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

Advancement in Memory technologies and the demand for faster and higher density configuration leaves verification engineers in a limbo. The Memory world is debating the next wave of memory protocols and technologies such as Next Generation DDR, HBM, and NVDIMM: DDR: Wishfully the next generation DDR specifications will bring many benefits to computers. With faster and […]

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Debug of AMBA AXI Outstanding Transactions

Verifying today’s complex designs is time consuming, as simulations run for long time and millions of transaction are executed. Traditional approach of debug is to dump all the information of millions of packets in a log file, however it would always be challenging to filter out specific transactions from the huge log file. For example, […]

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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. Synopsys hosted the annual “SoC Leaders Verify with Synopsys” Verification luncheon.  The luncheon featured industry experts and executives from Cavium, NXP, Qualcomm and Samsung, and drove our main messages of collaboration, with […]

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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. Synopsys will feature its annual Verification Luncheon and Customer Panel that discusses the […]

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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 | Comments Off on Synopsys Verification Continuum at DAC 2016

 

Simplifying Debug of Memory Models

Synopsys VC VIP provides Verdi Protocol Analyzer, a protocol and memory aware debug environment . In my previous blog Debugging Memory Protocols with the Verdi Protocol Analyzer, I discussed the value add for using the Verdi Protocol Analyzer to debug memory protocols easily and efficiently. Also, I described how easy it is to look at a specific command […]

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NVMe VIP: Verification Features

I ended my last blog post with a more-or-less complete NVMe VIP test-case example, trying to show everything from basic setup to doing an NVM Write followed by a Read. We are going to change gears a bit here, moving from the NVMe commands to some of the VIP features that are available to assist […]

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Debugging Memory Protocols with the Verdi Protocol Analyzer

Debug continues to be one of the biggest hurdles faced by design and verification engineers. While designing a system that requires close interactions with memories, engineers often rely on print statements or waveform viewers to decipher signal behaviors over time, and/or their relationship relative to other signals over time. While this kind of ad-hoc debugging […]

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MIPI I3C VIP Accelerates Scalable Sensor Interfaces on Mobile Devices

As sensors continue to get smaller, more powerful and cheaper, smartphones and other mobile devices incorporate over ten sensors to create self-aware devices. For instance, most recent models of Apple and Samsung handheld devices use several sensors to perform some of their coolest interface tricks: proximity sensor, accelerometer (motion sensor), ambient light sensor, moisture sensor, […]

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ARM TechCon: Optimize SoC Performance with Synopsys Verification IP and Verdi Unified Debug

Companies developing complex ARM-based SoC designs have to constantly keep up with evolving interface standards and proliferating protocols a recurring problem that is resource-intensive and time-consuming. Orchestrating these multiple protocols is critical to extracting maximum SoC performance a key competitive differentiator. Achieving high performance while ensuring correct protocol behavior is best addressed by a combination […]

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PCIe Gen4 – VIP/IP Solution with Protocol-Aware Debug and Source Code Test Suites

Today’s PCIe verification engineers have to trade-off between verification completeness and demanding time to market, and the new Gen4 specification makes it more challenging.  This video highlights Synopsys’ complete PCIe Gen4 solution that includes implementation IP (Controller/PHY), Verification IP, protocol-aware debug and source code test suites to accelerate verification closure. Here’s where you can learn […]

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