Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) today announced a comprehensive portfolio of IP optimized to address the security, wireless connectivity, energy-efficient and sensor processing requirements for a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as wearables, smart appliances, metering and wireless sensor networks. The DesignWare® IP portfolio for the IoT includes power- and area-efficient logic libraries, memory compilers, non-volatile memory (NVM), data converters, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, ultra-low power processor cores and an integrated sensor and control IP subsystem. In addition, Synopsys’ embARC Open Software Platform offers online access to open-source and commercial drivers, operating systems and middleware to accelerate development of application software. By providing the industry’s broadest portfolio of IP and software solutions optimized for the IoT, Synopsys enables developers to accelerate development of IoT systems.
“Our close collaboration with Synopsys on many generations of TSMC process technologies has enabled us to provide our mutual customers with the IP they need to meet the performance, power and area targets for their applications,” said Suk Lee, senior director of Design Infrastructure Marketing Division at TSMC. “The joint development of the low-power, integrated IoT IP platform on TSMC’s 40-nanometer process is another example of how Synopsys and TSMC help designers achieve their project goals and quickly ramp into production.
“The worldwide Embedded and IoT market is poised for exponential growth over the next five years, with embedded and intelligent connected systems expected to reach 11.5 billion unit shipments* annually in 2019,” said Mario Morales, program vice president, Enabling Technologies and Semiconductors at IDC, “Technology suppliers than can offer a comprehensive IP portfolio, from essential hardware, software tools, security, to relevant ecosystem support for applications, will be critical to helping the design community address the growing presence of an emerging set of vendors focused on the next growth market.”