone of Automotive Safety Systems

Safety features have always been important in the automotive industry; it has certainly become the most critical requirement for autonomous vehicles. Have you ever wondered what technology makes it possible for multiple sensors located at front, rear sections and inside the doors to work in a coordinated manner for early crash detection and operate the […]

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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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