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Self-driving cars. Machines that learn. Lightning-fast communication across billions of devices in the datasphere. Synopsys technology is at the heart of innovations that are changing the way people work and play in our era of Smart Everything. We provide the world’s most advanced technologies for chip design, verification, IP integration, and software security and quality testing. In short, we help our customers innovate from silicon to software so they can bring Smart Everything to life.


From Silicon to Software

Key Highlights from SNUG 2022: AI Is Fast Forwarding Chip Design

Learn about the AI chip design breakthroughs and case studies discussed at SNUG Silicon Valley 2022, including autonomous PPA optimization using

May 19, 2022
Award-Winning Processors Drive Greater Intelligence and Safety into Autonomous Automotive Systems

Learn how award-winning ARC processor IP powers automotive functional safety tech, from automotive sensors to embedded vision systems, alongside AI algorithms.

May 18, 2022
Collaborating to Ensure that Software Just Works Across Arm-Based Hardware

Explore Arm's SystemReady program, and learn how we're simplifying hardware/software compliance through pre-silicon testing for Base System Architecture (BSA).

May 17, 2022
Synopsys IP Passes PCIe 5.0 Compliance and Makes Integrators List

Our PCIe 5.0 IP solutions, including digital controllers and PHYs, have passed PCI-SIG 5.0 compliance testing, becoming the first on the 5.0 integrators list.

May 12, 2022
Integration Challenges for Multi-Billion Gate ASICs: Part 3 – Static Linting

Explore the challenges of static linting of code and learn how static linting tools speed up the ASIC development process for faster chip design signoff.

May 11, 2022
National Space Day Special: Optical Design’s Role in the Space Race

For National Space Day we explore the impact of optical design on space exploration, from the JWST and star cameras to the Perseverance rover's Mastcam-Z.

May 6, 2022
Dive Deep into New Neural Processor IP at the Embedded Vision Summit 2022

Embedded Vision Summit 2022 is on the horizon! Dive into the neural processing world & explore trends driving demand for high performance neural network models.

May 4, 2022
Newly Expanded Synopsys Headquarters to Foster Greater Workforce Collaboration

We're consolidating our headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Learn about the new Synopsys campus, a sustainable, collaborative hub for our Bay Area workforce.

Apr 28, 2022
What’s New in PCIe 6.0—Beyond the Bandwidth

We unpack the new PCIe 6.0 specification, including the PAM4 signaling modulation scheme, updated data integrity protections, low-power states, and new PCIe IP.

Apr 27, 2022
Key Highlights from SNUG 2022: Bringing a New Paradigm to Cloud Innovation

Revisit the highlights in cloud-based innovation from SNUG Silicon Valley 2022, including cloud security systems and rapidly scalable cloud EDA tools.

Apr 21, 2022
How Bandwidth-Hungry Applications Are Changing Data Center Architectures

Explore the advantages of data center disaggregation and learn how optical interconnects enable this new architecture with the help of co-packaged optics.

Apr 20, 2022
Catalyzing the Impossible—When Semiconductor Design Gets Its SaaS On

We recap the buzz following SNUG Silicon Valley 2022 and the announcement of our new SaaS EDA platform Synopsys Cloud, unveiled in partnership with Microsoft.

Apr 14, 2022

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Chalk Talks Featuring Synopsys

Expanding SiliconMAX SLM to In-Field
In order to keep up with the rigorous pace of today’s electronic designs, we must have visibility into each step of our IC design lifecycle including debug, bring up and in-field operation. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Steve Pateras from Synopsys about in-field infrastructure for silicon lifecycle management, the role that edge analytics play when it comes to in-field optimization, and how cloud analytics, runtime agents and SiliconMAX sensor analytics can provide you more information than ever before for the lifecycle of your IC design.
Jan 24, 2022
10X Faster Analog Simulation with PrimeSim Continuum
IC design has come a very long way in a short amount of time. Today, our SoC designs frequently include integrated analog, 100+ Gigabit data rates and 3D stacked DRAM integrated into our SoCs on interposers. In order to keep our heads above water in all of this IC complexity, we need a unified circuit simulation workflow and a fast signoff SPICE and FastSPICE architecture. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Hany Elhak from Synopsys about how the unified workflow of the PrimeSim Continuum from Synopsys can help you address systematic and scale complexity for your next IC design.
Nov 1, 2021
Yield Explorer and SiliconDash
Once a design goes to tape-out, the real challenges begin. Teams find themselves drowning in data from design-process-test during production ramp-up, and have to cope with data from numerous sources in different formats in the manufacturing test supply chain. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Mark Laird of Synopsys in part three of our series on the Silicon LifeCycle Management (SLM) platform, discussing how Yield Explorer and SiliconDash give valuable insight to engineering and manufacturing teams.
Apr 12, 2021
In-Chip Sensing and PVT Monitoring
In-chip monitoring can significantly alter the lifecycle management landscape. By taking advantage of modern techniques, today’s more complex designs can be optimized even after they are deployed. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Stephen Crosher of Synopsys about silicon lifecycle management and how to take full advantage of the optimization opportunities available for scalability, reliability, and much more.
Mar 19, 2021
Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM)
Wouldn’t it be great if we could keep on analyzing our IC designs once they are in the field? After all, simulation and lab measurements can never tell the whole story of how devices will behave in real-world use. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Randy Fish of Synopsys about gaining better insight into IC designs through the use of embedded monitors and sensors, and how we can enable a range of new optimizations throughout the lifecycle of our designs.
Feb 25, 2021
Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity Part Two
Physical verification of IC designs at today’s advanced process nodes requires an immense amount of processing power. But, getting your design and verification tools to take full advantage of the compute resources available can be a challenge. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Manoz Palaparthi of Synopsys about dramatically improving the performance of your physical verification process. 
Jan 27, 2021
Accelerating Physical Verification Productivity
Physical verification can take an enormous amount of time, and catching errors early in the process is the best way to avoid costly and time-consuming iterations. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Christen Decoin of Synopsys about accelerating physical design productivity with tools and methods that can help catch errors earlier in the design process.
May 29, 2019


Synopsys Designer’s Digest

Improving Design Robustness and Efficiency for Today’s Advanced Nodes
Learn how designers can take advantage of new ways to efficiently pinpoint voltage bottlenecks, drive voltage margin uniformity, and uncover opportunities to fine-tune operating voltages using PrimeShield design robustness solution.
Sep 28, 2021
PrimeLib Next-Gen Library Characterization - Providing Accelerated Access to Advanced Process Nodes
What’s driving the need for a best-in-class solution for library characterization? In the latest Synopsys Designer’s Digest, learn about various SoC design challenges, requirements, and innovative technologies that deliver faster time-to-market with golden signoff quality. Learn how Synopsys’ PrimeLib™ solution addresses the increase in complexity and accuracy needs for advanced nodes and provides designers and foundries accelerated turn-around time and compute resource optimization.
Jul 14, 2021


Featured Videos from Synopsys

Synopsys PPA(V) Voltage Optimization
Performance-per-watt has emerged as one of the highest priorities in design quality, leading to a shift in technology focus and design power optimization methodologies. Variable operating voltage possess high potential in optimizing performance-per-watt results but requires a signoff accurate and efficient methodology to explore. Synopsys Fusion Design Platform™, uniquely built on a singular RTL-to-GDSII data model, delivers a full-flow voltage optimization and closure methodology to achieve the best performance-per-watt results for the most demanding semiconductor segments.
May 10, 2022
Increasing Semiconductor Predictability in an Unpredictable World
SLM presents significant value-driven opportunities for assessing the reliability and resilience of silicon devices, from data gathered during design, manufacture, test, and in-field. Silicon data driven analytics provide new actionable insights to address the challenges posed to large scale silicon designs.
May 3, 2022
What’s New with Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP?
Understand the market changes driving NVM IP development, how the global wafer shortage is affecting NVM IP selection, why designers choose to work with Synopsys, and the latest development plans for Synopsys DesignWare NVM IP.
Mar 17, 2022
5-nm DesignWare Multi-Protocol 112G PHY IP Long-Reach Demonstration
This video demonstrates the long reach performance of Synopsys' N5 multi-protocol 112G PHY IP transmitter and receiver, showing wide open PAM-4 eyes, maximum performance per lane, and post-FEC zero BER.
Mar 15, 2022
Achieving Higher Safety and Security in Autonomous Vehicles (Episode 1)
Learn how automotive chip design is evolving as the large numbers of sensors being integrated in these systems increases system complexity and drives up processing requirements.
Feb 8, 2022
Accelerating PCIe 6.0 Designs with DesignWare® IP
This video details how designers can make a successful shift to PCIe 6.0 technology, meeting latency, power and performance requirements for a range of applications including storage, retimers and AI accelerators.
Feb 7, 2022
AI SoC Chats: Understanding Compute Needs for AI SoCs
Will your next system require high performance AI? Learn what the latest systems are using for computation, including AI math, floating point and dot product hardware, and processor IP.
Jan 19, 2022
Synopsys & Samtec: Successful 112G PAM-4 System Interoperability
This Supercomputing Conference demo shows a seamless interoperability between Synopsys' DesignWare 112G Ethernet PHY IP and Samtec's NovaRay IO and cable assembly. The demo shows excellent performance, BER at 1e-08 and total insertion loss of 37dB. Synopsys and Samtec are enabling the industry with a complete 112G PAM-4 system, which is essential for high-performance computing.
Jan 5, 2022