Cloud native EDA tools & pre-optimized hardware platforms
Arm®-based SoC designs are driving the next wave of product and market innovation. These SoCs are architected to deliver superior connectivity, improved security, increased processing power, longer battery life, and advanced AI for next-generation products in a range of growing markets. Synopsys and Arm® have a long history of R&D collaboration, leading to solutions that enable mutual customers to accelerate their software development, co-verification of hardware and software, and quality of Arm-based designs.
Today, the majority of advanced SoCs based on Arm processors are designed using Synopsys solutions. Synopsys’ optimized solutions for implementation of Arm processors include:
Synopsys has been delivering FPGA-based prototyping systems to hardware and software engineers for more than 10 years. The HAPS® (High-performance ASIC Prototyping Systems) family of products provides an integrated and scalable hardware-software solution used by design and verification teams to improve their ASIC design schedules and avoid costly device re-spins. HAPS® supports all Arm processor cores & select Arm RealView® CoreTile Express boards.
Start development months before the hardware design is complete, enabling full system bring-up to occur within days of silicon availability:
Arm and Synopsys collaborate to enable software development, architecture compliance and design verification of SoCs based on Arm® processors and Arm AMBA protocol interfaces. At every stage of design verification cycle starting from IP to SoC, Synopsys provides directed payload to software-driven verification solutions.
Synopsys protocol verification solutions consisting of VIP, transactors, memory models, monitors and in-circuit speed adaptors for Arm Protocols and interconnects, enable verification engineers to build Arm SoCs and sub-systems to verify AMBA interfaces, test architectural compliance and tune the performance of interconnect and memory subsystems. To enable more rapid and productive verification of Arm-based SoCs, Synopsys and Arm have collaborated on many initiatives, including: SystemVerilog, verification methodology, simulation performance, low power verification, debug and verification IP for AMBA interconnect.
Arm and Synopsys to closely align on product roadmaps and enhance Synopsys' Interface IP and Verification IP solutions with specific compute capabilities for Arm processor IP, maximizing system performance. Synopsys’ silicon-proven interface IP includes the most widely used protocols such CXL, Die-to-Die, PHYs and controllers for DDR, HBM, PCI Express®, CCIX, Ethernet, and USB. Synopsys VIP is approved for the full range of protocols from AMBA 5 CHI, AMBA AXI/ACE to APB. The VIP is extensively tested in conjunction with Arm interconnects, including the CCI and CCN family of interconnects, and includes specific test sequences, coverage points and checks targeted at verification of these interconnects. Designers can trust that Synopsys IP will be interoperable and successfully integrate into their Arm-based SoCs while minimizing risk and accelerating time to market.
Our collaboration with Synopsys enables our customers to design and deploy market-shaping solutions into the fast-expanding hyperscale space.
Vice President of CPU Engineering, Central Engineering
Our strategic collaboration with Synopsys over the last three decades enables our mutual customers to implement high-performance and energy-efficient Arm-based SoCs. Working closely with Synopsys during pre-beta IP development stages allows us to provide complete solutions that address a range of markets from mobile to the infrastructure.
Vice President and General Manager, Partner Enablement Group
The pace of innovation happening in this next era of computing underscores the importance of faster time-to-market for SoCs. The deployment of Synopsys functional verification solutions on AWS Graviton2 processors demonstrate the growth of Arm in the cloud. We look forward to what our mutual customers will bring to market using the growing set of EDA tools now available on Arm.
SVP and GM, Infrastructure Line of Business
As more software-intensive Arm-based HPC, 5G, GPU, AI and automotive applications are developed, there is an increasing demand for faster emulation and accelerated verification, and we continue to work closely with Synopsys to address that need for our mutual customers.
Senior Director of Design Services
Our broad collaboration with Synopsys has enabled us to push the industry's achievable performance-per-Watt for highly pervasive computing in the client compute market.
SVP and GM, Client Line of Business
Synopsys' Fusion Design Platform and QuickStart Implementation Kits provide a design-ready solution for next-generation Arm-based processors. This is a great example of how Samsung 5LPE technology can be utilized to give designers a competitive advantage in their high-performance CPU designs.
Executive Vice President of Foundry Design Platform Development