Case Study: Small Business Consumer Products Company

Challenges

  • Key project challenges drove the need for a third-party USB IP:
    • Meeting an aggressive time-to-market window
    • Reducing development cost
    • Availability of IP in target foundry process
    • Reducing project risk
    • 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 3.0 PHY
    • USB 2.0 Controller
    • USB 2.0 PHY
  • Used the following process nodes to implement Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • 28-nm
    • 55-nm
    • 65-nm
    • 90-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys USB IP into Digital Home (set-top box, DVD player, DTV, residential gateway, etc.) SoC.

Results

  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Completeness of solution (controller, PHY, verification IP)
    • Availability on required process node(s)
    • Previous experience with Synopsys IP
  • Rated Synopsys DesignWare USB IP in the following categories as compared to the competition:
    • Completeness of solution (e.g., controller + PHY + verification IP): Highly differentiated
  • Saved 6-8 staff-months in development and integration over their alternatives with Synopsys USB IP.
  • Realized the following benefits with Synopsys USB IP:
    • Achieved first pass silicon success
    • Achieved USB-IF certification
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced development cost

Testimonials

“Our primary requirement was for complete IP that did not impact the schedule and first time right silicon. Both have been achieved on multiple nodes using Synopsys IP.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Consumer Products Company

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Validated on Oct 26, 2012


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