Data Converter IP Solutions


Data converters are at the core of every analog interface to systems-on-chips (SoCs), which are moving into more advanced processes to take advantage of process scaling. However, integrating the analog interfaces become a challenge in advance processes due to the perceived bad analog characteristics such as the available reduced supply voltage and large area requirements.

Synopsys’ DesignWare Data Converter IP portfolio consists of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs), auxiliary converters, video DACs (VDACs) and analog front-ends (AFEs), and is based on state-of-the-art architectures, including the parallel Successive Approximation Register (SAR). The pre-validated, high-performance, compact and low-power data converter IP is available in leading foundry processes from 180-nm to 12-nm. With the IP, designers can integrate critical functionality in their SoCs and meet the analog front-end interface requirements, while lowering BOM cost and minimizing integration risks. The 12-bit analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters deliver fast conversion rates up to 320 MSPS and 640 MSPS respectively, and the companion PLL delivers 5 GHz low clock jitter.

Synopsys’ high-quality DesignWare Data Converter IP solutions have been implemented in more than 300 production designs for mobile and wireless communications (LTE/LTE-A, NB-IOT/CAT-M, WiFi 11ac/ax), wired communications (PLC,, MoCA), IF demodulation, multimedia, imaging and digital TV, Internet of Things (IoT), and sensor data acquisition applications.


  • Over 15 years of delivering proven advanced ADC/DAC data conversion solutions for broadband communications, multimedia, IoT, sensors and more
  • Optimized to lower BOM cost and minimize integration constraints
  • High performance, high speed, low power 12-bit ADCs deliver conversion speeds up to 320 MSPS, and 12-bit DACs up to 640 MSPS
  • High performance, ultra-low power 12-bit and 14-bit SAR ADCs for IoT applications deliver conversation speeds up to 5 MSPS
  • Complete offering includes auxiliary converters, PLL and AFEs for communication applications
  • A wide range of foundry process technologies in production from 180-nm to 28-nm


Take advantage of Synopsys' complete analog IP solutions for a variety of applications, including: