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PCIe 4.0: A Quick Primer on New Features

‘Big Data’, ‘IoT’, ‘Mobile’, ‘Networking’ and ‘Storage’ applications are the key drivers for next generation high-performance systems. To meet the bandwidth requirement of the emerging applications, it was required to either increase the lane width or speed. Increasing the lane width isn’t cost effective and thus increasing speed is the best viable option. PCIe 4.0 has doubled the per lane throughput to 16GT/s, compared to 8GT/s for PCIe 3.0, delivering higher performance without increasing the lane width.

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Posted in NVMe, PCIe |


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 many other improvements compared to its predecessor (LPDDR3/LPDDR2). Below is a comparison of key features between all the three generations of LPDDR.

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


PCI-SIG Conference – Did you Know?

The PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2017 took place in the Santa Clara, California convention center on June 7-8.  Today we will provide conference highlights, observations, and result of the 25-year anniversary dinner quiz.  The Synopsys team supporting the exhibition was kept very busy, running five live demos showing the latest in PCIe design and verification solutions. There was a lot of interest and queries from attendees regarding what’s new with PCIe VIP and TestSuite, and easy and effective debug using Verdi integrated protocol analyzer.

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Posted in events, PCIe |


Latest Buzz in Verification IP


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Posted in ACE, AMBA, Automotive, CAN, CCI400, CHI, Data Center, Display, DisplayPort, eMMC, Ethernet AVB, FlexRay, HDCP, Interconnects, JESD, LIN, MIPI, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, UFS |


Next Generation Memory technologies: Ready to take the verification challenges?

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Posted in Data Center, DDR, Debug, DFI, eMMC, events, Flash, HBM, HMC, LPDDR, Memory, ONFi, Storage, UFS |


PCIe Gen4 Test Suite with Spec Linking Demo

During the recent PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2016, held in Santa Clara, CA, there was a lot of interest from attendees regarding Synopsys PCIe Gen4 VIP and source code test suite.  One common question that was asked: How do we identify and maintain up to date tests that support the latest PCIe Gen4 specification?

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Posted in Data Center, NVMe, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, Test Suites, Uncategorized |


PCI SIG Update: Latest on PCIe Gen4 0.7 VIP and Test Suite

The PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2016 was held at Santa Clara in last week and it was a great success. Our PCIe experts were there and we bring you the highlights of conference.

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Posted in PCIe |


Verification Highlights from DAC 2016

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2016 was a great success and here we provide you the highlights of Synopsys’ activities at the event.

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Posted in AMBA, Audio, Automotive, Camera, CAN, Data Center, DDR, Debug, DesignWare, Display, eMMC, Ethernet, Ethernet AVB, Flash, FlexRay, HBM, HMC, Interconnects, Interface Subsystems, LIN, LPDDR, Memory, Methodology, MIPI, Mobile SoC, ONFi, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, Storage, SystemVerilog, Test Suites, UFS, Uncategorized, USB, UVM |


Synopsys Verification Continuum at DAC 2016

The Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2016, in Austin, Texas kicks off next week starting June 5th to June 9th. As the leading and longest-running annual design and verification event, DAC is the premier place to network with fellow design and verification engineers.

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Posted in Audio, Automotive, Camera, Data Center, Debug, DesignWare, Display, Ethernet, Interface Subsystems, Methodology, Mobile SoC, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, Storage, Success Stories, SystemVerilog, Test Suites, Uncategorized, UVM |


Full Utilization of 16 GT/s PCIe Gen 4 Bandwidth – 2

PCI express Gen 4 implementation is marching towards the Gen 4 0.7 release. It’s important that not only physical layer delivers the 16 GT/s rate, but also the entire protocol stack should be capable of saturating the full allocated bandwidth. To saturate the full bandwidth, following two key features are gaining traction:

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