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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 |

 

Optimizing HBM2E Runtime Performance

Performance continues to be key factor for the design of any complex system-on-chip (SoC). Moreover, complexity is increasing every day, which poses a challenge for engineers to track performance of the design, yet they are tasked to continuously increase chip performance. When it comes to run time performance engineers not only develop the functionality but also can check performance of the design which is getting impacted from the new module. In traditional approach functionality development and performance analysis are sequential task and executed one after the other.

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Posted in Debug, HBM, UVM |

 

Run Faster, Welcome 800G and Terabit Speeds with Ethernet 802.3ck

IP traffic has been growing at a rate many could not have imagined. Driven by expanding Internet users and devices that yield faster wireless and fixed broadband access, the expeditious ethernet data rate has now reached to 400G. From 1Gbps in 1997, to 10Gbps in 2004, 100 Gbps in 2010, it took a while for the next set up to 400 Gbps.

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Posted in Ethernet, FlexE, Uncategorized |

 

Demystifying PCIe PIPE 5.1 SerDes Architecture

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly penetrating a wide spectrum of devices, driving the re-architecture of SoC designs and 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 the latest PCIe 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 PCIe, Uncategorized |

 

Managing NVMe Verification Complexity

From inception, NVMe was designed to support multiple hosts accessing shared media. Early implementation included PCIe in-the-box devices such as Endpoint(EP), Root complex(RC) and Root complex integrated endpoint(RCiEP); over time, Cloud and Storage infrastructure created a need for remote storage.

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Posted in NVMe, PCIe, Storage |

 

PCIe 5.0 Equalization Modes: Reducing Link Bring-Up Time

Billions of internet-connected devices and data-intensive real-time applications are expected to appear on the market in the near future and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) speeds, common in data centers today, will just not be fast enough to handle the bandwidth. Therefore, we’re already anticipating the need for data center operators to migrate their networks from 100 GE to 400 GE, creating demand for faster memory and faster serial bus communications.

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Posted in PCIe |

 

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 |