High-Quality IP for Connected Vehicle and Infotainment

Auto makers are planning the next-generation passenger experience to embrace the content explosion brought by smartphones and cloud connectivity. From embedded functions such as on-board navigation and satellite radio, to gesture recognition and Internet applications, infotainment growth for the connected car is driving the need for flexible and adaptable solutions. Infotainment SoCs supporting real-time multimedia networks and incorporating the latest interface IP standards and protocols in emerging automotive operating systems require a broad, high-quality IP portfolio for automotive applications. Synopsys offers USB, LPDDR4, HDMI, MIPI, PCI Express®, mobile storage, security, data converters, logic libraries, embedded memories, Sensor and Control IP Subsystem, and ARC® and EV vision processors to speed SoC development in the latest 28-nm and 16/14-nm FinFET process technologies. Synopsys also offers Ethernet IP that supports Audio Video Bridging (AVB) and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards, and enables predictable and reliable networks for functional safety ADAS applications. 

DesignWare IP for Connected Vehicle and Infotainment SoCs Block Diagram


  • Low latency, multi-port LPDDR4 controller and PHY supporting speeds up to 3200 Mbps offers multi-port access to shared main memory, enabling protocol engines for embedded vision and high-performance heterogeneous processing.
  • Configurable Ethernet QoS controller is optimized for low latency and supports high-performance automotive applications requiring audio video bridging including the new Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) standards.
  • MIPI D-PHY and MIPI CSI-2 and DSI controllers meet the latest MIPI specifications and enable multiple camera and display scenarios while meeting power and area requirements.
  • MIPI I3C controller IP, compliant with the latest MIPI I3C specification supports all data rates up to 33.4 Mbps with in-band interrupts within the 2-wire interface.
  • UFS host controller IP provides high-throughput, low-power, low-latency embedded and removable storage.
  • HDMI PHY and controller IP,  compliant with the latest HDMI 2.1 specification, delivers the highest digital video & audio experience.
  • HPC Design Kit with embedded memories optimized for SoC processors: CPU, GPU and DSP are designed for demanding electro migration conditions.
  • STAR Memory System offers ECC support for multi-bit error correction.
  • Security IP for HDCP 2.2 offers increased content protection.
  • Sensor & Control IP Subsystem optimized to process data from digital and analog sensors and offload host processors to enable more power-efficient processing of the sensor data is implemented using Synopsys’ 32-bit ARC EM processor.
  • EV vision processors offer multicore architecture for object detection implementing convolutional neural network (CNN) with OpenCV and OpenVX software programming environments.
  • ARC EM, HS, and EV Functional Safety Processor IP supports ISO 26262 functional safety applications with integrated hardware safety features. 
  • PCI Express® controllers and PHY is optimized for power, performance and area with data protection and reliability features.
  • 12-bit SAR ADC offers high resolution up to 12-bit, 320MSPS ADC/DAC converters with high dynamic range and high speed for extended application range.