Synopsys Specialty I/O

Synopsys Specialty I/O provides the functionality and reliability required for market segments such as mobile, automotive, and cloud. Available in process technologies from 3-nm to 180-nm, the specialty I/O library includes support for multiple voltages and a full set of support cells (supply, corner spacers, diode breakers, terminators). Synopsys specialty I/Os meet critical power, performance, area (PPA) and reliability requirements for standards including LVDS, sLVDS, eMMC, I2C and I3C.

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Product Update: New DesignWare IOs

Join this update on Synopsys’ DesignWare GPIO and Specialty IO IP, including LVDS, I2C and I3C. The IO portfolio is silicon-proven across a range of foundries and process nodes, and is ready for your next SoC design.

Faisal Goriawalla
Foundation IP Product Marketing Manager


  • LVDS I/O for up to 1.6 Gbps data rates
    • Customizable output swing, power-down mode and quick power-up
    • Supports additional hooks and parallel buffers for boundary scan
    • Termination impedance/current control
    • Robust ESD and latch-up protection circuitry
  • eMMC 5.0 I/O for 400+ Mbps data rates
    • Supports high-voltage range of 1.7V-3.6V
    • Supports low-voltage range of 1.1V-1.95V
    • Fully selectable output impedance