Cadence Design Systems has released a set of ten verification IP packages intended to support a new crop of standard protocols.
The packages aim at a variety of applications, ranging from high-speed Ethernet-based communications infrastructure equipment to USB Type-C and flash storage standards.
“By providing the VIP and tools needed for customers to design to the newest Ethernet standards, Cadence helps expand the Ethernet ecosystem, enabling new products from new industries to enter the market,” said John D’Ambrosia, chairman of the Ethernet Alliance.
The new VIP solutions are for the following standard protocols:
- Ethernet 400G, which is currently the highest performance Ethernet standard, aimed at enterprise networking
- Ethernet TSN, which provides a set of specifications ideal for low-latency applications, such as real-time audio/video streaming, that require time-sensitive communication necessary in automotive and industrial automation. Cadence claimed be the first in the industry to support this specification.
- SPI NAND and Octal SPI: memory protocols for automotive and industrial applications intended to provide higher density and performance with the same footprint as previous generations
- UFS 2.1, an update to the flash-storage protocols that is intended to improve data security through the use of inline cryptography between the SoC and UFS storage device
- USB Type-C, the new version of the I/O protocol that increases power delivery, and increases data transfer speeds
- DisplayPort (1.3, 1.4) and Embedded DisplayPort (eDP 1.4a, 1.4b): For 8K resolution and scaling at reduced power envelopes for consumer and mobile applications
- Display Stream Compression (DSC), to enable real-time, visually lossless image compression for consumer and mobile applications
- MIPI DSI-2, for high-speed, low-power-consumption interfaces between a peripheral and hosts in consumer applications
- And the CSI 2 2.0 protocol also from MIPI that provides a serial interface for connecting cameras to SoCs.