Interface IP in 2021: $1.3B, 22% growth and $3B in 2026

Interface IP in 2021: $1.3B, 22% growth and $3B in 2026
by Eric Esteve on 07-10-2022 at 10:00 am

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If you want to remember the key points for Interface IP in 2021, just consider $1.3B, 22%, $3B. Interface IP category has generated $1 billion 300 million in 2021, or 22.7% year to year growth, thanks to high runner protocols PCIe, DDR memory controller and Ethernet/SerDes. Even more impressive is the forecast, as IPnest predict… Read More


CXL Verification. A Siemens EDA Perspective

CXL Verification. A Siemens EDA Perspective
by Bernard Murphy on 07-07-2022 at 6:00 am

CXL Verification

Amid the alphabet soup of inter-die/chip coherent access protocols, CXL is gaining a lot of traction. Originally proposed by Intel for cross-board and cross-backplane connectivity to accelerators of various types (GPU, AI, warm storage, etc.), a who’s who of systems and chip companies now sits on the board, joined by an equally… Read More


Verifying Inter-Chiplet Communication

Verifying Inter-Chiplet Communication
by Daniel Nenni on 07-04-2022 at 6:00 am

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Chiplets are hot now as a way to extend Moore’s Law, dividing functionality across multiple die within a single package. It’s no longer practical to jam all functionality onto a single die in the very latest processes, exceeding reticle limits in some cases and in others straining cost/yield. This is not an academic concern. Already… Read More


Stop-For-Top IP Model to Replace One-Stop-Shop by 2025

Stop-For-Top IP Model to Replace One-Stop-Shop by 2025
by Eric Esteve on 06-17-2022 at 6:00 am

ALL Interface 2021 2026

…and support the creation of successful Chiplet business

The One-Stop-Shop model has allowed IP vendors of the 2000’s to create a successful IP business, mostly driven by consumer application, smartphone or Set-Top-Box. The industry has dramatically changed, and in 2020 is now driven by data-centric application (datacenter,… Read More


Identity and Data Encryption for PCIe and CXL Security

Identity and Data Encryption for PCIe and CXL Security
by Tom Simon on 01-07-2022 at 6:00 am

Security for Cloud Applications

Privacy and security have always been a concern when it comes to computing. In prior decades for most people this meant protecting passwords and locking your computer. However, today more and more users are storing sensitive data in the cloud, where it needs to be protected at rest and while in motion. In a Synopsys webinar Dana Neustadter,… Read More


Defending the Cloud: PCIe and CXL Data Security for High-Performance Computing

Defending the Cloud: PCIe and CXL Data Security for High-Performance Computing
by Daniel Nenni on 10-19-2021 at 9:00 am

Cloud computing is going through a significant overhaul and continues to grow globally with increasing presence of hyperscale cloud providers for big data, high-performance computing (HPC), and analytics. In-house data centers are increasingly going off-premise, resulting in the co-location of data centers that manage… Read More


Avery Levels Up, Starting with CXL

Avery Levels Up, Starting with CXL
by Bernard Murphy on 05-25-2021 at 6:00 am

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Let me acknowledge up front that Avery isn’t the most visible EDA company around. If you know of them, you probably know their X-propagation simulator. Widely respected and used, satisfying a specialized need. They have also been quietly building over the years a stable of VIPs and happy customers, with a special focus on VIPs for… Read More


Using IP Interfaces to Reduce HPC Latency and Accelerate the Cloud

Using IP Interfaces to Reduce HPC Latency and Accelerate the Cloud
by Scott Durrant Gary Ruggles on 03-11-2021 at 6:00 am

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IDC has forecasted that over the next five years, the Global Datasphere — the amount of data that’s created, transferred over the network and stored each year — will increase by over 3X to 175 zettabytes (Figure 1). Much of this is driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), video applications (including video streaming,… Read More


PLDA is at the Leading Edge with Advances in Both PCIe 5.0 and CXL

PLDA is at the Leading Edge with Advances in Both PCIe 5.0 and CXL
by Mike Gianfagna on 01-05-2021 at 6:00 am

PLDA is at the Leading Edge with Advances in Both PCIe 5.0 and CXL

There are significant advances in communication protocols happening all around us. The Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen 5 standard is delivering the needed device-to-device performance to support artificial intelligence and machine learning applications as well as cloud-based workloads. The rapidly… Read More


PLDA Brings Flexible Support for Compute Express Link (CXL) to SoC and FPGA Designers

PLDA Brings Flexible Support for Compute Express Link (CXL) to SoC and FPGA Designers
by Mike Gianfagna on 11-30-2020 at 10:00 am

PLDA Brings Flexible Support for Compute Express Link CXL to SoC and FPGA Designers

A few months ago, I posted a piece about PLDA expanding its support for two emerging protocol standards: CXL™ and Gen-Z™.  The Compute Express Link (CXL) specification defines a set of three protocols that run on top of the PCIe PHY layer. The current revision of the CXL (2.0) specification runs with the PCIe 5.0 PHY layer at a maximum… Read More