Synopsys.ai Copilot is the latest offering in an AI-driven journey that we began with our launch of Synopsys DSO.ai™, the industry’s first autonomous AI application for chip design. Since then, we’ve expanded our portfolio with Synopsys.ai™, a full-stack AI-driven EDA suite of products. Synopsys.ai, which recently received a World Electronics Achievement Award from EE Times China, uses the power of AI from system architecture to design implementation and manufacturing, taking on tedious tasks such as:
- Design space exploration
- Verification coverage and regression analytics
- Automatic test pattern generation
- Analog design migration
While freeing engineers to focus on chip quality and differentiation, the solution helps to optimize power, performance, and area and also accelerates the design, implementation, and verification of today’s complex designs. Complementing Synopsys.ai is a set of AI-driven data analytics solutions that allows insightful analysis of the vast amount of data collected across design, verification, manufacturing, test, and in-field operations.
“Generative AI capabilities in Synopsys.ai EDA suite can provide a real boost to designer productivity,” said Navid Shahriari, senior vice president and co-general manager of Intel’s Design Engineering Group. “The ability for the system to automatically generate RTL based on natural language specifications will allow design teams to work efficiently in the face of increasing chip design complexity.”
It’ll be interesting to observe how GenAI can further transform chip design. There’s great potential for areas such as design content generation. New companies can be empowered to scale more quickly while focusing on their core value, while established companies can enhance their rich knowledge domain for greater productivity.
“AMD is very excited about the opportunities we see to provide our design teams with generative AI capabilities that will enable them to more efficiently deliver multiple generations of leadership products,” said Mydung Pham, corporate vice president, Silicon Design Engineering at AMD. “We have adopted generative AI capabilities like those in Synopsys.ai EDA suite to provide our design teams with tools that can accelerate high-quality RTL generation and reduce turnaround time for complex design tasks. We are excited to be working with Synopsys on this transformative journey.”
AI-driven EDA tools are already able to make decisions. Adding a conversational front-end to these tools provides another powerful way to enhance chip designs and engineering productivity. Down the road, perhaps it won’t be a stretch for GenAI to anticipate the designer’s needs. Maybe it could even help with going from natural language spec to creating entire design workflows. Imagine that.