Synopsys DesignWare USB 2.0 and Ethernet IP enables first-pass success for STMicroelectronics
News Release from:
08 October 2009
Synopsys has announced that STMicroelectronics (ST) has achieved first-pass silicon success for its STM32 Connectivity Line of system-on-chips (SoCs) utilising the Synopsys DesignWare USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) and Ethernet digital controllers. ST, a global leader in developing and delivering SoC and semiconductor solutions, evaluated several IP vendors and selected Synopsys DesignWare IP solutions because they are high-quality, include the right feature set, and have been silicon-proven in a wide range of applications.
ST also benefitted from having convenient access to a knowledgeable, local technical support team. By using Synopsys DesignWare IP, ST was able to focus their engineering expertise on their product differentiation and meet their time-to-market schedule.
The STM32 Connectivity Line, targeting networked, real-time and audio applications, required a USB 2.0 OTG interface, to allow end products to act as both a USB host and device, and an Ethernet interface that supports the newly released IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol. After evaluating several IP providers on features, technical support, scalability and maturity of the IP, ST determined that Synopsys DesignWare IP was the clear leader in all areas. Synopsys delivered USB and Ethernet IP solutions that were highly configurable, enabling ST to easily integrate the cores within weeks. In addition, the DesignWare Ethernet IP was the only IP solution at the time to support the IEEE 1588-2008 specification.
Synopsys is well trusted in the design community and provided us with high-quality DesignWare USB and Ethernet IP solutions that enabled us to meet our aggressive project schedule and achieve first-pass silicon success, said Ludovic Ruat, digital IP design manager, Microcontrollers Division, STMicroelectronics. Our established relationship with Synopsys enables us to have access to a very strong roadmap that we can rely on for future product developments.
As a leader in connectivity IP, Synopsys focuses on providing top companies such as ST with high-quality IP solutions that not only include the right features but are also backed by an expert technical support team to help ensure their success, said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for the Solutions Group at Synopsys. It is important for Synopsys to provide IP that works right the first time so that our customers can lower risk and deliver innovative products to the market faster.