Data Converter IP Solutions


Data converters are at the core of every analog interface to SoCs, which are moving into more advanced processes to take advantage of process scaling. Synopsys’ DesignWare Data Converter IP portfolio, consisting of silicon-proven analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs), is available in leading foundry processes from 180-nm to 12-nm.

The pre-validated, high-speed, high-performance, compact and low-power data converters enable designers to 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 750 MSPS and 1 GSPS respectively, and the companion PLL delivers 5 GHz low jitter sampling clock for ADCs and DACs.

Synopsys’ high-quality DesignWare Data Converter IP solutions have been implemented in more than 300 production designs for mobile and wireless communications (5G, LTE/LTE-A, NB-IOT/CAT-M, WiFi 11ac/ax), wired communications (PLC,, MoCA), IF demodulation, Radar and imaging, multimedia and digital TV, Internet of Things (IoT), and sensor data acquisition applications.


  • Over 18 years of delivering proven advanced ADC/DAC data converters
  • 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
  • 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 and PLL for communication AFE applications
  • Available in a wide range of foundry process technologies from 180-nm to 12-nm


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