Case Study: Global 500 Electronics Company

Challenges

  • Key project challenges drove the need for a third-party USB IP:
    • Meeting an aggressive time-to-market window
    • Reducing development cost
    • Availability of IP in target foundry process
    • Reducing project risk
    • Enabling the design team to focus on differentiated portions of their design

Use Case

  • Uses the following Synopsys USB IP:
    • USB 3.0 Controller
    • USB 3.0 PHY
    • USB 2.0 Controller
    • USB 2.0 PHY
  • Used the following process nodes to implement Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • 28-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys USB IP into Mobile Multimedia (smartphone, tablet/netbook, digital camera, camcorder, etc.) SoC.

Results

  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Quality of the IP
    • Ease of integration effort
    • Completeness of solution (controller, PHY, verification IP)
    • Availability on required process node(s)
    • Previous experience with Synopsys IP
  • Rated Synopsys DesignWare USB IP in the following categories as compared to the competition:
    • Area: Differentiated
    • Power consumption: Differentiated
    • Performance: Highly differentiated
    • Standards certification: Differentiated
    • Features/capabilities: Highly differentiated
    • Ease of integration: Highly differentiated
    • Completeness of solution (e.g., controller + PHY + verification IP): Extremely differentiated
  • Saved > 1 staff-year in development and integration over their alternatives with Synopsys USB IP.
  • Saved 21 to 30% in power consumption using Synopsys USB IP over competitive USB IP alternatives.
  • Realized the following benefits with Synopsys USB IP:
    • Achieved first pass silicon success
    • Achieved USB-IF certification
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced development cost
    • Received knowledgeable and responsive technical support

Testimonials

“We couldn’t develop it ourselves while keeping a reasonable time-to-market.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Global 500 Electronics Company

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Validated on Dec 04, 2012


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