Electronics Weekly – Cadence Silicon-proven IP System, RS Components Interconnectivity Series & More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on March 15, 2019 |

Cadence Silicon-Proven IP Systems

LPDDR5 PHY IP Write Eye Diagram at 5500Mbps. (Image courtesy of Cadence.)
LPDDR5 PHY IP Write Eye Diagram at 5500Mbps. (Image courtesy of Cadence.)

Cadence has announced the availability of its silicon-proven Denali Gen2 IP for LPDDR5/4/4X in TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process technology. Offering up to 1.5X faster bandwidth than the current LPDDR4 and LPDDR4X, the LPDDR5 standard provides high bandwidth with low power consumption, making it well suited for mobile computing, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), cryptocurrency mining and automotive applications. The LPDDR5 IP consists of PHY, controller and Verification IP (VIP).

For more information, visit Cadence’s website.

Imagination Technologies Microprocessors for IoT

Ensigma IP. (Image courtesy of Imagination Technologies.)
Ensigma IP. (Image courtesy of Imagination Technologies.)

Imagination Technologies and Andes Technology have collaborated to integrate the Andes N22 RISC-V MCU IP with Imagination’s Ensigma low-power IP for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.15.4 and GNSS to provide an off-the-shelf system for the IoT market.

The combination of the two technologies is ideally suited for applications such as home automation, health devices, location tracking, sensors, smart meters, security and wearables. It delivers low power consumption, long wireless connectivity ranges and processing power capable of running IoT software stacks.

For more information, visit Imagination’s website.

Microchip SAR ADC Family

MCP331x1 (D)-xx SAR ADC family. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)
MCP331x1 (D)-xx SAR ADC family. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)

Microchip has introduced 12 Successive Approximation Register (SAR) Analogue-to-Digital Converters (ADCs), together with a companion differential amplifier designed specifically for the portfolio of SAR ADCs.

Created to operate in high temperatures and electromagnetic environments, the MCP331x1(D)-xx series includes a million samples per second (Msps) AEC-Q100-qualified 16-bit SAR, which provides the level of reliability required for automotive and industrial applications. The MCP6D11 differential amplifier provides a low-distortion, high-accuracy interface to achieve the performance of the ADC within systems.

For more information, visit Microchip’s website.

RS Components Interconnectivity Series

Han-Eco connector hoods and housings. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)
Han-Eco connector hoods and housings. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)

RS Components has unveiled an interconnectivity series of products from HARTING that is suitable for use in a range of industries and applications, including rail and transportation, as well as automation and robotics in plant machinery. The Han-Eco B series of connector hoods and housings has more than 100 devices that offer resistance in harsh industrial environments, and also integrate the Han-Eco “click and mate” snap-in functionality to deliver fast and easy assembly.

For more information, visit RS Components’ website.

Silvaco CAN-FD Automotive and MIPI I3C IP

(Image courtesy of Silvaco.)
(Image courtesy of Silvaco.)

Silvaco and Avery Design Systems have joined forces to integrate Avery’s MIPI I3C-Xactor VIP for sensor interfaces used in smartphones, IoT devices and camera systems, with Silvaco’s CAN-FD/LIN/FlexRay Xactor VIP for automotive network applications.

Avery supports models and compliance test suites for protocol validation by chipset developers for MIPI I3C master/slave connectivity, and CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay controller area networks. Key features include a complete set of models, protocol checkers and compliance test suites in 100 percent native SystemVerilog and UVM, and a tracker log that monitors all levels and improves debug.

For more information, visit Silvaco’s website.

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