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An Introduction to the CXL Device Types

Compute Express Link (CXL) is the latest specification in interconnect technology for high bandwidth devices. It provides high-speed, efficient connectivity from CPUs to other components of the high-performance computing platform.

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Posted in Interface Subsystems, Uncategorized, UVM |

 

Simplify Entertainment with HDMI 2.1 eARC

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) has been a part of our entertainment systems for nearly two decades now. Though the look of the cable has remained the same over the years, the input has undergone many improvements since its release in 2002.

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Posted in Debug, Display, DisplayPort, Uncategorized, UVM |

 

The Power Of HDMI ARC

HDMI ARC, What is it and Why You Should Care?

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Posted in Display, HDMI, Uncategorized |

 

Faster closure, simulation acceleration to emulation

It’s a longstanding cliché, but it is true that verification is a marathon. An integrated verification platform accompanied by a systematic verification methodology are the building blocks to manage the verification complexity of modern system-on-chip (SoC) designs. High performance simulation environment is the foundation however it is not enough to reach to the verification closure that requires regressing hardware in conjunction to real application scenarios and software.

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Posted in Audio, Automotive, Camera, IoT, Mobile SoC, UFS, UVM |

 

MIPI CSI-2 v3.0 is here! – The industry’s First Comprehensive Solution for 5G, Imaging, Surveillance and Automotive

Smartphones have become a one-man army by incorporating fancy features like biometric authentication, telemedicine, heartrate monitoring. With increasing market demands and requirements for higher image resolutions, MIPI CSI-2 (Camera Serial Interface) has evolved tenfold from where it first started. MIPI CSI-2 v2.0 is designed for use in smartphones, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, wearables, medical devices, augmented and virtual reality. MIPI Board recently adopted MIPI CSI-2 Specification v3.0 and approved associated CTS documents, refer https://members.mipi.org/wg/All-members/document/download/79549.

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Posted in 5G, Automotive, C-PHY, Camera, CSI, MIPI, Mobile SoC, MPHY |

 

USB4 Is Here – USB-IF Ratifies USB4 specification

USB4 is the next generation of the Universal Serial Bus and a major update to the interface in speed and functionality. USB4 has incorporated Thunderbolt 3 capabilities, which extends support of USB interface to existing PCIE, and DisplayPort over the same USB Type-C connector. USB4 doubles the maximum overall throughput from 20Gbps to 40Gbps enabling optimized HD video and data transfer simultaneously. USB4 enables many applications using USB Type-C, which already supports power delivery, USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and other alternative protocols.

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Posted in DisplayPort, SystemVerilog, Test Suites, USB |

 

What’s New in DisplayPort 2.0 – 20Gbps, 16K and much more…

The demand for higher resolution displays is exploding across the market segments from electronics like television, monitors, laptops, and smartphones to the emerging technologies like video and vision, automotive, and AR/VR. The bandwidth requirement for displays increases multi-fold with higher resolution which has been the main driver for development of the latest DisplayPort 2.0 specification by VESA.

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Posted in Automotive, Display, DisplayPort, DSC, DSI, HDCP, HDMI, MHL, Mobile SoC |

 

Latest Buzz on Next Generation Protocols – USB4, PCIe 5.0, LPDDR5, and DDR5

We recently published the VIP Newsletter for Apr 2019, containing trending topics, leading solutions, in depth technical articles, videos, webinars, and updates on next generation protocols. In case you missed the latest buzz on Verification IP, you can read it here.

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Posted in Data Center, DDR, Debug, LPDDR, Memory, Mobile SoC, PCIe, Processor Subsystems, Test Suites, Type C, USB |

 

USB4: Higher Performance and Combined Data, Display, and Power

The most awaited news of the year is officially here! USB Promoter Group has officially announced USB4 specification, which is an extensive upgrade over USB 3.2 specification. The new specification guarantees double the speed of USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, and has built in Thunderbolt™ 3 compatibility. The official specification release is expected by mid-2019.

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Posted in Automotive, Mobile SoC, Type C, USB |

 

How 8k UHD Displays for Emerging Technologies are Enabled in MIPI DSI

High resolution 8k UHD displays for emerging technologies like connected cars, IoT, and AR/VR (Augmented/Virtual Reality) require high bandwidth to support the high-resolution transmission. MIPI DSI is the widely used display interface, but the bandwidth provided by PHY layers isn’t sufficient enough to support the high-resolution displays; therefore, a compression technique like DSC (Display Stream Compression) is required. One of our recent blog discussed about DSC 1.2 in HDMI 2.1 – High Resolution Displays for Mobile, TV, PC and Automotive Enabled by DSC 1.2 in HDMI 2.1. In this blog, we will see how DSC 1.2 enables MIPI DSI to support the high-resolution displays for emerging applications.

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Posted in Automotive, Display, DSC, DSI, Uncategorized |