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
    • Achieving compliance to the USB standard specification(s)

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 Data Center & Networking (server/network, LTE/WiMAX, WiFi, datacom network, etc.) SoC.

Results

  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Quality of the IP
  • Rated Synopsys DesignWare USB IP in the following categories as compared to the competition:
    • Standards certification: Highly differentiated
    • Features/capabilities: Differentiated
    • Ease of integration: Highly differentiated
    • Completeness of solution (e.g., controller + PHY + verification IP): Differentiated
  • Saved 5 to 10% 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
    • Achieved USB-IF certification
    • Accelerated development schedule
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Global 500 Electronics Company

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Validated on Dec 04, 2012


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