MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. announced that its DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP has surpassed 40 SoC design wins and more than 30 customer licensees worldwide.
Because Synopsys' DesignWare USB 3.0 Digital Core and PHY IP has been broadly adopted by leading semiconductor companies targeting a variety of applications and process technologies, designers can be confident the IP is silicon-proven and can lower their SoC integration risk.
"In-Stat expects several hundred million USB 3.0-enabled devices will ship in 2012, including a large share of tablets, mobile and desktop PCs, external hard drives and flash drives," said Brian O'Rourke, research director at In-Stat. "By 2014, we expect many consumer electronics devices to transition to USB 3.0, including digital cameras, mobile phones and digital televisions. Overall, in 2014, we forecast that 1.4 billion USB 3.0 devices will ship. IP suppliers like Synopsys will help fuel this explosion in USB 3.0 adoption."
"Working with Synopsys for our USB 3.0 controller, HDMI controller and PHY IP helped us mitigate our project risk and reach volume production with our first-pass silicon," said Jonathan Jeacocke, VP of engineering at DisplayLink. "In addition, we used Synopsys' HAPS FPGA-based prototyping solution to build fully functional systems for at-speed testing of USB 3.0 and HDMI, including architecture validation, performance testing, software development and customer demonstrations. We've already started our next design with Synopsys' IP."
"We taped-out Synopsys' DesignWare USB 3.0 host and USB 3.0 device in three chips targeted at the digital home and PC peripheral markets, and all are now shipping in mass production," said Jessy Chen, executive VP of Realtek Semiconductor. "We chose Synopsys DesignWare IP because of the company's excellent track record in USB 2.0. With Synopsys' USB 3.0 IP now fully certified and proven in our chips, we are certain we picked the right IP partner. We have been at the forefront of USB 3.0 development and integration, and have many innovative chips using Synopsys USB 3.0 IP coming in 2012."
Synopsys DesignWare SuperSpeed USB delivers more than 10x the data transfer rate of Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) and is backwards compatible with previous USB technologies, maintaining interoperability with more than three billion USB products in the market. Synopsys' complete DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP solution, comprised of xHCI host and device controllers, PHY and verification IP, delivers high performance in a compact footprint, making it ideal for mobile, home entertainment, computer, networking and automotive applications.
"As consumer demand grows, companies can add USB 3.0 to their products and rely on Synopsys for high-quality IP solutions that reduce integration risk," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and systems at Synopsys. "With more than 40 design wins and counting, the DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP is silicon-proven and extensively validated through customer use. Achieving this milestone reinforces Synopsys' reputation as a leading provider of high-quality IP that reduces interoperability risk and accelerates time-to-market."
The DesignWare SuperSpeed 3.0 USB xHCI host, device, dual-role device and hub controllers are available now. USB 3.0 reference drivers, transaction-level models for virtual prototyping and verification IP are also available now. The DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PHY IP is available now in more than 12 process nodes from 130-nm to 28-nm.