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


PCI Express IP vendor Cascade acquisition by Synopsys…

PCI Express IP vendor Cascade acquisition by Synopsys…
by Eric Esteve on 04-08-2013 at 9:42 am

… is now 8 years old, and the money paid for this 10 engineers start-up was considered, at that time, as a “bingo” for Cascade’s funders: “In October 2004, the Company completed the acquisition of Cascade Semiconductor Solutions, Inc. (Cascade) for total upfront consideration of $15.8 million and contingent consideration of … Read More


Shorter, better and easier PCIe and NVM Express Verification flow with advanced technologies

Shorter, better and easier PCIe and NVM Express Verification flow with advanced technologies
by Eric Esteve on 07-19-2012 at 8:05 pm

We have talked about Cadence subsystem IP strategy, illustrated by NVM Express subsystem IP, in a previous blog. What we said was that “A subsystem IP based approach will also speed up the software development and validation phase: if the IP provider is able to propose the right tools, like the associated Verification IP (VIP), … Read More


Cadence’s NVM Express: fruit from subsystem IP based strategy

Cadence’s NVM Express: fruit from subsystem IP based strategy
by Eric Esteve on 07-02-2012 at 11:24 am

If we look at SoC design evolution, we have certainly successfully passed several steps: from transistor by transistor IC design using Calma up to design methodology based on the integration of 500K + gates IP like PCIe gen-3 Controller, one out of several dozens of IP integrated in today’ SoC for Set-Top-Box or Wireless Application… Read More