Verifying PCIe 5.0 with PLDA, Avery and Aldec

Verifying PCIe 5.0 with PLDA, Avery and Aldec
by Bernard Murphy on 11-03-2020 at 6:00 am

little fish big fish min

Mike Gianfagna, a fellow SemiWiki blogger and a one-time colleague at Atrenta shared a useful piece of marketing advice. If your company is not the biggest fish in the pond and you want to appear more significant, team up with other companies to put on an event, say a webinar. Pick your partners so that you can jointly offer a larger,… Read More


Verifying Warm Memory. Virtualizing to manage complexity

Verifying Warm Memory. Virtualizing to manage complexity
by Bernard Murphy on 09-24-2020 at 6:00 am

Verifying warm memory

SSD memory is enjoying a new resurgence in datacenters through NVMe. Not as a replacement for more traditional HDD disk drives, which though slower are still much cheaper. NVMe storage has instead become a storage cache between hot DRAM memory close to processors and the “cold” HDD storage. I commented last year on why this has become… Read More


Data Management for the Future of Design

Data Management for the Future of Design
by Bernard Murphy on 08-31-2020 at 6:00 am

IP evolution min

Data management is one of those core technologies which is absolutely essential in any professional design operation. You must use a data management system; you just want it to be as efficient as possible. Most of us settled on one of a few commercial or open-source options. The problem seemed more or less solved. As usual in chip Read More


Turbo-Charge Your Next PCIe SoC with PLDA Switch IP

Turbo-Charge Your Next PCIe SoC with PLDA Switch IP
by Mike Gianfagna on 03-12-2020 at 6:00 am

Integrated NVMe interfaces

SemiWiki has a new IP partner, PLDA and they bring a lot to the party.  Peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) is a popular high-performance data interface standard. Think GPUs, RAID cards, WiFi cards or solid-state disk (SSD) drives connected to a motherboard. The protocol offers much higher throughput than previous… Read More


A VIP to Accelerate Verification for Hyperscalar Caching

A VIP to Accelerate Verification for Hyperscalar Caching
by Bernard Murphy on 12-18-2019 at 6:00 am

NVMe

Non-volatile memory (NVM) is finding new roles in datacenters, not currently so much in “cold storage” as a replacement for hard disk drives, but definitely in “warm storage”. Warm storage applications target an increasing number of functions requiring access to databases with much lower latency than is possible through paths… Read More


New Frontiers in the Storage System Market Call for the Best of ICE and Virtual Emulation

New Frontiers in the Storage System Market Call for the Best of ICE and Virtual Emulation
by Richard Pugh on 10-26-2016 at 7:00 am

The storage market has reached what Andy Grove once described as “…a strategic inflection point.”[1] This is the stage in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change.

Changing fundamentals in the storage market—where solid state drives (SSD) are now at the forefront of multiple storage applications,… Read More


Memory War Z: Samsung spins antidote to 3D XPoint

Memory War Z: Samsung spins antidote to 3D XPoint
by Don Dingee on 08-12-2016 at 4:00 pm

The 2016 edition of the Flash Memory Summit produced more than the usual amount of excitement. Samsung’s response to the Intel/Micron 3D XPoint challenge arrived in new slideware, indicating the war for next-generation SSDs is just starting. Who has the advantage?

We’d all like to think this is about creating a breakthrough technology,… Read More


UFS or NVMe in Smartphone? See Apple’s answer!

UFS or NVMe in Smartphone? See Apple’s answer!
by Eric Esteve on 10-08-2015 at 7:00 am

There should be a link between iPhone H/W architecture and the incredible success of the product? Let’s assume and claim that this architecture, based on the internally developed ARM based A9 application processor, is simply the best on the market today…

Apple has implemented SSD in MacBook based on NVM Express (NVMe) protocol.… Read More


Shorten Time to Market for NVM Express Based Storage Solution

Shorten Time to Market for NVM Express Based Storage Solution
by Daniel Nenni on 04-24-2014 at 11:00 am

A number of technical and business trends are converging to create a booming market for solid state drives (SSDs), with gigabytes of flash memory capacity along with the related control electronics packaged in the form factor of a 1.8”‐, 2.5”‐ or 3.5”. storage device. The first is the emergence of tablets and pervasiveness… Read More


NVM Express Solution is Mainstream

NVM Express Solution is Mainstream
by Eric Esteve on 03-26-2014 at 4:16 am

Non Volatile Memory (NVM) is a superb technology, at least if you appreciate the physical law behind: storing a data in an embedded location with no physical link, as you charge a cell by influence and read it without physically accessing the stored data. Although the semiconductor industry is building NVM IC for about 30 years now,… Read More