The two companies partner to benefit mutual customers across ARM partner ecosystem
Electronic design automation (EDA) software and services provide Synopsys has signed a multi year agreement with semiconductor firm ARM to licenses a range of energy-efficient, high-performance ARM IP.
Under the deal the two companies will enable SoC designers to optimise the power and performance of ARM technology-based SoCs with Synopsys Galaxy Implementation Platform and Discovery VIP, while reducing cost and decreasing time to market.
The new agreement provides Synopsys with access to Cortex processors, including technology needed to implement ARM big LITTLE processing, ARM Artisan physical IP, POP technology optimised for Cortex processor implementation, as well as CoreLink interconnect and AMBA 4 ACE system IP.
Addition of ARM technology will enable Synopsys to create and deliver optimised tools and methodologies for the implementation and verification of ARM processing subsystems, and ARM will be able to enhance its IP.
The optimised implementation flows will use Synopsys Galaxy tools and methodologies as well as ARM Artisan physical IP and POP applications to enable designers to produce Cortex-A9, Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 processor-based designs.
In addition to using ARM processor-optimised methodologies with Synopsys' Galaxy tools, designers can also use Synopsys' Lynx Design System for additional productivity and predictability through a tapeout-validated, SoC-level implementation flow.
Synopsys provides optimised processor implementation training and design assistance to help customers achieve their target performance and power in their chosen semiconductor process technology. It will also optimises the Discovery Verification Platform for ARM IP.
ARM Processor and Physical IP Divisions executive vice president and general manager Simon Segars said: "By providing Synopsys with wider access to industry-leading ARM IP, we are enabling mutual customers to benefit from streamlined design and verification, ultimately decreasing time to market."
Synopsys Global Technical Services senior vice president Deirdre Hanford said: "This expanded collaboration enables Synopsys and ARM to deliver the optimized solutions that SoC designers need to meet the power and performance requirements for their ARM-powered designs."