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Mobile PCI Express Simulation Verification IP (VIP)

Specification Support

The base spec for PCIe 3.0 and ECN for M-PCIe can be downloaded only by members of the PCI-SIG website: http://www.pcisig.com/home.

Product Highlights

  • First VIP to support the Mobile PCI Express specification
  • Part of a complete PCI Express solution including:
    • PCI Express Gen3
    • PCI Express Gen2
    • NVM Express
    • Mobile PCI Express
    • SR-IOV
    • MR-IOV
  • Supports the latest specification ECNs
  • Optional TripleCheck product provides a complete pre-silicon compliance testing solution
  • Supports distribution and merging data over one to four lanes
  • Supports RMMI and serial physical interfaces
  • Supports RRAP mode and LRC
  • L1/L2 (including support for local reset)
  • Supports ACTIVATED SAVE states (SLEEP and STALL) and HIBERN8


Feature Name

Supports all High Speed burst gears (HS-G1/HS-G2/HS-G3) and date rate series(A/B)

LS-MODE Supports Low Speed burst mode called Pulse Width modulation(PWM-G1)
Bandwidth reconfiguration Supports the bandwidth reconfiguration via Recovery states
Multi-LANE capability Support x1, x2, x4, x8, x12, x16, x32 lanes
RRAP Supports remote register access protocol

Type-I compliant

Compliant with Type-I M-PORTs from the MIPI M-PHY specifications
Dynamic link change TX/RX link width can be changed via Recovery.Reconfig state
Asymmetric lane support TX and RX link width can be chosen to be different
STALL in L0 TX-Lanes can be directed to enter STALL in L0 state

Supported Design-Under-Test Configurations

Root Complex End Point Hub/Switch
Full Stack Controller Only PHY Only

Test Suite Options

Basic CMS PureSuite TripleCheck

Test Suite Comparison

Constrained-random example tests
Directed compliance tests
Constrained-random compliance tests
Tests targeting all protocol layers
3rd party simulator test execution
SystemVerilog functional coverage model
efunctional coverage model
Verification plan mapped to protocol specification
Verification plan integration with Cadence vManager metric-driven analysis system
Verification plan integration with 3rd party simulator environments

User Feedback

"M-PCIe helps boost mobile device performance by delivering best-in-class, highly scalable I/O functionality, enabling the migration of business apps to smartphones and tablets as they take on the role of primary computing devices. We are delighted that Cadence is enabling SoC developers to rapidly adopt M-PCIe by delivering IP and VIP products supporting this standard."
- Al Yanes, Chairman and President, PCI-SIG