Use Existing High Speed Interfaces for Silicon Test

Use Existing High Speed Interfaces for Silicon Test
by Tom Simon on 03-14-2022 at 6:00 am

High Speed Test Access

The growth of complexity for silicon test as it relates to test data volume and test times is driven by multiple concurrent factors. One dimension is simply the increase in silicon complexity. However, other factors are playing a role as well. These include higher reliability requirements for new applications such as automotive,… 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


How Hyperscalers Are Changing the Ethernet Landscape

How Hyperscalers Are Changing the Ethernet Landscape
by Synopsys on 08-17-2021 at 6:00 am

How Hyperscalers Are Changing the Ethernet Landscape

It’s all about bandwidth these days – fueling hyperscale data centers that support high-performance and cloud computing applications. It’s what enables you to stream a movie on your smart TV while your roommate plays an online game with friends located in different parts of the country. It’s what makes big data analytics run swiftly… Read More


Optimize 22nm SoC Power & Performance with DesignWare Foundation IP & Fusion Compiler

Optimize 22nm SoC Power & Performance with DesignWare Foundation IP & Fusion Compiler
by Admin on 07-21-2021 at 12:00 am

For their next-generation SoCs, system architects are moving from 28nm to 22nm to improve power and performance. Derived as an optical shrink from the 28nm HPC+ platform, the 22ULP technology offers the power/performance trade-off typically sought after by  consumer, and automotive applications, while the 22ULL technology… Read More


PCIe 6.0 Doubles Speed with New Modulation Technique

PCIe 6.0 Doubles Speed with New Modulation Technique
by Tom Simon on 04-26-2021 at 6:00 am

PCIe 6.0 Eye

PCI-SIG has held to doubling PCIe’s data rate with each revision of the specification. The consortium of 800 companies, with its board consisting of Agilent, AMD, Dell, HP, Intel, Synopsys, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm, is continuing this trend with the PCIe 6.0 specification which calls for a transfer rate of 64 GT/s. PCI-SIG released… Read More


Why In-Memory Computing Will Disrupt Your AI SoC Development

Why In-Memory Computing Will Disrupt Your AI SoC Development
by Ron Lowman on 03-22-2021 at 6:00 am

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Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms thirsting for higher performance per watt have driven the development of specific hardware design techniques, including in-memory computing, for system-on-chip (SoC) designs. In-memory computing has predominantly been publicly seen in semiconductor startups looking to disrupt… 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


Webinar on Synopsys MIPI IP

Webinar on Synopsys MIPI IP
by Tom Simon on 10-19-2020 at 10:00 am

Synopsys MIPI IP

MIPI may have started out as a standard for mobile phones, but it has become very important for connecting cameras and displays in a wide range of other things such as cameras, computers, drones, VR glasses, IoT devices and cars. Along the way it has matured by adding important features to support new applications. Now when we talk… Read More


Synopsys talks about their DesignWare USB4 PHY at TSMC’s OIP

Synopsys talks about their DesignWare USB4 PHY at TSMC’s OIP
by Tom Simon on 09-25-2020 at 6:00 am

USB4 operating modes

When USB initially came out it revolutionized how peripherals connect to host systems. We all remember when Apple did away with many separate connections for mouse, keyboard, audio and more with their first computers supporting USB. USB has continued to develop more flexibility and more throughput. In 2015 Apple again introduced… Read More


Synopsys Introduces Industry’s First Complete USB4 IP Solution

Synopsys Introduces Industry’s First Complete USB4 IP Solution
by Mike Gianfagna on 06-15-2020 at 6:00 am

USB 4 Connector source Intel

Synopsys announced an addition to its popular DesignWare IP portfolio recently that has some significant ramifications. The company announced the industry’s first complete USB4 IP solution. Before we get into the details of the announcement, let’s take a quick look at the USB standard and why it’s important.

Standards… Read More