Verification IP checks out ten standard protocols

October 11, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Cadence Design Systems has released 10 Verification IP (VIP) products that allow engineers to quickly verify that designs meet specifications for the latest standard protocols, across mobile, enterprise networking, automotive and consumer applications.

This extension of Cadence’s VIP portfolio supports growth in high-bandwidth applications including video on demand, cloud computing, big data and high-resolution video used in the automotive, mobile, enterprise networking and consumer industries. Cadence VIP supports all verification languages and any simulator or methodology.


The VIP solutions are for the following standard protocols:


- Ethernet 400G -- The highest performance Ethernet standard critical for enterprise networking to support the increasing bandwidth needs of video on demand, cloud computing and big data applications.


- Ethernet TSN -- A new set of specifications ideal for low-latency applications [TSN = time sensitive networking], such as real-time audio/video streaming, that require time-sensitive communication necessary in automotive and industrial automation. Cadence believes it will be the first in the industry to support this specification.


- SPI NAND and Octal SPI -- Critical new memory protocols for automotive and industrial applications that provide higher density performance with the same footprint as previous generations.


- UFS 2.1 -- Improves data security through the use of inline cryptography between the SoC and UFS Storage device.


- USB Type-C -- Enables power delivery, alternate modes and high-speed data over a single connector for consumer and mobile applications.


- 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) -- Enables real-time, visually lossless image compression for consumer and mobile applications.


- MIPI DSI-2 -- For a high-speed, low-power-consumption interface between a peripheral and a host for consumer applications.


- CSI 2 2.0 -- For a high-speed, robust, scalable, low-power and cost-effective camera interface that supports a wide range of imaging for mobile applications.