Synopsys Innovation Update 

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Issue 4, 2011

Synopsys Innovation Update
Latest News on Product Updates, Technologies, Services and Solutions

Synopsys offers a wide range of products, services, and solutions to the global electronics market for designing and manufacturing semiconductors. In this article, we provide a brief overview of key additions to some of our existing solutions as well as showcase recent innovations to Synopsys’ ever-growing lineup of EDA software, IP and services.

Figure 1:
Figure 1:The Synopsys product portfolio spans from Systems to SoC to Silicon.

System Design
Synplify
Synplify
As part of the Synopsys FPGA Design Solution, Synplify Premier helps users designing low-power, high-performance, and high-capacity production systems to have the highest level of confidence in their highly reliable designs. The latest version F-2011.09-1 includes software updates for the entire Synplify family including Synplify Pro and Synplify Premier. Synopsys customers can log in to SolvNet to read the full release notes and to download the latest version.
Learn more about Synplify Premier
Verification
Verification
Formality
Formality version F-2011.09-SP1 is now available for download through your SolvNet account. Formality is an equivalence-checking solution that uses formal, static techniques to determine if two versions of a design are functionally the same. Synopsys customers can view the full set of release notes through SolvNet.
Learn more about Formality
DesignWare IP
DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0
DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Synopsys’ DesignWare® SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP delivers more than 10x the data transfer rate of Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) and it is backwards compatible with previous USB technologies, maintaining interoperability with the more than three billion USB products in the market. Synopsys' complete DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP solution, comprised of xHCI host and device controllers, PHY and verification IP, delivers high-performance in a compact footprint, making it ideal for mobile, home entertainment, computer, networking and automotive applications. Designers can be confident that this IP is silicon-proven and can lower SoC integration risk.
Learn more about DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Implementation
Implementation
Lynx Design System
The Lynx Design System is a chip design environment that delivers a production-proven design flow with innovative visualization capabilities to help users create and track their designs. The Lynx Design System leverages a tapeout-validated implementation flow based on the industry-leading Synopsys Galaxy Implementation Platform.
Learn more about The Lynx Design System
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
TCAD Sentaurus
The Technology Computer-Aided Design (TCAD) Sentaurus tool set provides simulations of physical models to assist engineers with the optimization of existing processes and to develop new process flows. TCAD Sentaurus also offers a device simulator capable of simulating electrical, thermal, and optical characteristics of silicon-based and compound semiconductor devices. The September 2011 release features enhancements to help improve the development of semiconductor processing technologies and devices.
Learn more about TCAD Sentaurus
LightTools
Available from Synopsys as part of its acquisition of Optical Research Associates (ORA), LightTools version 7.2 delivers features that help lighting designers graphically analyze simulation results, compute important metrics when designing for the lighting industry, and improve the efficiency of luminary and solar designs. These capabilities enable users to more easily explore design alternatives, study light behavior, and improve product quality early in the design process.
Learn more about LightTools

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