Synopsys' DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 xHCI Host Controller IP Receives USB-IF Certification
Silicon-Proven DesignWare IP Lowers Design Risk and Allows Interoperability with USB 3.0-Enabled Products
"Passing SuperSpeed USB certification is a crucial product milestone demonstrating that the Synopsys DesignWare IP meets the standards required for interoperability, which is a cornerstone for the mass adoption of USB," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president and COO. "Synopsys' proper implementation of the U1 and U2 power saving modes will help extend the battery life in future USB products."
"As a leading developer of USB 3.0 software, it was critical that MCCI partner with Synopsys, a trusted IP provider, for the development of the MCCI USB 3.0 xHCI Datapump Host Stack," said Terry Moore, CEO of MCCI. "Our close collaboration with Synopsys throughout the years has enabled us to create an interoperable USB 3.0 software platform that delivers fast SuperSpeed USB transfer speeds and full legacy support, while taking advantage of power savings from U1 and U2 modes. Whether in an embedded system, on Linux, or as a Windows driver, the MCCI software stack, combined with emulated FPGA hardware, allows developers to focus on system issues early in the development cycle."
"For the past 15 years, Synopsys has delivered high-quality USB IP solutions that have been integrated in more than 2000 designs," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and Systems at Synopsys. "The DesignWare SuperSpeed 3.0 IP is a complete, market proven and certified solution consisting of DesignWare digital controllers, PHYs and verification IP. Combined with Synopsys' virtual prototyping and HAPS® FPGA-based prototyping solutions, Synopsys' certified USB IP products help designers lower integration risk and ensure interoperability with billions of USB-enabled devices."
The silicon-proven DesignWare SuperSpeed 3.0 USB Device, Host and Dual-Role Device Controllers are available now along with, verification IP, virtual prototype and drivers. The DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PHY IP is available in leading 65-nanometer (nm) and 130-nm process technologies now, with support for 28-nm and 40-nm process technologies scheduled to be available in the first half of 2011. For more information on DesignWare USB IP, please visit: http://www.synopsys.com/usb or follow our blog at http://www.synopsysoc.org/....
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Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes complete interface IP solutions consisting of controllers, PHY and Verification IP for widely used protocols, analog IP, embedded memories, logic libraries, embedded test & repair IP, audio post-processing software and configurable processor cores. In addition, Synopsys offersSystemC transaction-level models to build virtual prototypes for rapid, pre-silicon development of software. With a robust IP development methodology, reuse tools, extensive investment in quality and comprehensive technical support, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit: http://www.synopsys.com/.... Follow us on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/....
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.