Case Study: Medium Enterprise Electronics Company


  • The following project challenges drove their need for third-party PCI Express IP:
    • Achieve compliance to the PCI Express standard specification(s)
    • Ensure compatibility/interoperability with existing PCI Express products in the market
    • Enable design team to focus on differentiated portions of their design

Use Case

  • Utilized the following Synopsys IP for PCI Express:
    • PCI Express 3.0 Controller
  • Used the following process nodes to implement Synopsys IP for PCI Express:
    • 40-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys IP for PCI Express into Networking SoC.


  • Purchased Synopsys’ IP for PCI Express due to the following:
    • Standards certification and interoperability
    • Quality of the IP
    • Availability of PCI Express standards or features
    • Previous experience with DesignWare IP use
  • Saved 9-12 staff-months in development and integration effort by implementing Synopsys IP for PCI Express.
  • Received knowledgeable and responsive technical support


“The most valuable contributions Synopsys’ PCI Express IP team brought to our project was extensive knowledge of the PCIe standards along with a high level of support while we integrated the IP into our design.”

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Electronics Company

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Validated on Aug 16, 2013

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