Cadence Design Systems announced a new Mobile PCI Express design IP (IP) and verification IP (VIP) solution. According to Cadence, the solution is the first IP and VIP to support the new M-PCIe specification. Mobile PCI Express enables engineers to develop products with both PC-class performance and extended battery life.
The new Cadence M-PCIe IP and VIP solution enables the PCI Express architecture to operate over the MIPI M-PHY physical layer technology. This extends the benefits of the PCIe I/O standard to low-power mobile devices including thin laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Combining the benefits of the PCI Express standard with mobile physical interface (M-PHY) is expected to enable greater innovation in mobile devices as technology developed for the wired world is migrated to mobile platforms.
Mobile PCI Express helps boost mobile device performance by delivering highly scalable I/O functionality. It enables the migration of business apps to smartphones and tablets as they take on the role of primary computing devices.