Adesto and Cadence Collaborate to Expand xSPI Ecosystem for Emerging IoT Devices
Cadence provides first-to-market memory model for JEDEC xSPI standard with support for Adesto EcoXiP NOR flash memory
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Adesto’s EcoXiP™ octal NOR flash supports xSPI to enable higher transfer rates and lower latency for IoT applications (Graphic: Business Wire)
Flash memory devices in IoT systems require increasingly higher transfer rates and lower latency, especially as these products now frequently run code-intensive wireless stacks and support local artificial intelligence (AI) processing. Expanding the flash SPI accesses from the traditional four I/Os (quad SPI) to eight I/Os (octal SPI) with the xSPI serial synchronous protocol increases the serial NOR flash throughput and provides a more efficient solution for emerging applications.
“Support for new protocols, such as xSPI, is critical for standard adoption and will help enable a new class of IoT devices,” said David Peña, verification IP product management director,
One of the first NOR flash devices to support xSPI, Adesto’s EcoXiP NVM eliminates the need for expensive on-chip embedded flash in a broad range of emerging IoT applications. It hits the sweet spot for power, system cost and performance, with significantly lower power consumption compared to other octal devices, and offers dramatically higher performance versus quad SPI devices.
“Moving intelligence to the edge can provide significant advantages, but heavier local processing means that architects must revisit their system’s memory architecture,” said
The Cadence memory model for xSPI is part of the Cadence Verification Suite and is optimized for Xcelium™ Parallel Logic Simulation, along with supported third-party simulators. The suite is comprised of best-in-class core engines and verification fabric technologies that support the Cadence Intelligent System Design™ strategy, enabling SoC design excellence.
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