Case Study: Large Japanese Semiconductor Company


  • Key project challenges drove the need for a third-party USB IP:
    • Meeting an aggressive time-to-market window
    • Reducing development cost
    • 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
  • 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.


  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Quality of the IP
    • Availability on required process node(s)
  • Rated Synopsys DesignWare USB IP in the following categories as compared to the competition:
    • Power consumption: Differentiated
    • Performance: Differentiated
    • Ease of integration: Differentiated
    • Completeness of solution (e.g., controller + PHY + verification IP): Differentiated
  • Saved 9-12 staff-months in development and integration over their alternatives with Synopsys USB IP.
  • Realized the following benefits with Synopsys USB IP:
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced development cost
TechValidate Survey of a Large Semiconductor Company

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Validated on Dec 04, 2012

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