Cloud EDA Tools: Chip Design & Verification in the Cloud

Synopsys Editorial Staff

Jan 27, 2022 / 2 min read

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As the demand for compute resources intensifies with applications such as AI, IoT, automotive, and more, EDA in the cloud offers the ability to scale flexibly while improving quality of results, time to results, and cost of results. Design and verification in the cloud increasingly make sense for these big, complex designs. If you are exploring how to bridge to this new era, take a look at these five articles—you’ll get the low down from our technical experts on what’s going on in the industry, some key partnerships advancing innovation, and reasons why you should take your next design to the cloud:

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Formal Verification on the Cloud: Getting the Compute Resources You Need at the Cost You Want

The industry is catching on to the great benefits of formal verification in the cloud and adoption is steadily increasing. There are performance and time-to-results gains, and the elastic compute resources can help you to find those corner-case bugs. But did you know that it could also help improve your bottom line with improved cost of results? Check out what happened when AWS and Synopsys teamed up on scaling exercises running EDA workloads in the cloud, and how you can decrease turn-around time by up to 40x and improve convergence by up to 3x.

4 Key Considerations When Evaluating EDA in the Cloud

Getting the right EDA cloud solution is critical to meet the demands of a new era of innovation, one that includes increased computational demands and decreased verification time. In this article, you will learn about how to evaluate cloud-based EDA technologies, as we take a dive into four things you should consider: scalability with cloud-native architectures, data migration and management technologies, security and IP protection, and ease of use and deployment. 

How EDA in the Cloud Fuels Semiconductor Innovation

Exacting quality requirements. Demanding time-to-market requirements. Sky-high costs. Combine these pressures with the fact that Moore’s law is waning. In the face of it all, chip designers increasingly look to the cloud as the way of the future. Explore the market drivers for cloud-based chip design—faster time to results, improved quality of results, better cost of results, and high levels of system security and uptime—and you’ll want to take your next design to the cloud, too. 

The Quest for the Most Advanced Networking SoC: Achieving Breakthrough Verification Efficiency with Cloud-Based Emulation

While time-to-market windows are shrinking, networking SoCs must handle the latest protocols and vast increases in data and traffic. Designing today is about achieving high bandwidth and low latency. Because of this, the design and verification of networking SoCs is increasingly being adopted in the cloud. Learn why cloud-based emulation is the superpower that enables acceleration of chip innovation, and discover a one-stop hosted emulation solution that is reliable, flexible, and secure.

Synopsys and IBM Research: Driving Real Progress in Large-Scale AI Silicon and Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Model for Chip Design

As the lead EDA supplier in a partnership with IBM Research AI Hardware Center to improve AI performance by 1000x in ten years, we are excited to tell you about our progress. Only two years into the program, there have been several tape-outs and test chips. Most notably, a breakthrough in performance-per-watt optimization announced by IBM researchers last year. Get the update and learn about tools built for the AI era and implementing the hybrid cloud for chip design.

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