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
    • 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
    • Assured compatibility with other Synopsys IP products

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:
    • Extensive silicon success
    • Standards certification and interoperability
    • Completeness of solution (controller, PHY, verification IP)
    • Availability on required process node(s)
  • Rated Synopsys DesignWare USB IP in the following categories as compared to the competition:
    • Performance: Differentiated
    • Standards certification: Differentiated
    • Features/capabilities: Differentiated
    • Ease of integration: Differentiated
    • Completeness of solution (e.g., controller + PHY + verification IP): Highly differentiated
  • Saved > 1 staff-year 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

Testimonials

“Synopsys IP shortened our time to having a working solution. Synopsys provided system and technical support. The IP supports many features because the IP team gathers input from many industry players (customers).”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Global 500 Electronics Company

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Validated on Dec 04, 2012


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