Case Study: Hisense


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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Synopsys USB IP:
    • USB 2.0 Controller
    • USB 2.0 PHY
  • Used the following process nodes to implement Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • 55-nm
  • Integrated Synopsys USB IP into Digital Home (set-top box, DVD player, DTV, residential gateway, etc.) SoC.


  • Main reasons for selecting Synopsys’ USB IP:
    • Quality of the 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:
    • Area: Differentiated
    • Power consumption: Differentiated
    • Performance: Differentiated
    • Features/capabilities: Differentiated
    • Ease of integration: Differentiated
    • Completeness of solution (e.g., controller + PHY + verification IP): Highly differentiated
  • Realized the following benefits with Synopsys USB IP:
    • Achieved first pass silicon success
    • Accelerated development schedule
    • Reduced development cost
    • Received knowledgeable and responsive technical support


“It’s so easy to integrate Synopsys IP into our SoC that it saved us time to market.”

Shoulei Zhao, Design Engineer, Hisense Company Limited

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