Case Study: Chinese Telecommunications Equipment Company

Challenges

  • Key project challenges drove the need for a third-party USB IP:
    • Meeting an aggressive time-to-market window
    • Reducing project risk
    • 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
  • Used the following process nodes to implement Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • 28-nm
    • 40-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys USB IP into Mobile Multimedia (smartphone, tablet/netbook, digital camera, camcorder, etc.) SoC.

Results

  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Extensive silicon success
    • Standards certification and interoperability
    • 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:
    • Performance: Highly differentiated
    • Standards certification: Highly differentiated
    • Features/capabilities: Highly differentiated
    • Ease of integration: Highly differentiated
    • Completeness of solution (e.g., controller + PHY + verification IP): Extremely differentiated
  • Saved 6-8 staff-months in development and integration over their alternatives with Synopsys USB IP.
  • Realized the following benefits with Synopsys USB IP:
    • Achieved first pass silicon success
    • Met design’s performance, power and area goals
    • Received knowledgeable and responsive technical support
    • Achieved first-to-market

Testimonials

“Synopsys offers a validated, complete solution.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Chinese Telecommunications Equipment Company

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Validated on Oct 26, 2012


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