Algorithm Design eUpdate, November 2010 


Welcome to the Synopsys Algorithm Design News which includes a collection of material and references that we hope you will find to be of value if you are involved in any type of algorithm design and, specifically, LTE physical layer design.

Are you interested in gaining some understanding on the LTE standard and its specifics? Don't miss our collection of webinars.

Are you wondering why hundreds of LTE designers worldwide use Synopsys algorithm design solutions, SPW and System Studio, and the LTE Physical Layer Simulation Library? Check out our hands-on evaluation setup "in the clouds" and check out the data sheets.

Are you curious about how our customers are getting results? Download the InterDigital success story where you'll find out how they designed a standards-compliant, flexible HSPA solution using Synopsys SPW and models.

And, be sure to contact us with any questions. We are eager to hear from you at

Hands-on Experience, Hassle-Free
For some "hands-on" experience of the Synopsys LTE solution, no installation or license is required on your local computer. Experience the look-and-feel, the intuitive handling, and the simulation performance "in the clouds". And it's free, of course. Simply access it here.

Throughout the year, Synopsys facilitates a number of webinars addressing specific aspects of the LTE standard and algorithm design. Check out our "on-demand" webinars:

  • Killing the Pain of Fixed-Point Design
    Learn how to efficiently convert floating-point into fixed-point algorithm specifications using an easy flow applicable to a wide range of signal-processing applications.
  • LTE Physical Layer Design: Basics
    Overview of the LTE Standard, LTE simulation library and Synopsys SPW algorithm design tool
  • LTE Physical Layer Design: Optimization
    LTE physical layer design and how design choices can impact implementation and performance
  • LTE Physical Layer Design: Synchronization
    Learn more about some of the features of the LTE User Equipment (UE) acquisition and synchronization process
  • LTE Physical Layer Design: TD-Mode
    Introduction to the TDD mode for LTE and how it compares to the FDD mode.

Customer Success: InterDigital
InterDigital Communications Corporation (IDCC) takes breakthrough wireless technologies from innovation to implementation, contributing to wireless standards and holding a strong portfolio of patented technologies, which it licenses to manufacturers of 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 4G and 802 products. Interdigital considers the design process to determine their success. Learn more about why they selected Synopsys SPW. Download Now

White Papers
Efficient Design and Verification of Digital Communication Systems
This white paper provides a detailed analysis on the elements that determine algorithm design and verification efficiency for LTE and WiMAX communications systems. We also discuss how to select a tool and methodology for efficient algorithm design.

Overcoming LTE PHY Design Challenges Using System-level Design Methodologies
This white paper introduces some of the design challenges that may be encountered while designing the physical layer (PHY) for LTE and how Synopsys' DSP algorithm design tools can help create executable specs to overcome them.

SPW and System Studio are high-performance, model-based signal-processing algorithm design and analysis tools. They combine the industry's best simulation performance with high-modeling efficiency and allow for seamless integration into the chip implementation design and verification flows.

LTE Physical Layer Simulation Library includes models of the transmitter and the physical channel as defined in the 3GPP standard as well as functional models of ideal receivers that can serve as references, providing an end-to-end simulation chain for both uplink and downlink transmission and reception. By leveraging both FDD and TDD mode models from the LTE Model Library, designers can focus on the development of highly-optimized, multi-mode modems for the entire LTE standard.

University Program
Synopsys algorithm solutions, SPW and System Studio, are available through the Synopsys University Program. Further information on this program can be found here. Access to the LTE library for university use is also possible. If you are interested, please send a short email to

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