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MIPI DevCon 2016: SoundWire VIP

MIPI DevCon 2016 was successfully held at Mountain View, California on 14-15th Sep, 2016. Synopsys MIPI protocol experts were there demonstrating our MIPI design and verification solutions for wide spectrum of markets ranging from IoT, to mobile, automotive, and consumer. During the conference Synopsys had several presentations.  One of the papers presented by Synopsys was […]

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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

 

MIPI SoundWire: Higher Bandwidth Through Bulk Register Access

MIPI SoundWire provides an optional mechanism for transporting register operations at higher bandwidth than mandatory command mechanism.  Bulk Register Access (BRA) protocol is a particular format of data transport to achieve the higher bandwidth.  While normal commands can only be driven at the rate of one command per frame, Bulk Register Access provides the option […]

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MIPI Soundwire Test Suite

Here, we describe how easy it is to integrate and validate a SoundWire design using Synopsys SoundWire VIP Test Suite. Often Verification IP and design integration require in-depth understanding of the protocol and methodology. This requires significant investment of time in building the expertise in-house. To accelerate the process, Synopsys’ Soundwire VIP solution is written in 100% […]

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Verifying MIPI interfaces in SoCs

It is estimated that every smartphone now uses some aspect of the MIPI standards. Last year, one billion phones, and about 6 to 7 billion phone ICs, included a MIPI interface of some sort. MIPI interfaces, especially for cameras and displays, have spread beyond the mobile world into other markets, such as automotive, industrial, medical, […]

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Benefits of MIPI Soundwire

In MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified, we mentioned that digital audio formats, including Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM), are target applications for MIPI Soundwire. Later, we discussed Digital Audio Streams and Channels. Here, we will talk about the merits MIPI Soundwire protocol has over other available digital audio interfaces. For more information on MIPI Soundwire, you can download our whitepaper Major […]

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MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Streams and Channels

In MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified, we mentioned that digital audio formats including Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) are target applications for MIPI Soundwire. Here we will discuss Digital Audio Streams and Channels. For more information on MIPI Soundwire, you can download our whitepaper. The figure below illustrates how Digital Audio is transferred between […]

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MIPI Soundwire: Pulse Density Modulation (PDM)

In MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified, we mentioned that digital audio formats including Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) are target applications for MIPI Soundwire. In the last blog post on Soundwire, we discussed Pulse Code Modulation. For more information on MIPI Soundwire, you can download our whitepaper. In this blog post, we will discuss […]

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MIPI Soundwire: Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)

In MIPI Soundwire: Digital Audio Simplified, we mentioned that digital audio formats including Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) and Pulse Density Modulation (PDM) are target applications for MIPI Soundwire. For more information on MIPI Soundwire, you can download our whitepaper. In this blog post, we will discuss PCM. PULSE CODE MODULATION Most current digital audio systems (computers, compact […]

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