DesignWare gets automotive boost with GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX SOI qualification

By TDF Editor |  No Comments  |  Posted: April 12, 2019
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Synopsys and GLOBALFOUNDRIES are developing a portfolio of automotive IP for the chipmaker’s 22nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (22FDX) process.

The DesignWare Foundation, analog, and interface IP has been developed using additional design rules from the foundry to ensure it can work at automotive Grade 1 temperature ranges from –40 to +150C. This will help ensure that SoCs designed using the IP will meet stringent automotive reliability and 15-year operational lifetime requirements, such as AEC-Q100 qualification.

The GLOBALFOUNDRIES collaboration will also strengthen Synopsys’ portfolio of automobile IP, which already offers ISO 26262 ASIL B Ready or ASIL D Ready certification, AEC-Q100 testing, and quality management.

Mark Ireland, vice president of ecosystem partnerships at GLOBALFOUNDRIES said: “The combination of our 22FDX process with Synopsys’ DesignWare IP enables our mutual customers to speed the development and certification of their automotive SoCs, while meeting their performance, power, and area targets.”

John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys, said: “Our close collaboration with GF mitigates risks for designers integrating DesignWare Foundation, analog, and interface IP into low-power, high-performance automotive SoCs on the 22FDX process.”

Synopsys offers more details on the DesignWare IP it has qualified for automotive use on the 22FDX process here:

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