With virtually unlimited and advanced compute resources providing the capacity that modern chip design teams demand, the cloud can truly transform chip design using electronic design automation (EDA) tools. That’s the value that Synopsys provides with Synopsys Cloud, the industry’s first broad-scale cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution.
A key benefit of this SaaS approach is to ensure that engineers can reduce overall chip design cycles by leveraging pre-optimized compute through a one-stop, browser-based experience. Engineers can then focus on the intricacies of their chip design, not on the infrastructure configuration, compute selection, or license management.
However, chip design flows are complex to implement, with each step of the chip design and verification process, i.e. sub-flows, requiring multiple EDA tools to work together as well as unique infrastructure needs. Combining individual EDA tools into a reusable chip design flow requires complex upfront setup time and gets extremely support-intensive, especially for engineers that are using new tools with the latest available compute options. Cloud-native SaaS solutions in enterprise applications such as customer relationship management (CRM) or data analytics have taught us that standardization based on automation, best-in-class benchmarking, and reusability can significantly reduce setup times and accelerate time-to-results.