Case Study: Medium Enterprise Electronics Company


  • The following project challenges drove their need for third-party PCI Express IP:
    • Meet an aggressive time-to-market window
    • Reduce project risk
    • Enable design team to focus on differentiated portions of their design

Use Case

  • Utilized the following Synopsys IP for PCI Express:
    • PCI Express 3.0 Controller
  • Used the following process nodes to implement Synopsys IP for PCI Express:
    • 40-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys IP for PCI Express into Networking SoC.


  • Purchased Synopsys’ IP for PCI Express due to the following:
    • Ease of integration effort
    • Availability of PCI Express standards or features
    • Previous experience with DesignWare IP
  • Realized the following benefits from using Synopsys IP for PCI Express:
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced development cost
    • Received knowledgeable and responsive technical support
    • Differentiated product features/functionality


“Leveraging Synopsys’ PCI Express IP allowed us to focus on differentiating elements for our product features and application layer performance.”

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Electronics Company

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Validated on Aug 16, 2013

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