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Synopsys TestMAX CustomFault


The growth in safety-critical applications has ushered in a paradigm shift in automotive IC functional safety and test coverage analysis. The increased need for safety, low defect rate, and long-term reliability is driving automotive IC designers to augment expert judgment with systematic fault simulation, to ensure a high degree of confidence in their analysis and to comply with the stringent ... » read more

Revolutionizing Automotive Development For The Digital Future


For years, the automotive industry has warned of the impending challenges posed by electrification, autonomous technologies, vehicle-to-everything connectivity, and the uncertain evolution of vehicle ownership. Today, these individual technological leaps, and the ultimate industry revolution they comprise, no longer represent uncomfortable uncertainties, but extremely real and daunting challeng... » read more

Verdi Transaction Debug Platform: A Simplified Way To Debug IIP Designs And SoC


Authors: Abhishek Upadhyay, R&D Engineer, Synopsys, and Kanak Rajput, Application Engineer, Synopsys Design problems that appear in the late phases of the development cycle can be extremely difficult to track down and debug, thus putting project schedules at risk. It’s not uncommon for an engineer to run the verification test on what appears to be the main design problem, only to find the ... » read more

A UFS Verification Closure Flow Using The Synopsys Verification Continuum Platform


It's a longstanding cliche, but it is true that “there is no silver bullet for functional verification.” No single tool or methodology can find and shoot down all the bugs in a large, complex semiconductor design. Simulation is well understood but can be slow for today's large SoCs. Emulation hardware is fast, but expensive enough that it is usually shared across a verification team. Formal... » read more

Accelerating ISO 26262 Compliance For Semiconductor Projects


In recent years, autonomous driving vehicles have become one of the hottest topics in the automotive world. Everyday consumers and electronics professionals are both fascinated by the promise and the risks of autonomous vehicles. Existing automotive semiconductor companies as well as new entrants are making significant investments in this area developing new high performance, feature rich and p... » read more

Using PCIe Real World Interface For High-Speed Hybrid Prototyping


This white paper highlights a novel approach to hybrid prototyping using a PCIe interface between the HAPS FPGA-based prototyping and the Virtualizer virtual prototyping. The use of PCIe real world interface helps to deliver a prototyping system, running fast enough to enable embedded software development and hardware-software co-validation in the shortest possible time. The hybrid prototyping ... » read more

Verdi Transaction Debug Solution: Unified Performance Analysis And Debug For Interconnect


In modern systems on chip (SoCs), where Arm AMBA protocols are intensively used as standard intellectual property (IP) interfaces, the interconnect is usually required to bridge and facilitate the communication between many different IP interfaces. The interconnect presents one of the biggest challenges of SoC verification, considering the different kinds of protocol interfaces, conversion of d... » read more

Securing The Modern Vehicle


For far too long, we’ve lacked the data needed to fully understand how effective the automotive industry is at addressing the software security risks inherent in connected, software-enabled vehicles. Synopsys and SAE International partnered to commission this independent survey of the current cybersecurity practices in the automotive industry to fill this information gap. Click here to rea... » read more

Accelerating Toshiba’s Advanced System-on-Chip (SoC) Design with Synopsys’ Fusion Compiler


Authors: Mitchy M. Mitsuyasu, Senior Specialist, Semiconductor R&D, Toshiba Electronic Device & Storage Corp.; Akira Nikaido, Director Product Marketing, Synopsys. Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, part of the broader Toshiba, Kawasaki Japan, has long been a technology leader in Advanced SoCs spanning multiple, key market verticals. This includes automotive, communications, I... » read more

Analyzing Testbench Design Performance Using Verdi Performance Analyzer


Performance continues to be key factor for the design of any complex system-on-chip (SoC). Moreover, complexity is increasing every day, which poses a challenge for engineers to track performance of the design, yet they are tasked to continuously increase chip performance. This paper describes the challenge to measure design performance and explains how Verdi Performance Analyzer enables run ti... » read more

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