The Week In Review: Design/IoT


Mergers & Acquisitions Cadence acquired [getentity id="22444" comment="Rocketick"], an Israel-based company focused on multicore parallel simulation. Founded in 2008, their original rise and claim to fame was acceleration on GPUs, having received significant funding from Nvidia. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, and terms were not disclosed. Tools &am... » read more

Reducing Power Consumption in Mobile Applications with High-Speed Gear3 MIPI M-PHY IP


Mobile systems require increasing data volume for multiple chip-to-chip interfaces. The high-speed MIPI® M-PHY is tailored for mobile systems where performance, power, and efficiency are key criteria. With up to 5,824 Mbps bandwidth, the speed meets devices’ high bandwidth and scalability requirements. The M-PHY is designed to accommodate the intermittent nature of inter-chip communications ... » read more

Technical Considerations For Implementing USB 3.0 On SoCs


The Universal Serial Bus (USB) protocol has been the standard way to connect computers to external devices for nearly two decades. The protocol continues to evolve to support the growing demands of consumer devices. With its simplicity of use, USB is the number one choice of connectivity protocols in the consumer world. USB 3.0 early adoption began in 2010. Now, key USB software and systems pro... » read more

Technical Considerations For Implementing USB 3.0 On SoCs


The Universal Serial Bus (USB) protocol has been the standard way to connect computers to external devices for nearly two decades. The protocol continues to evolve to support the growing demands of consumer devices. With its simplicity of use, USB is the number one choice of connectivity protocols in the consumer world. USB 3.0 early adoption began in 2010. Now, key USB software and systems pro... » read more

High-Speed Interfaces Dominate New Designs


By Pallab Chatterjee Displays, inputs devices and storage interfaces have now moved up into the high-speed multi-gigabit per second data rates. These were formerly Mb/s technologies, but they have moved into the Gb/s format. Adding a high-speed interface on a system is not the same as on an IC. PCBs do not have the luxury of Moore's Law to drive the technology, so bringing new high-speed parts... » read more