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The Future of Gaming Displays

The HDMI forum officially released HDMI 2.1 in November, 2017. Gamers around the world saw a new ray of hope in the new features announced in the latest specification – “Enhanced refresh rate features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video” (Ref: HDMI Forum releases v2.1 […]

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Accelerate Debug Productivity of Complex Serial Protocols

Debugging the complex serial protocols is the biggest challenge verification engineers face. It’s one of the most time and effort consuming activity affecting the schedule of every project. Traditional debug methodologies use a combination of loosely connected waveforms, log files, messages, and documentation, which are insufficient for productive debugging. Debugging SoC and block level issues […]

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High Capacity and High Performance Flash Memory

High speed memory interface is a critical component to support high speed data in applications like personal computers, mobile phones, and digital cameras.  These applications require a high capacity and high performance NAND flash memory, and Toggle2NAND is one of the most suitable NAND interfaces. Toggle2NAND makes use of Double Data Rate (DDR) without a […]

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10K Resolution at 120Hz Display: A Reality Today with DSC 1.2 in HDMI 2.1

With the arrival of HDMI 2.1 comes an array of remarkable features including the capability to support up to 10K resolutions at 120Hz. Such high resolutions are supported for a wider range of display applications such as externally connected displays (i.e. PC monitors and televisions), embedded display interfaces within mobile systems, and automotive infotainment systems. […]

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Saving Power in Displays for Mobile and Consumer Electronics Applications

Higher performance at lower power is the most critical requirement of SoC designs, specifically those targeted towards mobile and consumer electronics applications. VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association), the technical standards organization for computer display standards, came up with a new power saving feature called PSR (Panel Self Refresh) in eDP 1.3. It is also available […]

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MIPI M-PHY 4.1 – Preventing Data Loss in High Speed Mobility Devices

In today’s world of smartphones and tablets, high speed data at low power consumption is becoming increasingly important. MIPI M-PHY supports multiple applications with high data bandwidth and low power consumption which makes it a popular specification for mobile devices. Applications like JEDEC UFS 3.0 and MIPI UniPro 1.8 now support MIPI M-PHY 4.1 which […]

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HDMI 2.1: How it Became the Most Popular Display Interface

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a proprietary audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a display controller, to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for analog video standards, represented using […]

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High Speed Memory in Smart Phones: MIPI UniPro v1.8 for JEDEC UFS v3.0

Flash storage is one of the most important component of a smart phone, and with every new version comes higher memory capacity and performance. The most rapidly adopted flash memory technology in recent years is Universal Flash Storage (UFS), with UFS v2.1 providing a maximum data rate of ~11Gbps. JEDEC has come up with the […]

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Overcoming USB Type-C Verification Challenges

In mid-2014, the USB Type-C standard was announced, which provided a thinner, reversible connector and ever evolving ecosystem of new platforms like MHL, DisplayPort, HDMI, and Thunderbolt over Type-C. USB Type-C is quickly being integrated into most high end and newly-released mid-range smart phones offering the reversible Type-C connector. It is also becoming the connector […]

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Beyond Mobility, MIPI CSI-2 v2.1 now in Automotive, Drones and IoT

One could argue that camera has been the most fascinating feature of smart phones in recent years. The latest camera phones are capable of not only capturing minute details with multi-mega pixels, but also sensing the presence of various objects. MIPI CSI-2 (Camera Serial Interface) is a high-bandwidth interface between a camera and a host […]

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