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The wait is over – JEDEC Announces JESD79-5, DDR5 SDRAM VIP for High Performance Computing

JEDEC recently announced the ratification of JESD79-5 DDR5 SDRAM to support the standardization of next-generation memory devices, catering to demand from rapid expansion in high performance computing and data center applications. This new standard promises to deliver 2X memory bandwidth, 4X larger density dies, and much improved power efficiency (1.1V Vdd). The DDR5 DIMM will operate in dual-channel mode all on its own, with two 40-bit fully independent sub-channels on the same module.

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Posted in DDR, Memory

 

A New Generation of LPDDR

Ever-increasing expectations for mobile device performance have been driving the need for versatile mobile memory solutions. JEDEC has recently announced the publication of JESD209-5A which is equipped to match the latest bandwidth, power, performance, and reliability trends. The JESD209-5A standard offers several feature enhancements in addition to the existing LPDDR5 standard, including support for Partial Array Refresh Control (PARC), Refresh Management, Enhanced Write Clock (WCK) Always On Mode, Optimized Refresh, etc. This blog will briefly discuss the new features introduced in the updated LPDDR5 standard which has helped to significantly reduce power consumption and improved in data integrity.

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Posted in LPDDR

 

Industry’s First VIP for Arm AMBA CXS Enables Early Adopter Success

Synopsys offers a broad set of verification solutions for next generation Arm® AMBA® protocols, now including AMBA CXS. Synopsys also has verification automation solutions for Arm based protocols including VC AutoTestbench for testbench generation and VC AutoPerformance for performance verification.

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Posted in AMBA, Arm, CXS, Uncategorized, UVM

 

DDR5 – Off and Running

The Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) has been developing and maintaining DRAM standards for years, defining emerging Memory standards like the DRAM standard. The most recent announcement declares the fifth generation of the DRAM, DDR5, is finally ready for release. The work to define DDR5 began in 2017 with the objective of delivering a standard that could move beyond the DDR4 speed limitations of 16 Gb and 3200 MT/s. The intention was to address new applications around data centers high-end servers for handling AI/ML workloads.

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Posted in DDR, Memory

 

Deciphering the New TileLink Standard

Increasing complexities of processor architectures with limited overall performance scale-up have created a demand for a domain specific architecture to ensure extensive performance scaling. – this is when RISC-V began to gain momentum. RISC-V is gathering widespread attention throughout sectors like datacenter accelerators, mobile & wireless, IoT, etc. for its extensibility. Many industry leaders are beginning to adopt RISC-V for its open source availability that reduces time-to-market and cost effectiveness while at the same time scaling up the overall performance and leaving room for innovation and automation.

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Posted in Mobile SoC, Processor Subsystems, Uncategorized

 

Industry’s First Verification IP for Arm AMBA5 CHI-D Enables Early Adopter Success

Synopsys offers a broad set of verification solutions for next generation Arm® AMBA® protocols, including AMBA5 CHI Issue D(CHI-D), and verification automation solutions including VC AutoTestbench for Testbench Generation and VC Autoperformance for Performance Verification of ARM based protocols, which designers have widely adopted and achieved numerous tape-out successes. We continue the rapid expansion of Synopsys’ verification solutions for AMBA protocols and strengthen our leadership with our latest offering of VIP for AMBA ACE5 and AXI5, which are already in use by early adopters of the new specifications. Synopsys VIP for the AMBA5 CHI Issue D (CHI-D) specification enabled early customers and partners to extend the standard architecture for their next-generation coherent designs with new enhancements for increased performance. Let’s dive down to understand more about the new features and latency optimization techniques available in AMBA5 CHI Issue D.

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Posted in ACE, AMBA

 

Arm TechCon 2019 – Recap

Arm TechCon was successfully held at San Jose Convention Center on 8-10th October, 2019. Synopsys protocol experts were there demonstrating our verification solutions for attendees from a wide spectrum of markets like IoT, mobile, automotive, and consumer.

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Posted in AMBA, Interconnects, Mobile SoC, Processor Subsystems, Uncategorized

 

Come sprint with the champs at JEDEC DDR5, LPDDR5 & NVDIMM-P Workshops & Trainings

We are excited to attend the upcoming JEDEC workshops and tutorial in Santa Clara, October 7th – 10th. The workshops will provide an introduction and in-depth technical review of the DDR5, LPDDR5 and NVDIMM-P standards as well as present the latest reliability and optimization features.

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Posted in LPDDR, Memory, Uncategorized

 

How to Reduce Memory Model Debug Time

Looking for ways to reduce debug cycles to quickly root cause the issues in your Memory Controller/PHY and Subsystem Verification Project?

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Posted in Debug, Memory, Uncategorized

 

Coverage Models – Filling in the Holes for Memory VIP

Looking for a way to reduce effort defining and tracking functional verification goals in your Memory Controller/PHY and Subsystem Verification Project?

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Posted in Memory, SystemVerilog