VIP Central

Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category


Higher Mobile Storage Performance at Lower System Cost

Higher storage performance at a lower cost can create a bottleneck in the design of storage devices.  In order to achieve higher performance, devices must use on chip DRAM, which adds to the overall cost. This is where Unified Memory Extension (UME), a JEDEC specification, comes into the picture. It is defined as extension to […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Automotive, eMMC, Flash, Memory, MIPI, Mobile SoC, ONFi, SPI, Storage, UFS, Uncategorized, Unipro | No Comments »


First USB 3.2 VIP and TestSuite: Enhances the Verification Solution for USB IP, SoC and Type-C Subsystems

USB has literally become universal and present in every device ranging from smart phones and personal computers, IoT and wearables, storage and networking, consumer electronics and gaming consoles, automotive and many other emerging verticals. The success of USB can be attributed to innovation with each new generation—the capability to transfer data as well as supply […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Automotive, Data Center, Display, Flash, Mobile SoC, Storage, Type C, Uncategorized | No Comments »


HDMI 2.1: Channeling the GenX Audio Video Experience

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), an audio video interface, has been around for quite some time connecting our TVs, computers, video game consoles, Blu-ray players, cable boxes, etc., to deliver top-quality audio video experience. The arrival of HDMI 2.1 was announced with the promise to deliver faster frame rates, better resolution, greater bandwidth, and a […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Display, HDCP, HDMI, Uncategorized | Comments Off on HDMI 2.1: Channeling the GenX Audio Video Experience


Jumping the Barrier of Verifying Arm AMBA ACE Protocol Barrier Transactions

The ordering of memory transactions in Arm® 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 […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in ACE, AMBA, CCI400, CHI, Interconects, Test Suites, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Jumping the Barrier of Verifying Arm AMBA ACE Protocol Barrier Transactions


Keeping Up-to-Date on Verification IP

    Synopsys next generation Verification IP (VIP) provides verification engineers access to the industry’s latest protocols, interfaces and memories required to verify their SoC designs. Synopsys VIP has a proven record of 20+ years of successful VIP deployments. Continuing our endeavor to keep engineers up-to-date with latest happenings in Verification IP and Test Suites, […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Keeping Up-to-Date on Verification IP


MIPI I3C: A unified sensor interface

Sensors are everywhere surrounding us at home, office, cars, industry and everything else we are using today. It all started with the thermostat and first motion sensor used for an alarm system invented somewhere in 1950s. Over the period of time, rapid increase of sensors used across various applications created significant challenges, there was a need […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in I3C, MIPI, Uncategorized | Comments Off on MIPI I3C: A unified sensor interface


SAS: A Key Fabric in Storage World

In our previous blog on SAS, we discussed about SAS 24G new encoding and features. In the series of SAS blogs, here we shed some light on other generations of SAS that are still hot in the market. SAS was announced in 2004, supporting data rates till 3Gbps for SAS drives and was compatible with […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in SAS, SATA, Storage, Uncategorized | Comments Off on SAS: A Key Fabric in Storage World


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 […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in Automotive, eMMC, Flash, Memory, Mobile SoC, Uncategorized | Comments Off on eMMC: An Optimal Flash Memory


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 […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in DDR, DFI, LPDDR, Uncategorized | Comments Off on DDR-PHY Interoperability Using DFI


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, […]

Continue Reading...

Posted in AMBA, CCI400, Interconects, NOC, Test Suites, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »