Assembly & Integration

September 16, 2013

USB 3.0 protocol layer – part 1

A first look at the role of the protocol layer in USB 3.0.
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September 16, 2013
SuperSpeed_USBLogo - feat

The USB 3.0 Functional Layer

A look at the USB 3.0 functional layer, an application layer and system software on the host side, and a logical function and device on the device side.
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September 16, 2013

USB 3.0 protocol layer – part 2

A look at the role of four types of transaction in the USB 3.0 protocol layer: bulk, control, interrupt and isochronous.
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September 16, 2013

The USB 3.0 Physical Layer

A look at the USB 3.0 physical layer, including the PHY and the physical connection between two ports, which is carried on two differential data pairs.
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August 25, 2013
Tim Whitfield, director of engineering, ARM Taiwan

Proving the 20nm ecosystem with the ARM Mali GPU

What ARM learnt when it ran a Mali GPU-based test chip through a Synopsys tool flow onto a TSMC 20nm process
July 25, 2013
Dam Benua, Synopsys

Formal techniques tackle the SoC verification challenge

Formal verification techniques are becoming more widely used as the size and complexity of SoCs and increases.
July 19, 2013
Cisco switch chip layout detail

Eliminating iterations in gigahertz ASIC handoff

How Cisco eliminated iterations in the ASIC handoff of a gigahertz networking chip by using physically aware synthesis
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July 3, 2013
Graham Bell, RealIntent

The challenge of clock domain crossings – and some solutions

Clock domain crossing bugs undermine the productivity gains of moving to block-based design, but can be tackled through hierarchical formal analysis.
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May 14, 2013
Graham Bell, RealIntent

Building an RTL sign-off flow

RTL sign-off strategies ease SoC design and IP integration by enabling early analysis and optimization of CDC, power, X propagation, timing, and resetability issues.
April 24, 2013
Mick Posner, Director of Product Marketing for Synopsys' FPGA-Based Prototyping Solutions.

IP-to-SoC prototyping demands consistency

Many problems arise during the IP-to-SoC phase of FPGA-based prototyping due to the mix-and-match nature of the prototypes not the actual designs.
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