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
    • Availability of IP in target foundry process
    • 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 3.0 Controller
    • USB 2.0 Controller
    • USB 2.0 PHY
  • Used the following process nodes to implement Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • 65-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys USB IP into Wireless (WiFi, 3G, LTE, WiGig, etc.) SoC.

Results

  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Standards certification and interoperability
    • Quality of the IP
    • Availability on required process node(s)
  • Rated Synopsys DesignWare USB IP in the following categories as compared to the competition:
    • Standards certification: Extremely differentiated
    • Features/capabilities: Highly differentiated
    • Ease of integration: 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:
    • Achieved first pass silicon success
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced development cost
    • Received knowledgeable and responsive technical support

Testimonials

“We had excellent technical support from the development team in Mountain View, California. I can’t understate the importance of this when dealing with a new, complicated standard. The IP was well verified and worked with all the drives we connected it to.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Global 500 Electronics Company

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Validated on Oct 26, 2012


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