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Synopsys Simplifies Automotive SoC Development

Synopsys has announced new functional safety (FS) derivatives of its DesignWare ARC processor IP to simplify and accelerate the development of automotive system-on-chips (SoCs).

Synopsys, is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications. The company is also a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test, analog IP, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, embedded processors, and subsystems.

The company’s safety-enhanced processor portfolio, which includes the DesignWare ARC EM22FS, HS4xFS, and EV7xFS processors, covers a range of automotive use cases from ultra-low power control modules to artificial intelligence (AI)-based vision processing. The ARC “FS” cores integrate hardware safety features, such as redundant processors, error-correcting code (ECC), parity protection, safety monitors, and user-programmable windowed watchdog timers, to detect system errors.

The Synopsys DesignWare ARC EM22FS processor also provides ultra-low power, dual-core lockstep functionality for ASIL D safety requirements in applications such as automotive sensors, braking and steering systems, and keyless entry.

Source: Press Release


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