PARIS ASIC provider Hisilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. announced it has established Synopsys Inc. as its primary EDA partner across its implementation and verification design flows.
Hisilicon, a subsidiary of Huawei Technologies, said it has extended its licensing agreement with Synopsys in a view to use the company's Galaxy Implementation Platform's IC Compiler place-and-route technology, DC Ultra RTL synthesis, DFTMAX compression, Formality power-aware equivalence checking, PrimeTime SI signal integrity analysis, PrimeTime PX power analysis and StarRC parasitic extraction.
The licensing agreement also covers Synopsys' Discovery Verification Platform's VCSwith MVSIM voltage-aware simulator and HSPICE circuit simulator, as well as MVRC voltage-aware static rule checker, System Studio algorithm design and analysis; and DesignWare IP for PCI Express 2.0, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and DDR2/3.
"By increasing their usage of Synopsys tools, IP and services, Hisilicon will be able to continue to aggressively focus on bringing differentiated network communications and digital media silicon solutions to market," commented John Chilton, senior vice president of marketing and strategic development at Synopsys.
Synopsys Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) recently announced it has expanded its DesignWare Converter IP portfolio for 40nm process technologies.
Synopsys claimed that its DesignWare Data Converter IP portfolio has more than 100 data converter IP solutions comprised of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) supporting Oversampling, Pipeline, Sigma-Delta, SAR and Current Steering architectures.