Case Study: Large European Enterprise Electronics Company


  • 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
    • Achieving compliance to the USB standard specification(s)
    • Ensuring compatibility/interoperability with existing USB products in the market
    • Enabling the design team to focus on differentiated portions of their design

Use Case

  • Uses the following Synopsys USB IP:
    • USB 2.0 Controller
    • USB 2.0 PHY
    • USB 1.1 Controller
  • Used the following process nodes to implement Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • 55-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys USB IP into Automotive (powertrain, infotainment, safety, etc.) SoC.


  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Standards certification and interoperability
    • 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: 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 1-2 staff-months in development and integration over their alternatives with Synopsys USB IP.
  • Realized the following benefits with Synopsys USB IP:
    • Met design’s performance, power and area goals
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced development cost
    • Received knowledgeable and responsive technical support


“With our extremely aggressive project timeline, Synopsys’ complete package of IP helped us with easy integration. Also, our verification efforts were reduced due to an intelligent re-use, at the SoC level, of the Verification IP bundled along with the USB IP.”

TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Electronics Company

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Validated on Oct 26, 2012

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