Verification consumes most of the compute resources in a typical data center for a semiconductor design company. Simulation comprises one of the largest, if not the largest, workloads in this mix. To maximize the likelihood of first silicon success, development teams often increase the volume of simulation jobs they run in preparation for tape-out. However, this effort is often limited by the compute resources that customers can bring to bear on the task.
SoC designs are growing more complex, not just by the sheer number of transistors that can be packed into one design, but the emergence of different interconnect methods you must use to connect chip internals and to connect to the outside world. Becoming an expert on each of the interconnect protocols is not going to shorten the verification schedules, reduce design productivity and expose design bugs that might only be found when used by the end consumer.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.