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Rapid Adoption of Synopsys VIP for ARM AMBA 5 CHI

There was a time when coherent multi-processor systems were a niche technology with complex proprietary architectures. With ever increasing demand for performance, coherent systems with multiple processors and coherent accelerators are now being adopted rapidly across applications and market segments ranging from infrastructure networking and servers to storage and automotive. ARM® AMBA® 5 CHI provides […]

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Latest Buzz in Verification IP

    We recently released the Q2 VIP newsletter containing trending topics, leading solutions, in depth technical articles, videos, webinars and product announcements from VIP and protocol experts. In case you missed the latest buzz on Verification IP, you can read it here.                         […]

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Jumping the Barrier of Verifying AMBA ACE Barrier Transactions

The ordering of memory transactions in AMBA protocol is a significant requirement, i.e. the sequence of memory updates/accesses must follow a defined ordering as per the specification. Ordering is important for synchronization events by a processor with respect to retiring load/store instructions. AMBA ACE barrier transactions are used for maintaining the memory ordering across a […]

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Next Generation Memory technologies: Ready to take the verification challenges?

Advancement in Memory technologies and the demand for faster and higher density configuration leaves verification engineers in a limbo. The Memory world is debating the next wave of memory protocols and technologies such as Next Generation DDR, HBM, and NVDIMM: DDR: Wishfully the next generation DDR specifications will bring many benefits to computers. With faster and […]

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eMMC: An Optimal Flash Memory

The two fundamental requirements of every mobile device is speed and power, with the biggest challenge being that both are inversely proportional to each other. One simply cannot have both, because with higher speed comes higher power consumption. With the ever increasing demand for higher resolution graphics and media to enrich the user experience, there […]

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DDR-PHY Interoperability Using DFI

The DDR PHY Interface (DFI) is used in several consumer electronics devices including smart phones. DFI is an interface protocol that defines signals, timing, and programmable parameters required to transfer control information and data to and from the DRAM devices, and between MC (Micro Controller) and PHY. DFI is applicable to all DRAM protocols including […]

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UFS – Faster and Secured Flash Storage

In today’s connected world of smart devices, we want to access our data faster and at the same time we want it to be secured and protected from intruders. Flash memories are not only faster but secured and reliable also in its avatar as UFS – Universal Flash Storage. This blog provides an insight into […]

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AMBA AXI Exclusive Access De-mystified

AMBA AXI exclusive access may look simple at first glance, but as we delve deeper into it, we find the different flavors of exclusive access. The possibility of these different scenarios and combinations poses a tough challenge in verifying the critical feature in AMBA-based designs. This blog primarily focusses on exclusive access in AMBA AXI3, […]

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PCIe Gen4 Test Suite with Spec Linking Demo

During the recent PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2016, held in Santa Clara, CA, there was a lot of interest from attendees regarding Synopsys PCIe Gen4 VIP and source code test suite.  One common question that was asked: How do we identify and maintain up to date tests that support the latest PCIe Gen4 specification? Demonstration: The […]

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Racing Ahead with ONFI 1 to 4: 50 to 800MBps

Flash memory first came into home with external storage devices (e.g. USB memory devices) at very modest capacities of few MB and have reached to hundreds of GB. Now it has become ubiquitous with applications across myriad of devices ranging from smart phones, to IoT, wearable and consumer electronics. With the explosion in applications, many […]

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