5G is driving tremendous increases in speed, bandwidth, and data throughput for mobile and automotive applications by introducing carrier aggregation, massive MIMO, and increased throughput with advanced modulation and high bandwidth channels via mmWave spectrums. This is adding a great deal of complexity to baseband, infrastructure, and application processor technologies, which has created the demand for new innovative IP to address this complexity.  Synopsys’ DesignWare® IP portfolio provides trusted solutions from high-speed Analog Front-Ends, to proven interface IP in advanced FinFET technologies and processing solutions to meet the demands of the most advanced 5G chipset designs.

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Complex Baseband Processing

Efficient and optimized processors increase work completed per cycle, reducing power 

  • ARC HSxD: Combined CPU+DSP architecture and multicore control operations; efficient interfacing to hardware accelerators 
  • ASIP Designer: Programmable, task-optimized cores/accelerators. Ultra-low power and size, high computation throughput
  • ARC VPX: Wide SIMD/VLIW processor with ISA optimized for communications algorithms and machine learning

High-Speed AFE

Analog front-end delivers GHz channel bandwidth support at very low power. Modular 5G AFE supports:

  • Different MIMO arrangements
  • Processing of largest 5G channels and carrier aggregation
  • Direct RF conversion for RFIC simplification
  • Integration within SoC for lowest power and BOM cost
  • High performance for processing high QAM requirements
  • More than 300 designs for mobile and wireless

High-Performance, Trusted Interface IP

Available in 22-nm to 7-nm required for high-performance 5G designs

  • MIPI CSI-2, DSI, and M-PHY offers high-speed serial interfaces between application/image processors & camera sensors
  • LPPDR5/4/4X IP implements several low-power states with short exit latencies
  • PCI Express 5.0/4.0 IP delivers high throughput for chip-to-chip communication
  • Multi-Protocol PHYs deliver high-quality signal integrity and advanced power management capabilities for interfaces such as PCIe, CCIX, Ethernet and more

Security IP with a Hardware Root of Trust

Security protocol acceleration in a trusted environment:

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