Case Study: Small Electronics Company


  • Needed to address the following challenges with memory compilers:
    • Meet aggressive performance targets
    • Meet aggressive power targets
    • Meet aggressive area targets

Use Case

  • Used Synopsys’ DesignWare Memory Compilers at 40-nm LP process node.
  • Implemented the following functions containing DesignWare Memory IP:
    • CPU cores (e.g., ARM, MIPS, ARC, etc.)


  • Purchased Synopsys’ DesignWare Memory Compilers due to:
    • Higher speed than other solutions
    • Lower power than other solutions
    • Lower area than other solutions
    • Availability on required process node(s)
    • Previous experience with Synopsys IP
    • Good customer support
  • Rated the following DesignWare Memory Compiler attributes as highly differentiated:
    • Speed
    • Power consumption
    • Area
    • Completeness of solution (memory, BIST, repair, post-silicon debug)
  • Rated the following DesignWare Memory Compiler attributes as differentiated:
    • Features/capabilities
    • Silicon validation
    • Ease of integration
  • Rated the following Synopsys’ DesignWare STAR Memory System (SMS) attributes as 1-10% better than the competition:
    • Area
    • Quality of test
    • Features/capabilities
    • Ease of use
    • Completeness of solution (memory, BIST, repair, post-silicon debug)
  • Achieved 1-9% improvement in dynamic power, leakage power and area, and a 1 – 10% increase in performance with DesignWare Memory Compilers.
  • Realized the following benefits with DesignWare Memory Compilers:
    • Met design’s performance, power and area goals
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced silicon bring-up time and effort
    • Received knowledgeable and responsive technical support
    • Got very good customer support


“Good product features and great customer support enabled us to achieve higher performance in our design.”

TechValidate survey of a Small Business Electronics Company

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Validated on Oct 09, 2013

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