Synopsys, Inc. announced it has collaborated with TSMC and leading cloud providers Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, to provide a streamlined cloud-based IC design environment on the Synopsys Cloud Solution. The Synopsys Cloud Solution provides optimized, secure infrastructure and services to enable IC design and verification teams to take full advantage of the benefits of the cloud. Built for unique EDA workloads, the Synopsys Cloud Solution supports compute infrastructures from major public cloud providers, as well as Synopsys-hosted infrastructures. Through collaboration with TSMC, the Synopsys Cloud Solution enables system-on-chip (SoC) teams to design securely and effectively in the cloud using Synopsys EDA tools and IP, third-party IP from Arm, and TSMC design infrastructure collateral, including process technology files, process design kits (PDKs), and foundation IP.
The Synopsys Cloud Solution provides access to cloud-ready Synopsys design and verification platforms, reference flows, and a cloud-based license server. Complementing the design and verification platforms, the Lynx Design System provides powerful, easy-to-use automation for cloud-based SoC design. The environment enables designers to take advantage of cloud scaling for peak usage and full-flow workloads.
Leveraging the massive scaling offered by Synopsys tools like PrimeTime signoff; StarRC extraction; IC Validator signoff physical verification; HSPICE, CustomSim, and FineSim circuit simulation; SiliconSmart
As the leading provider of interface IP for high-performance cloud computing SoCs, Synopsys continuously strives to accelerate design cycle times to meet customers’ demanding schedules. By leveraging the performance of the IC Validator signoff physical verification solution with the scalability of the cloud to thousands of CPU cores, Synopsys’ IP group successfully taped out the high-speed DesignWare PHY IP for PCI Express 5.0 on TSMC’s advanced 7-nm process and met their aggressive project timeline.
“Arm’s partners are increasingly turning to cloud computing, and we are enabling them to use Arm IP with trusted cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure to help them achieve their time-to-market goals,” said Rene Haas, president, Arm IP Products Group. “We’ve collaborated with Synopsys to enable our partners to take advantage of the Synopsys Cloud Solution for TSMC using Synopsys design and verification tools, along with cloud-proven QuickStart Implementation Kits for Arm’s leading-edge, high-performance cores, including our recently announced Cortex-A76.”
The Synopsys Cloud Solution provides optimized, secure infrastructure and services to enable IC design and verification teams to take full advantage of the benefits of the cloud. Built for unique EDA workloads, the Synopsys Cloud Solution supports compute infrastructures from major public cloud providers, as well as Synopsys-hosted infrastructures.
The Synopsys Cloud Solution includes:
- Support for complete EDA design flows, including cloud-optimized products that exploit the scalability of cloud infrastructures
- A range of services for EDA environments in the cloud, such as setup, configuration, on-boarding, tools, and license installation to provide fully integrated tools to handle diverse/complex EDA workflows
- Synopsys ZeBu® Cloud services, providing access to the industry’s fastest emulation system in a fully managed cloud-based model.
Synopsys has been hosting customers in the cloud for more than 15 years. Our expanded Synopsys Cloud Solution leverages our deep understanding of EDA-specific requirements to accelerate adoption of the cloud for IC design and verification. For more information on the Synopsys Cloud Solution, visit www.synopsys.com/cloud.