Case Study: Chinese Telecommunications Equipment Company


  • Key project challenges drove the need for a third-party USB IP:
    • Meeting an aggressive time-to-market window
    • Meeting performance, power and area targets
    • Availability of IP in target foundry process
    • Reducing project risk

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
    • 40-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys USB IP into Data Center & Networking (server/network, LTE/WiMAX, WiFi, datacom network, etc.) SoC.


  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Extensive silicon success
    • Completeness of solution (controller, PHY, verification IP)
    • First to support latest USB standards or features
    • Previous experience with Synopsys IP
  • Saved 1-2 staff-months in development and integration over their alternatives with Synopsys USB IP.
  • Saved 41 to 50% in power consumption using Synopsys USB IP over competitive USB IP alternatives.
  • Realized the following benefits with Synopsys USB IP:
    • Achieved first pass silicon success
    • Reduced development cost
TechValidate Survey of a Chinese Telecommunications Equipment Company

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Validated on Oct 26, 2012

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