Cadence VIP Catalog Supports Cloud Computing, 12Gb/s SAS, NVM Express Protocol

The Cadence Verification IP (VIP) Catalog now supports the 12Gb/s SAS and NVM Express protocol standards used in cloud computing applications. By doubling the data transfer rate, 12Gb/s SAS improves the cost performance density of SAS interconnects and enables higher degrees of capacity scaling. Pre-silicon verification capabilities, such as those offered by Cadence Design Systems with their VIP products, are critical to the SAS ecosystem and reinforce the interoperability required of these pervasive storage interconnects.

Cadence Design Systems is working to provide VIP in time for early adopters to verify their designs and be first to market with their end products. Cadence offers VIP for over 40 interface protocols and over 6,000 memory models that have been proven by hundreds of users over thousands of designs. Cadence is also an active participant in 20 standards organizations and plays a key role in interface development. Some of the standards vital to cloud computing that are a part of the Cadence VIP catalog include:

  • 12Gb/s SAS
    A new addition to the Cadence VIP catalog, 12Gb/s SAS is an enhanced protocol for connecting storage systems, delivering the massive data content required by the cloud
  • NVM Express
    NVMe, another new addition to the Cadence VIP catalog, is a storage protocol for connecting drives and controllers, unlocking the huge I/O potential of solid state drives
  • Ethernet 40G/100G
    These emerging high speed networking standards are critical components to support the growing demands of network fabrics and virtualization
  • DDR4
    This high performance, next generation memory interface offers twice the performance and 40% lower power consumption than DDR3, providing higher system throughput at a lower operating expense
    Compared to previous RDIMM generations, LRDIMM provides up to three times the server memory capacity while maintaining the same loading

More info: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.