Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced delivery of automotive-grade DesignWare® Controller and PHY IP for TSMC’s 7-nanometer (nm) FinFET process. The DesignWare LPDDR4x, MIPI CSI-2 and D-PHY, PCI Express® 4.0, and security IP implement advanced automotive design rules for TSMC 7-nm process to meet the stringent reliability and operation requirements of ADAS and autonomous driving system-on-chips (SoCs). The delivery of automotive-grade IP in TSMC’s 7-nm process further extends Synopsys’ broad portfolio of ISO 26262 ASIL Ready IP solutions in FinFET processes, which has been adopted by more than a dozen leading automotive companies. The IP meets stringent AEC-Q100 temperature requirements, delivering high reliability for automotive SoCs. In addition, the included automotive safety packages with Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) reports enable designers to save months of development effort and accelerate SoC-level functional safety assessments.
“TSMC’s and Synopsys’ long history of successful collaboration has enabled our mutual customers to benefit from the latest technology advancements to help them achieve their performance, power, and area goals,” said Suk Lee, TSMC senior director of the Design Infrastructure Marketing Division. “Delivering automotive-grade DesignWare IP for TSMC’s 7-nanometer FinFET process underscores Synopsys’ continued commitment to providing designers with the quality IP necessary to meet their aggressive design goals and get products to market faster.”
“Developing automotive-grade IP requires intensive knowledge and strict processes to ensure the IP meets stringent ISO 26262 functional safety and AEC-Q100 reliability standards,” said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys. “Synopsys continues to make significant investments in developing automotive-qualified IP for the most advanced processes, such as TSMC’s 7-nanometer, to help designers accelerate their SoC-level qualification effort for functional safety, reliability, and automotive quality.”