Industry Leading Productivity


Synopsys IC Validator™ physical verification high-performance signoff solution improves productivity for customers at all process nodes, from mature to advanced. Synopsys IC Validator offers the industry’s best distributed processing scalability to over 4,000 CPU cores. The tool’s performance and scalability enabled some of the industry’s largest reticle limit chips with billions of transistors, same-day design rule checking (DRC), layout versus schematic (LVS), and fill turnaround time.

IC Validator is seamlessly integrated with the Synopsys Fusion Compiler™ RTL-to-GDSII solution and IC Compiler® II place and route system in the Synopsys Digital Design Family. This integrated fusion technology accelerates design closure for manufacturing by enabling independent signoff-quality analysis and automatic repair within the implementation environment.

Key Benefits

Improved Accuracy
Detects and resolves design issues early in the design process, ensuring accuracy and precision without impacting performance or yield
Increased Productivity
Complete physical verification tasks in as little as half a day with half of the compute resources typically required
Seamless integration from synthesis to signoff, enabling faster design iterations and better collaboration among teams

What's new in IC Validator

Latest Videos

Thought Leadership Podcast: A Discussion with Cerebras Systems

Listen to an insightful discussion between Synopsys and Cerebras Systems on the challenges facing physical verification and how to address them.

Nvidia Uses Synopsys IC Validator to Meet Aggressive Productivity Goals

Nvidia’s Senior Manager for Hardware Engineering, Ramulu Undevalli shares how he and his team used Synopsys IC Validator™ for physical verification and achieved significant time savings.

Intel Uses Synopsys IC Validator to Meet Physical Verification Requirements

Intel’s Senior SoC Design Engineer, Matt Nichelson talks about the physical verification challenges his team faced and how Synopsys IC Validator™ helped to meet those challenges with significant results.