Synopsys collaborates with Samsung foundry for Cloud verification

Synopsys has collaborated with Samsung Foundry to provide a secure, scalable cloud-based IC design and verification environment on the Synopsys Cloud Solution for designers using Samsung Foundry’s  process technologies.

The Synopsys Cloud Solution provides optimised and proven infrastructure and services to enable IC design and verification teams to optimise the cloud from providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, as well as the Synopsys-hosted infrastructure.

The collaboration enables system on chip (SoC) teams to design in the cloud using Synopsys EDA tools and IP and Samsung Foundry’s process technology. Samsung Foundry reports that it was able to accelerate the development of its 7nm high density standard cell libraries, leveraging Synopsys’ SiliconSmart characterisation on the cloud.

Samsung says that it deployed Synopsys’ SiliconSmart solution on the Synopsys-managed cloud infrastructure to accelerate characterisation of its 7LPP standard cell library about 30 per cent, from three months to two.

The Synopsys DesignWare IP group has used this cloud solution with Synopsys’ IC Validator physical verification solution to accelerate the tapeout of the DesignWare USB 3.1 PHY IP, incorporating the DesignWare High-Density Logic Library on Samsung’s 7nm low-power process.

The Synopsys Cloud Solution provides optimised infrastructure with security protections and services for IC design and verification teams.

The Synopsys-managed Cloud Solution supports EDA design flows, including cloud-optimized products that exploit the scalability of cloud infrastructures

A range of services for EDA environments in the cloud, such as setup, configuration, on-boarding, tools, and license installation to provide fully-integrated tools to handle diverse or complex EDA workflows

Synopsys ZeBu Cloud services, providing access to the industry’s fastest emulation system in a fully-managed cloud-based model, adds Synopsys.

The collaboration allows the ecosystem and designers to take full advantage of the Samsung Foundry process as well as Synopsys products, while gaining the advantages offered by cloud computing, Synopsys believes.

Synopsys claims to be the world’s 15th largest software company. It has a long history of electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions.

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