The Week In Review: Design/IoT

Synopsys updates photonic and optical tools; Imagination inks deals with ANSYS and Synopsys; Rambus and SK Hynix extend license.



Synopsys updated its family of software tools for photonic component and optical communication system design, adding new IMEC foundry component libraries and DSP algorithms for photonic chips, modulator circuits and coherent transceivers, as well as a new platform for modeling large-core multimode fibers.


Imagination inked two deals: one with ANSYS for its integrated circuit power analysis and optimization solutions and one for Synopsys’ place and route solution, which used as part of the design flow used to tape out its ray tracing graphics processor test silicon, based on Imagination’s reference design.

SK Hynix extended a current license agreement with Rambus, allowing the company to use Rambus’ memory-related patents through July 2024.