Edge Computing Infrastructure

The convergence of cloud and edge is bringing cloud services closer to the end-user for richer, higher performance, and lower latency experiences. At the same time, it is creating new business opportunities for cloud service providers and telecom providers alike as they deliver localized, highly responsive services that enable new online applications.

Edge computing applications include information security, traffic and materials flow management, autonomous vehicle control, augmented and virtual reality, and many others that depend on rapid response. For control systems in particular, data must be delivered reliably and with little time for change between data collection and issuing of commands based on that data.

To minimize application latency, service providers are moving the data collection, storage, and processing infrastructure closer to the point of use—that is, to the network edge. To create the edge computing infrastructure, cloud service providers are partnering with telecommunications companies to deliver cloud services on power- and performance-optimized infrastructure at the network edge.

Synopsys’ DesignWare® Foundation IP, Interface IP, Security IP, and Processor IP are optimized for high performance, low latency, and low power, while supporting the most advanced process technologies.

"For our latest advanced SDR communications SoC, we required a high-performance 56G Ethernet PHY that met our stringent power, area, performance and reliability needs. After an extensive evaluation process, we chose Synopsys. As a trusted IP provider, Synopsys met all of our technical requirements and gave us confidence we would be successful with our design.”

- Udi Shaked | CEO at Inomize

DesignWare IP for Edge Computing

Highlights:

  • DDR memory interface controllers and PHYs supporting system performance up to 6400 Mbps, share main memory with compute offload engines plus network and storage I/O resources
  • HBM2/2E IP allows high memory throughput operating at up to 3.6Gb/s with minimal power consumption
  • CCIX IP solution supports data transfer speeds up to 32 Gbps and cache coherency for faster data access
  • Very high-bandwidth and extremely low latency Compute Express Link (CXL) IP solution supporting CXL 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 specifications, all three CXL protocols (CXL.io, CXL.cache, CXL.mem) and device types 
  • NRZ and PAM-4 56G and 112G Ethernet PHYs for up to 400G/800G hyperscale data center SoCs and configurable controllers compliant with IEEE standards. 
  • Ethernet QoS Controller IP supports real-time networking including Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) specifications for low-latency 5G communications
  • HBI and USR/XSR IP solutions for reliable die-to-die connectivity leverage high-speed SerDes PHY technology up to 112G per lane and wide-parallel bus technology enabling 4Gbps per pin
  • High-performance, low-latency PCI Express controllers and PHYs supporting data rates up to 32GT/s to enable real-time data connectivity
  • Highly integrated, standards-based security IP solutions enable the most efficient silicon design and highest levels of security
  • Low latency embedded memories with standard and ultra-low leakage libraries provide a power- and performance-efficient foundation for SoCs