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Synopsys tools optimize Armv9-based designs

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By Rich Pell

Combining its EDA and IP solutions with the new Arm Immortalis and Mali GPUs and Arm Cortex-A and Cortex-X CPUs, says the company, addresses the specialized processing demands of high-performance computing applications, complementing the Arm Total Compute Solutions approach to SoC design.

“The growing demand for specialized processing, enhanced security and AI capabilities is driving demand for Armv9 architecture-based processors,” says 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.”

Key Synopsys technologies supporting the new Cortex-A715, Cortex-A510 and Cortex-X3 CPUs and Immortalis-G715, Mali-G715 and Mali-G615 gaming-optimized 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 DSO.ai and Synopsys Tweaker ECO products accelerate the development, implementation and signoff of power-optimized architectures for Arm cores. The family also includes Synopsys Silicon Lifecycle Management optimization software, which quickly finds the best configurations to maximize performance of the new Arm cores.
  • The Synopsys Verification Family, which speeds software development, verification throughput and time-to-market for Arm-based designs. Early adopters of the latest Armv9 architecture are using the Synopsys Verification Family of products, including virtual prototyping with Arm Fast Models, simulation, hardware and software debug, verification IP for the latest Arm AMBA® interconnect, emulation and prototyping hardware to accelerate hardware-software bring-up and power and performance validation, resulting in shorter time-to-market.
  • The silicon-proven Synopsys Interface IP products, which deliver the required 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 optimized for the rapid development of Arm-based SoCs.

Synopsys QuickStart Implementation Kits (QIKs) include implementation scripts and reference guides that are designed to enable early adopters of the newest Armv9 cores to accelerate time-to-market and achieve their demanding performance-per-Watt targets. These QIKs are available now by request through the Arm support hub or from Synopsys SolvNet.

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