Synopsys Announces Broad IP Portfolio for TSMC 16FFC Process

April 08, 2016, anysilicon

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced a broad IP portfolio for TSMC’s 16-nanometer FinFET Compact (16FFC) process for reliable integration into cost-sensitive, ultra-low power applications including mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), digital home and automotive. Synopsys DesignWare® IP on the 16FFC process enables designers to accelerate development of SoCs that incorporate logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test and repair, USB 3.1/3.0/2.0, USB-C 3.1/DisplayPort 1.3, DDR4/3, LPDDR4, PCI Express® 4.0/3.1/2.1, SATA 6G, HDMI 2.0, MIPI M-PHY and D-PHY and data converter IP.


“Synopsys’ broad portfolio of high-quality IP on the 16FFC process is another significant milestone in our successful history of providing silicon-proven IP in advanced FinFET processes,” said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and prototyping at Synopsys. “With a complete, low-power solution including Synopsys PHY IP on the TSMC 16FFC process and digital interface controller IP that supports the IEEE 1801-2009 Unified Power Format, designers can reduce SoC power consumption and extend battery life for smart phones, consumer products and wearables.”


The DesignWare Logic Libraries and DDR4/3 PHYs are available now for TSMC 16FFC. DesignWare USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 PHYs, HDMI 2.0 PHYs and MIPI D-PHY design kits are available in March 2016.

The DesignWare Memory Compilers, STAR Memory System and STAR Hierarchical System® solutions, PCI Express 4.0/3.1/2.1 PHYs, SATA 6G PHYs, MIPI M-PHY, USB-C 3.1/DisplayPort 1.3 PHYs, LPDDR4 PHYs and data converter IP design kits are scheduled to be available for TSMC 16FFC in Q2 2016.

About DesignWare IP

Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test, analog IP, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, embedded processors and subsystems. To accelerate prototyping, software development and integration of IP into SoCs, Synopsys’ IP Accelerated initiative offers IP prototyping kits, IP software development kits and IP subsystems. Synopsys’ extensive investment in IP quality, comprehensive technical support and robust IP development methodology enables designers to reduce integration risk and accelerate time-to-market. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit http://www.synopsys.com/designware.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 16th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

Editorial Contacts:
Monica Marmie
Synopsys, Inc.

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