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Virtual Prototypes for Early Software Development: Requirements, Solutions ...

"In previous white papers, we've looked at the demands of the rapidly changing market and how the use of virtual prototypes has evolved to help meet them. In this white paper, we look specifically ...

FinFET Technology – Understanding and Productizing a New Transistor From TSMC...

This white paper discusses the major challenges with FinFETs and how TSMC has been collaborating with Synopsys, one of their ecosystem partners, to deliver a complete solution. Key elements of this...

The Power of Developing Hardware and Software in Parallel

"Exploring trends in the highly competitive mobile device market and the highly regulated automotive industry, this paper will discuss the challenges device development teams face today and how ...

Virtual Prototypes: When, Where And How To Use Them

An innovation-hungry public and a highly competitive marketplace make for short product cycles, while the sophistication and performance expected of digital devices grows with every new product ...

Designing the Right Architecture

In this white paper, we present a tool-assisted system-level performance analysis flow for interconnect and memory performance optimization using Synopsys Platform Architect. This environment ...

Advanced Verification IP Accelerates PCIe Integration Test

PCI Express is an excellent example of where design reuse and adoption has become the norm for design teams, so while the verification teams are no longer faced with full compliance testing they ...

Debugging Embedded Software Using Virtual Prototypes

Virtualization of Electronic Systems plays an increasingly important role for the design of today’s complex electronic systems. This article introduces the usage and benefits of Virtual Prototypes ...

Methods and Tools for Bring-Up and Debug of an FPGA-Based ASIC Prototype

Software simulation of RTL is no longer capable of providing all of the verification required for today's complex ASIC designs. Modern ASICs are a complex mixture of hardware and software, so it is...

Discovery Verification IP

New Generation of VIP to Address the Growing Challenge of Complex Protocol and SoC Verification. - Neill Mullinger, Synopsys - February, 2012

The Shifting Landscape of SoC Verification

The next major shift in verification technology will bring about an order-of-magnitude increase in productivity, which will help design teams to address the rising cost of verification. - Michael ...