Synopsys, Inc., an American company, is the leading company by sales in the Electronic Design Automation industry. Synopsys' first and best-known product is Design Compiler, a logic-synthesis tool. Synopsys offers a wide range of other products used in the design of an application-specific integrated circuit. Products include logic synthesis, behavioral synthesis, place and route, static timing analysis, formal verification, hardware description language (SystemC, SystemVerilog/Verilog, VHDL) simulators as well as transistor-level circuit simulation. The simulators include development and debugging environments which assist in the design of the logic for chips and computer systems.

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  • As we have discussed in several of the blogs on this forum, successful deployment of Formal verification requires knowing where and how to use it. Building up an arsenal of techniques that can be applied to deal with complexity and knowing how to use them safely is a necessity for every expert Formal engineer. So […]

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  • Synopsys offers the most comprehensive solution for building integrity—security and quality—into your SDLC and supply chain. We’ve united leading testing technologies, automated analysis, and experts to create a robust portfolio of products and services. This portfolio enables companies to develop customized programs for detecting and remediating defects and vulnerabilities early in the developmen...

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  • Finding and resolving security issues early in the development process saves your organization both time and money. It’s an inefficient strategy to implement solutions further into the software development life cycle (SDLC). However, addressing issues early in the process is easier said than done. Choosing the software testing tools that best align with your firm’s […] The post Checklist: Do the s...

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  • Synopsys Verdi® provides the state-of-the-art Source Code Viewer to help you to navigate the design easily. With the Source Code Viewer, you can browse and search the design structure in the Hierarchy Browser; view declared signals under a specific scope in the Signal Pane; and view the source code along with the simulation result in the Source Code Pane. Besides these different panes available wi...

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  • Ever since Arm® released the AMBA® 5 AHB5 protocol specifications, questions have arisen among users in the design and verification community—”Why AHB5?”, “What is new in AHB5?” etc. This post initiates a short series of blogs in which we will address these questions and introduce the new features of AMBA 5 AHB5. Why AMBA 5 […]

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  • In July 2017, PayPal completed its acquisition of TIO Networks for $238 million. TIO Networks, a multichannel payment processor, serves over 16 million consumer bill pay accounts and offers solutions for payment services to financially underserved consumers and consumer services. Fast-forward to Nov. 10, 2017, when PayPal announced the suspension of TIO Networks’ operations due […] The post PayPal...

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  • Join Eric Huang as he demonstrates how Synopsys ensures USB 3.1 Host PHY and Controller compatibility with the USB-IF standard, and goes beyond the standard to help make your end products as reliable as possible. He describes the transfer types that are tested, including interrupt and isochronous, for weeks at a time. This shows the robustness of the IP to handle different transfer types and packe...

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  • A new Synopsys survey reveals that customer-facing web and mobile applications are the top security challenge for IT professionals in Asia. From Sept. 19 to 21, 2017, Synopsys conducted a survey at Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW), the region’s most established cyber security event. We spoke to 244 C-level IT professionals, managers, and executives in […] The post Research reveals custome...

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  • The definition of responsible vulnerability disclosure varies based on who you ask. Tech goliath Microsoft has openly disagreed with Google on this very topic, as outlined by The Verge. In the vulnerability management industry, discretion is key. Because we’re continuously handling vulnerabilities that can be used maliciously by black hats, there are widespread implications and […] The post Naviga...

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  • Over the past few years, we’ve seen a variety of TLS vulnerabilities steadily surface. In general, we brand each one as “just another TLS vulnerability,” but the intricacies of each are rather distinct, though not horribly convoluted. Let’s walk through a few together.  2014: Heartbleed and POODLE Heartbleed affects the OpenSSL library’s implementation of a […] The post Attacks on TLS vulnerabilit...

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  • In June 2017, PCI-SIG announced the new PCI Express 5.0 specification, at the PCI-SIG DevCon. The new version of the specification doubled bit rate to 32GT/s per lane providing about 128GB/s bandwidth for a x16 Link (16 lanes). The chart below provides a comparison of bit-rate and bandwidth for the different PCIe Generations. The PCIe […]

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  • Many app developers have questions like “Is the device my app runs on reliable? Is it trustworthy? Could it be ‘rooted’?” Answering questions such as these can be difficult. In an area traditionally dominated by root detection products and DIY techniques, Google attempts to respond to this request: “OK Google, what do you think about […] The post Demystifying Android’s SafetyNet Attestation at Bla...

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  • In anticipation of Black Friday, we want to help spread awareness of potential security concerns affecting people who either buy or sell products or services through digital means. There are many scams that fraudsters attempt when targeting victims online. Falling for a scam can be as simple as clicking on an email link or visiting […] The post What are the top Black Friday cyber security concerns...

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  • This year, MIPI DevCon was held in Bangalore, India and Hsinchu City, Taiwan in October. Synopsys MIPI protocol experts hosted several demos at each conference showcasing implementation experiences, use cases and application examples within mobile, automotive, IoT and mixed reality applications. Synopsys VIP experts demonstrated the compression and decompression of an image using MIPI DSI-DSC […]

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  • Our energy and water infrastructure holds up the world we know, but very few understand how delicate it can be. There is a constant demand to monitor and protect this infrastructure, whose components often have been running nonstop for decades, with few understanding how they work. This hole in the safety net that protects these […] The post Achieve critical infrastructure security with modern net...

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  • Higher storage performance at a lower cost can create a bottleneck in the design of storage devices.  In order to achieve higher performance, devices must use on chip DRAM, which adds to the overall cost. This is where Unified Memory Extension (UME), a JEDEC specification, comes into the picture. It is defined as extension to […]

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  • A 2015 Gartner report estimated that 25% of Global 2000 organizations would be using DevOps and Agile development practices as part of their mainstream strategies by the close of 2016. Our experience with Synopsys customers confirms this prediction has come true. In Agile development, passes through the software development life cycle (SDLC) occur more often […] The post It’s time to enlist Securi...

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  • Cooking can be a necessity, hobby or calming therapy depending on whom you talk to. Personally speaking, I cook occasionally but even when I am not cooking and I am just a mere silent admirer of this amazing process, onion peeling/cutting/chopping brings tears to my eyes

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  • Someday, in the not too distant future, I will be able to fall asleep, play computer games or write a bestselling novel at the wheel (well 2/3 isn’t bad). Until such time however, I have just the one option – concentrate deeply and blast the speakers with my classic rock and punk collection. In the […]

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  • Needless to say that Machine Learning is a very hot topic nowadays. From the software giants such as Google and Facebook, to hot companies like Snap, Waze and Uber, to traditional businesses such as IBM, ExxonMobil and Toyota to name a few, it seems like all companies need to be talking about Machine Learning. I […]

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  • As I prepare to go to Austin, pouring through the extensive schedule trying to figure out which sessions to attend, I realize there is more Formal than ever at DAC. I feel like a kid in a candy store, so much candy – so little time. How can I choose the tastiest Formal presentations? As […]

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  • We have been fascinated with the stories of superheroes from X-Men. Who is not impressed with the power of mutation capability of the superheroes?   The stories really hit it big when Hollywood became interested in the mid-1990s.  Coincidentally, just around the same time formal model checking started to get attention in hardware verification.  In those […]

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  • Ever since I started working in verification it’s always felt like a huge responsibility. It’s up to me to make sure that this design doesn’t have a bug that could sneak its way into silicon, then into millions of consumer products, bankrupting the company or worse. I always felt like missing that one issue […]

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  • Sean talked about it in his blog Progression in formal verification – last decade.., Formal verification has come a long way but in most of the first meeting with potential new customers, these are still the most commonly asked questions: What can formal do for me? How much effort does it take? Can it replace simulation? […]

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  • If you have been watching/following the activities in the formal verification domain, you may have noticed an undeniable shift in the market over the last few years. Let’s a take a brief look at the formal verification user-base from a historic perspective. About 10 years ago, when I was naïve entrepreneur struggling with my own […]

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  • We are very excited to launch a series of fun blogs from our distinguished team of formal verification experts. These blogs will share exciting and insightful information about the latest advancements and practical applications for formal property verification solutions used by the design and verification community. Stay tuned to the exciting blogs for more information […]

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