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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 of transaction-based, protocol-aware verification and debug environments. Synopsys VIP coupled with the Verdi unified debug platform spans verification planning, simulation debug, coverage, HW-SW debug and emulation debug, and helps tackle this challenge end-to-end.

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Posted in AMBA, CHI, Debug, Methodology |

 

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.

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Posted in Debug, Methodology, PCIe, SystemVerilog, Test Suites, UVM |

 

Synopsys NVMe VIP Architecture: The Host Protocol Layers

Our previous post on NVMe was an overview of the NVMe protocol. We will now start looking closer at the VIP-proper, looking initially at the NVMe Host Protocol layers. This will provide an introductory overview of sending commands to the NVMe Controller.

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Posted in Methodology, NVMe, PCIe, UVM |

 

MIPI UniPro: Major Differentiating Features, Benefits and Verification Challenges

MIPI UniPro is a recent addition to mobile chip-to-chip interconnect technology. It’s got many useful features to meet the requirements of mobile applications. That’s perhaps why Google’s Project Ara has selected MIPI UniPro and MIPI M-PHY as its backbone interconnects.

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Posted in Methodology, MIPI, Mobile SoC, MPHY, Unipro |

 

Get Ready for IoT with Synopsys PCIe VC Verification IP Workshop

Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting billions of intelligent “things” to our fingertips. The ability to sense countless amounts of information that communicates to the cloud is driving innovation into IoT applications. Servers powering the cloud will have to scale to handle these billions of intelligent things. As a preparation to that PCIe Gen 4 has been introduced. It is capable of supporting 16 T transfers/s. Current primary market driver for the PCIe Gen4 application seems to be server storage space.

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Posted in Debug, Methodology, MIPI, MPHY, PCIe, SystemVerilog |

 

Protocol Debug for Complex SoCs

Here, Bernie DeLay, group director for Verification IP R&D at Synopsys, talks to Ed Sperling of Semiconductor Engineering about the challenges of debugging protocols in complex SoCs.

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Posted in AMBA, DDR, Debug, Methodology, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, Storage, USB |

 

MIPI UniPro for PCIe Veterans

The MIPI Unified Protocol (UniPro) specification defines a layered protocol for interconnecting devices and components within mobile device systems. It is applicable to a wide range of component types including application processors, co-processors, and modems. MIPI UniPro powers the JEDEC UFS, MIPI DSI2 and MIPI CSI3 applications. As of now, MIPI UniPro has been adopted the most in the mobile storage segment through JEDEC UFS. Adoption of MIPI UniPro  and MIPI M-PHY provides lower power and higher performance solutions.

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Posted in Data Center, Interface Subsystems, Methodology, MIPI, Mobile SoC, MPHY, PCIe, Unipro |

 

Webinar: Accelerating Verification Closure with PCIe Gen4 VIP

In a recent post, Paul Graykowski introduced Synopsys VIP for PCIe Gen4.

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Posted in Data Center, Debug, Methodology, PCIe |

 

Introducing Synopsys VIP for PCIe Gen4

Here, Paul Graykowski, Corporate Applications Engineer at Synopsys, describes what our Verification IP for PCIe Gen4 can do for you.

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Posted in Data Center, Debug, Methodology, PCIe, SystemVerilog, UVM |

 

Increase Productivity with Synopsys Memory VIP

In this video, you will learn how to increase productivity with Synopsys Memory VIP.

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Posted in DDR, Debug, DFI, eMMC, Flash, HBM, HMC, LPDDR, Memory, Methodology, ONFi, UFS, UVM |