Beginners Guide To Clock Data Recovery

If you are new to the world of design and verification, you probably have a LOT of questions! One of them may pertain to an important element – the Clock Data Recovery. In this blog, we try and de-mystify this process. The purpose of designing various protocols is to transfer a set of information (data) … Continue reading Beginners Guide To Clock Data Recovery

How to make your Waveform viewer SMART!

In this blog, we will look at the Protocol Debug Analyzer (PDA) tool can analyze Signal Dump files and provide transaction and other higher abstraction views. We will explore how the tool augments your Waveform viewer, allowing you to drill down from transaction to signal level details and vice-versa. We will use an example Signal Dump … Continue reading How to make your Waveform viewer SMART!

Debugging USB3: Waveform + Protocol Analyzer

We have all debugged SOC and IP level issues using signal level waveforms. Its a tedious and laborious process. Are there any ways that can make design debug easier? Wouldn't it be great if I could look at fully decoded packets and transactions instead of signal toggles? In this series of posts, we will try … Continue reading Debugging USB3: Waveform + Protocol Analyzer

Debugging PCIe: Using a Simulation Protocol Analyzer for faster debug!

We have all debugged SOC and IP level issues using signal level waveforms. Its a tedious and laborious process. Are there any ways that can make design debug easier? Wouldn't it be great if I could look at fully decoded transactions instead of signal toggles? In this series of posts, we will try to come up with … Continue reading Debugging PCIe: Using a Simulation Protocol Analyzer for faster debug!

Debugging CSI-2: Waveform + Protocol Analyzer = Happiness!

We have all debugged SOC and IP level issues using signal level waveforms. Its a tedious and laborious process. Are there any ways that can make design debug easier? Wouldn't it be great if I could look at fully decoded transactions instead of signal toggles? In this series of posts, we will try to come up with … Continue reading Debugging CSI-2: Waveform + Protocol Analyzer = Happiness!