Synopsys Press

Synopsys Press

About Synopsys Press

Synopsys Press, an imprint of Synopsys, Inc., offers leading-edge educational publications written by industry experts for the technical communities associated with electronic product design. The Technical Series publications provide immediately applicable information on technical topics for electronic system designers, with a special focus on proven industry-best practices to enable the mainstream design community to adopt leading-edge technology and methodology. A hallmark of this content is the extensive peer review and input process, which leads to trusted, from-the-trenches information. Learn more about our selection of Technical and Synopsys-authored books.

Synopsys Press Technical Series


Better Software. Faster!

Better Software. Faster!

Editor: Tom De Schutter (Synopsys). Contributions from: Altera, ARM, Bosch, Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited, General Motors, Hitachi America, Kyocera Document Solutions, Lauterbach, Linaro, Microsoft, Ricoh, Renesas, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Synopsys and VDC Research.

A book that dives deep into virtual prototyping as the key methodology to enable concurrent hardware/software development by decoupling the dependency of the software development from hardware availability. The ability to start software development much earlier in the design cycle drives a true "shift left" of the entire product development schedule and results in better products that are available earlier. The Better Software. Faster! Virtual Prototyping book is available in English, Chinese and Japanese.

Book Cover - FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual (FPMM)

FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual (FPMM)

Authors: Doug Amos (Synopsys), Austin Lesea (Xilinx), René Richter (Synopsys)

A manual that tackles the complexity of FPGA-based prototyping one step at a time. The FPMM identifies the three laws of prototyping and provides information on how they can be broken or overcome by using automation and a design-for-prototyping methodology to improve software quality and project schedules. The FPMM is available in both English and Japanese.

Book Cover - Verification Methodology Manual for Low Power

Verification Methodology Manual for Low Power

Authors: Srikanth Jadcherla (Synopsys), Janick Bergeron (Synopsys), Yoshio Inoue (Renesas), and David Flynn (ARM)

A text that defines a robust and scalable verification architecture that can be used to quickly setup and complete verification of low power designs. The methodology addresses all aspects of functional verification of power management functions, including suggestions for static versus dynamic verification, design-for-verification techniques, and use of assertions and coverage metrics to achieve rapid verification closure.

Synopsys Authored Books - Published by Springer


Book Cover -  Low Power Methodology Manual

Low Power Methodology Manual

Authors: Michael Keating, David Flynn, Rob Aitken, and Alan Gibbons 

A comprehensive and practical guide to managing power in system-on-chip designs, critical to designers using 90nm and below technologies. This book is a must-read for anyone designing, or getting ready to design, SoC's for low power applications.

Book Cover - Verification Methodology Manual for SystemVerilog

Verification Methodology Manual for SystemVerilog

Authors: Janick Bergeron, Eduard Cerny, Alan Hunter, Andy Nightingale

A comprehensive and practical guide to managing power in system-on-chip designs, critical to designers using 90nm and below technologies. This book is a must-read for anyone designing, or getting ready to design, SoC's for low power applications.