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Synopsys TileLink Interconnect Verification IP for RISC-V SoCs

What is RISC-V?

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Posted in Interface Subsystems, Processor Subsystems, Uncategorized

 

Addressing the Verification Challenges of Panel Self Refresh in eDP

What is eDP (Embedded Display Port)?

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Posted in Display, DisplayPort

 

Achieve Functional Safety for Automotive and Digital Ecosystems using MIPI CSE

Today, the automotive industry is experiencing an advanced evolution which demands need for an ever-increasing bit-depths, frame rates, camera and display resolutions, and most significantly functional safety. To address these challenges and to support future architectures, the MIPI Alliance developed MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS)  which is an end-to-end framework for connecting sensors, cameras, displays and many other industry standardized protocols with functional safety and security. In this blog we will review the features and nuances of MIPI CSE™ (Camera Service Extension) one of the key components in the MASS connectivity framework, and explain how Synopsys Verification IP (VIP) for MIPI solutions provide a comprehensive set of methodology, verification and productivity features to support these protocols.

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Posted in Automotive, Camera, CSI, IoT, MIPI

 

Reviewing the Latest Arm AMBA ACE5-Lite Protocol Specification Updates

In this blog we will review the newest features released as part of the Arm® AMBA® ACE5-Lite protocol, said to improve throughput and meet the low power demands of ever evolving complex multicore SoCs including cache coherency.

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Posted in ACE, AMBA, Arm, CHI

 

Get up to Speed with the Latest Arm AMBA AXI5 Features

The Arm® AMBA® 5 AXI protocol specification supports high-performance, high-frequency system designs for communication between manager and subordinate components. AMBA AXI5 protocols extend prior specification generations and add several important performance and scalability features which closely align these protocols to Arm AMBA CHI. Let’s look at some of the features of the AXI5 protocol in detail.

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Posted in AMBA, Arm, AXI

 

Synopsys Introduces the Industry’s First Verification IP for Arm AMBA 5 CHI-F

Arm recently announced the availability of the next iteration of the Arm® AMBA® 5 CHI protocol – CHI Issue F (CHI-F). AMBA 5 CHI-F is built on top of the existing AMBA CHI Issue E (CHI-E) specification (read our blog on AMBA CHI-E here), and introduces several exciting features related to the latest Arm architecture and optimized transaction flows.

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Posted in AMBA, Arm, CHI, Data Center, Interconnects, Protocol Continuum, Test Suites

 

Utilize Advanced RPMB for Faster and More Secure UFS 4.0 Authentication

In a 5G world, fast and secure connectivity is important. The JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) version 4.0 helps to ensure this is possible in our everyday devices. As an added security element, a Replay Protected Memory Block (RPMB) is included in UFS devices as a means to store encrypted data securely, only accessible by authentication.

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Posted in Memory, MIPI, UFS

 

Say Goodbye to blank screens with HDMI’s Quick Media Switching

 

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Posted in AI, Data Center, Display, HDMI, Uncategorized

 

Attention Gamers! HDMI 2.1a Introduces Source Based Tone Mapping (SBTM)

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the most popular medium for transporting both audio and video information between two digital devices. In the past two decades, HDMI technology has evolved from HDMI 1.0 to HDMI 2.0. In 2017 HDMI 2.1 introduced enhanced gaming and media features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) to eliminate lag, stutter, and tearing, adding smoothness to the gaming and video experience. Recently the HDMI Forum has announced a new version, HDMI2.1a, that brings a standout gamer-friendly feature, Source-Based Tone Mapping (SBTM).

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Posted in Display, HDMI, Protocol Continuum

 

Addressing Heterogenous Verification and Validation Requirements for Compute Express Link (CXL) Designs Using Synopsys Protocol Continuum

Data is the new fuel powering critical use-cases for cloud /edge computing, and advances in AI. All aspects of data handling – gathering, storing, moving, processing, and dispersing – pose unique design implementation and verification challenges. The need for heterogenous computing has given exponential rise to application specific accelerators, pushing the industry to come up with a solution for efficient data handling and resource utilization. CXL is a processor interconnect protocol designed to support high bandwidth, low-latency interface from CPU to workload accelerators, maintaining memory coherency across heterogeneous devices, while addressing security needs of the user.

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Posted in CXL, Data Center, Interconnects, PCIe, Protocol Continuum