Synopsys, Inc. announced its collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to develop a broad portfolio of DesignWare IP for GF’s 12LP+ FinFET solution, including USB4/3.2/DPTX/3.0/2.0, PCIe 5.0/4.0/2.1, die-to-die HBI and 112G USR/XSR, 112G Ethernet, DDR5/4, LPDDR5/4/4X, MIPI M-PHY, Analog-to-Digital Converter, and one-time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) IP. The DesignWare IP is optimized to meet the high-bandwidth memory throughput and reliable, high-performance connectivity demands of cloud computing and AI chips implemented on GF’s 12LP+ solution. This recent collaboration marks another significant milestone of the continuous, successful collaboration between the two companies.
GF’s most advanced FinFET solution, 12LP+ builds upon GF’s established 14nm/12LP platform, of which GF has shipped more than one million wafers. Driving the enhanced performance of 12LP+ are features including a 20-percent SoC-level logic performance boost over 12LP, and a 10-percent improvement in logic area scaling.
- The silicon design kit for the DesignWare PCIe 5.0, PCIe 2.1 is available now.
- The silicon design kit for DesignWare USB4/3.2/DPTX/3.0/2.0, PCIe 4.0, LPDDR4X multiPHY, Die-to-Die HBI and 112G USR/XSR, 112G Ethernet, MIPI M-PHY and Analog IP are scheduled to be available in the second half of 2020.
- The silicon design kit for DDR5/4, LPDDR5/4/4X, and the preliminary design kit for DesignWare OTP NVM IP is scheduled to be available in Q1 of 2021.
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Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test, analog IP, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, embedded processors, and subsystems. To accelerate prototyping, software development, and integration of IP into SoCs, Synopsys’ IP Accelerated initiative offers IP prototyping kits, IP software development kits, and IP subsystems. Synopsys’ extensive investment in IP quality, comprehensive technical support, and robust IP development methodology enables designers to reduce integration risk and accelerate time-to-market.