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Which IP Interfaces are Designers Using?

Recent surveys reveal growth in IP Interfaces like DDRn, USB 3.0, PCIe, HDMI, SATA, and MIPI. Also, ethernet and ARM buses remain popular in specific areas.

By John Blyler, Editorial Director, IP Systems

Recently, I came upon a very brief chip design and functional verification survey conducted by Arrow Devices (see Figure 1). Although the survey size was fairly small – 56 participants – the data on protocol selections caught my eye.

The Arrow Devices analysis noted differences in protocols concerns between design and verification engineers-managers. “While for Design engineers USB 3.1 & PCIe were the most sought after protocols, for verification engineers it was AMBA and DDRn,” noted the survey’s author, Neha Mittal “While MIPI MPHY and MIPI Unipro have gained significant traction over the last year, the other MIPI technologies lag a bit behind.”

These results are supportive of a GSA IP Interface survey held at the end of 2014.  Conducted by …

Read the complete article at Chipestimate.com, “IP Insider.”

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