Synopsys and Arm strengthen partnership

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Synopsys has said that its design, verification and IP solutions have been optimised to deliver maximum performance-per-watt for the latest Armv9 architecture-based SoCs.

Synopsys' EDA and IP solutions combined with Arm’s Immortalis and Mali GPUs and Arm Cortex-A and Cortex-X CPUs will help to address the specialised processing demands of high-performance computing applications, and is intended to complement the Arm Total Compute Solutions approach to SoC design.

Early adopters of these cores have successfully taped out multiple SoCs, achieving optimum power, performance and area (PPA) targets using Synopsys' solutions.

"The growing demand for specialised processing, enhanced security and AI capabilities is driving demand for Armv9 architecture-based processors," said Paul Williamson, SVP and GM, Client Line of Business, Arm. "The long-standing collaboration between Synopsys and Arm provides the foundation for our mutual customers to confidently develop next-generation mobile applications with sustained high performance and high efficiency required to deliver the ultimate user experiences."

"The principles of Arm's Total Compute strategy are built on a solutions-focused approach to deliver optimised SoC designs, which aligns with Synopsys' end-to-end design, verification and IP solutions that enable design teams to achieve optimal PPA goals," explained Sanjay Bali, vice president of Marketing and Strategy for the Silicon Realization Group at Synopsys. "As we continue deepening our relationship, we are together addressing the need for secure, specialised processing to optimise the digital experience on next-generation devices."

Key Synopsys technologies supporting the latest Cortex-A715, Cortex-A510 and Cortex-X3 CPUs and Immortalis-G715, Mali-G715 and Mali-G615 gaming-optimised GPUs include:

  • The Synopsys Digital Design Family, consisting of technology-fused products with shared best-in-class engines to provide a framework to achieve optimum PPA for Arm-based designs across all leading technology processes. Synopsys RTL Architect, Synopsys Fusion Compiler, Synopsys and Synopsys Tweaker ECO products accelerate the development, implementation and signoff of power-optimised architectures for Arm cores. The family also includes Synopsys Silicon Lifecycle Management optimisation software, which can find configurations to maximise performance of the new Arm cores.
  • The Synopsys Verification Family, which speeds software development, verification throughput and time-to-market for Arm-based designs.
  • The silicon-proven Synopsys Interface IP products, which deliver the performance, power efficiency, security and real-time connectivity for systems implementing the latest Arm processor cores. The broad Synopsys IP portfolio, consisting of controllers and PHYs, supports the latest protocols optimised for the rapid development of Arm-based SoCs.

Synopsys QuickStart Implementation Kits (QIKs) include implementation scripts and reference guides that enable adopters of the newest Armv9 cores to accelerate time-to-market and achieve their demanding performance-per-Watt targets.

These QIKs are available through the Arm support hub or from Synopsys SolvNet.