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De-mystifying CXL: An overview

As Data Center and Artificial Intelligence applications take center stage , last few years have seen the advent of various high bandwidth interconnect technologies. Compute Express Link (CXL), is an aspiring new interconnect technology for high bandwidth devices such as accelerators with memory, high density compute cards, and GPU comprised accelerators. The specification is defined by CXL Consortium https://www.computeexpresslink.org/. Synopsys has developed a comprehensive ­­CXL verification subsystem, being already used by Early Adopters planning to release their first CXL applications. CXL verification subsystem leverages industry popular Synopsys PCI Express Verification IP. Synopsys recently introduced Industry’s first CXL IP solution. For more details refer Synopsys Delivers Industry’s First Compute Express Link (CXL) IP Solution for Breakthrough Performance in Data-Intensive SoCs.

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Posted in DesignWare, Interconnects, Mobile SoC, PCIe |

 

Ethernet Time-Sensitive Network (TSN): A Boon for Automotive Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) Applications

Autonomous cars, vehicle communication and infotainment electronic systems are prevalent in today’s automobiles and everyday life. But, what does this mean for SoCs today?

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Posted in Automotive, Data Center, Ethernet, Uncategorized |

 

Signing off PCIe 5.0 Verification with Synopsys VIP

PCI-SIG recently announced the New PCI Express® 5.0 Specification, reaching 32GT/s transfer rates while maintaining low power and backward compatibility with previous technology generations.  Aligned with this, Synopsys also announced the collaboration of  its Design and Verification Solutions with  Astera Labs to Develop Industry’s First PCIe 5.0 Retimer SoC. Emerging applications like AI, cloud, data center, and 5G have been driving the exponential increase in bandwidth requirements and PCIe has evolved to meet these increasing requirements.

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Posted in CCIX, Data Center, PCIe, Uncategorized |

 

Latest Buzz on Next Generation Protocols – USB4, PCIe 5.0, LPDDR5, and DDR5

We recently published the VIP Newsletter for Apr 2019, 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.

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Posted in Data Center, DDR, Debug, LPDDR, Memory, Mobile SoC, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, Test Suites, Type C, USB |

 

Industry’s First LPDDR5 IP & VIP Solution Extending Leadership in DDR5/LPDDR5

Synopsys recently announced the fastest, and most power efficient DDR5 and LPDDR5 IP solutions. Industry’s first LPDDR5 controller, PHY, and verification IP solution supports data rates up to 6400 Mbps with up to 40% less area than previous generations. The LPDDR5 IP provides significant area and power savings for mobile and automotive SoCs with its dual-channel memory interface option that shares common circuitry between independent channels. The DesignWare DDR5 IP, operating at up to 4800 Mbps data rates, can interface with multiple DIMMs per channel up to 80 bits wide, delivering the fastest DDR memory interface solution for artificial intelligence (AI) and data center system-on-chips (SoCs). The DDR5 and LPDDR5 controller and PHY seamlessly interoperate via the latest DFI 5.0 interface.

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Posted in Automotive, Data Center, DDR, Debug, DesignWare, DFI, HBM, LPDDR, Memory, Mobile SoC |

 

Latest In-depth Technical Articles and Videos on PCIe 5.0, AMBA 5, and CCIX

We recently published the VIP Newsletter for Q4 2018, containing trending topics, leading solutions, in depth technical articles, videos, webinars, and updates on next generation protocols. The newsletter covers content on PCIe 5.0, Arm® AMBA® 5 ACE5 and AXI5, CCIX and next generation MIPI and display protocols  and applications ranging from AI, Cloud, Display, Storage and Networking. In case you missed the latest buzz on Verification IP, you can read it here.

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Posted in ACE, AMBA, Audio, Automotive, AXI, Camera, CCIX, CHI, Data Center, Debug, DesignWare, Display, events, HDCP, HDMI, Interconnects, Interface Subsystems, MIPI, Mobile SoC, MPHY, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, Soundwire, Storage, Test Suites, Uncategorized |

 

PIPE 5.1.1 for PCIe 5.0, DP 1.4, USB 3.2, SATA, and Future Protocols

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly penetrating a wide spectrum of devices, driving the re-architecture of SoC designs, requiring more memory space and higher bandwidth to transfer and process data. This change requires higher speed interfaces and wider buses, paving the path for enhancements in latest PCIe, USB, DP, and SATA protocol specifications, as well as upgrades in PIPE (PHY Interface for the PCI Express) specification as the preferred PHY interface.

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Posted in Data Center, PCIe |

 

CCIX Over PCIe: Faster Coherent Interconnects for AI, Networking, 4G/5G, and Storage Designs

Next generation SoC designs require faster coherent interconnects for high performance applications such as machine learning, network processing, storage off-load, in-memory data base and 4G/5G wireless technology. CCIX (Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators), a new protocol standard, provides benefits of cache coherency and peer processing which enables the faster interconnect. CCIX is designed smartly to use the well-established PCIe infrastructure to carry coherency packets across the link with little modification. CCIX specification is compatible with PCIe base specification 4.0. PCIe implementation is extended to implement a CCIX transaction layer, responsible for carrying the coherency messages.

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Posted in CCIX, CHI, Data Center, Interconnects, PCIe, Storage |

 

Trending Articles on DFI 5.0 for DDR5/LPDDR5, NVMe 1.3, USB 3.2, and PCIe 5.0

We recently published the VIP Newsletter for Q3 2018, containing trending topics, leading solutions, in depth technical articles, videos, webinars, and updates on next generation protocols. The newsletter covers content on DFI 5.0 for DDR5/LPDDR5, NVMe 1.3, USB 3.2, PCIe 5.0, next generation gaming displays, MIPI CSI-2 v2.1 for Automotive and IoT, and Verdi performance analyzer and protocol debug. In case you missed the latest buzz on Verification IP, you can read it here.

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Posted in Automotive, Camera, CSI, Data Center, DDR, Debug, DFI, Display, DisplayPort, DSC, events, Flash, HDMI, LPDDR, Memory, MIPI, Mobile SoC, NVMe, PCIe, Storage, Test Suites, ToggleNAND, USB |

 

PCIe 5.0 Demos: IP and VIP for AI, Cloud, Storage, and Networking

This year’s PCI-SIG Developers Conference took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on June 5-6. Synopsys provided several demos covering the PCIe 5.0 Integrated IP Core, PHY, and Verification IP & source code Test Suites. There was a constant pool of inquisitive attendees interacting with our PCIe design and verification experts regarding the demos.

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Posted in Data Center, Debug, DesignWare, events, NVMe, PCIe, Storage |