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Synopsys Interface IP Portfolio on 16-nm FinFET Process Meets Stringent Automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 1 Temperature Requirements

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 --


  • AEC-Q100 designed and tested DesignWare IP includes LPDDR4, MIPI D-PHY, PCI Express 3.1 and Ethernet on 16-nm FinFET process technologies
  • IP with available test reports meets Grade 1 temperature (-40C to 125C ambient) and mission profile requirements, delivering high reliability for automotive SoCs
  • ASIL Ready ISO 26262 certified IP with safety packages, FMEDA reports and safety manuals accelerates SoC-level functional safety assessments

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that its 16-nm FinFET DesignWare® Interface IP for LPDDR4 multiPHY, MIPI D-PHY and Multi-Protocol 10G PHY supporting PCI Express 3.1 and Ethernet have met the AEC-Q100 Grade 1 temperature requirements. This is the latest achievement in Synopsys' long-term investment in providing designers with a broad portfolio of automotive IP that is designed and tested for AEC-Q100 reliability, offers ASIL Ready ISO 26262 certification and supports automotive quality management. The IP is designed to meet a range of automotive temperature profiles to support operations in a variety of automotive applications. In addition, the IP includes automotive safety packages with Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) reports, which saves months of development effort and accelerates the qualification process for automotive system-on-chips (SoCs).

"The new class of SoCs supporting safety-critical ADAS functions are predicted to grow in volumes with a CAGR of 48% in the next 3 years," said Luca De Ambroggi, principal analyst for automotive electronics at IHS Markit. "Meeting the automotive industry's strict reliability standards and operating temperature requirements are key for ADAS SoCs. By providing AEC-Q100 Grade 1 IP, Synopsys is helping designers to quickly meet their design and qualification goals."

"Today's connected cars performing numerous safety-critical functions such as lane departure warning and predictive pedestrian protection require SoC designers to integrate IP that adheres to stringent automotive standards," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys. "Synopsys has made significant investments in providing IP that helps designers accelerate the development and qualification of their automotive SoCs as defined by ISO 26262 functional safety, AEC-Q100 reliability and automotive quality standards."

Availability and More Resources

The Grade 1 temperature, ASIL Ready ISO 26262 certified DesignWare PHY IP for LPDDR4, MIPI, PCI Express and Ethernet are available now.

For more information on Synopsys' DesignWare Automotive IP solutions, visit the web page.