Physical Design and Assistance

Overview of Services

Our physical design consultants are available to assist your team throughout the entire RTL-to-GDSII process, from performing specialized tasks at the block level to full-chip implementations. 

  • Perform Specific Tasks: Our consultants are available to perform dedicated physical design tasks at the block and chip level.
  • Assist with Advanced Process Node Migration: Is your design team migrating to an advanced process node such as 16FF+, 10nm, or 7nm? Our consultants will help you get better results quicker while simultaneously helping you avoid common pitfalls.
  • Help Your Team Transition from an ASIC Handoff to a COT flow: If your company is transitioning from an ASIC to a COT handoff, have our physical design consultants deploy a new flow, perform the physical design tasks, and ultimately help your team become self-reliant on future COT handoff projects.
  • Chip Optimization: Our consultants are ready to help optimize your chips for power, performance, and area. Hire us to help you close your designs for timing, signal integrity, and power integrity.


Case Study

Project# A3HEJG: Design Exploration Helps Startup Prove Feasibility of IP Performance

A startup needed to prove its IP performance feasibility claims to potential customers. They hired Synopsys Design Services for Physical Design & Assistance.

Our consultants setup the flow, created a floorplan and performed synthesis-through-route-optimization tasks, including static timing and extraction. Subsequent analysis lent credibility to the client’s performance predictions for both timing and power.

The engineering manager described the engagement as “…much more than the standard consulting services…” describing the access to multiple Synopsys experts as like having “…a network of resources to tap into.” Synopsys Design Services delivered more than expected, “…helping us down the road” by also presenting recommendations for delivering the IP as a hard macro.

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