Synopsys Accelerates Multi-Die Designs with Industry’s First Complete HBM3 IP and Verification Solutions

HBM3 IP Solu­ti­on Deli­vers Maxi­mum Memo­ry Band­width of 921 GB/s for High-Per­for­mance Com­pu­ting, AI, and Gra­phics SoCs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNews­wire/ –

High­lights of this Announcement:

  • The Design­Wa­re HBM3 Con­trol­ler, PHY, and Veri­fi­ca­ti­on IP redu­ces inte­gra­ti­on risk and maxi­mi­zes memo­ry per­for­mance in 2.5D mul­ti-die systems
  • Low-laten­cy HBM3 Con­trol­ler with fle­xi­ble con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on opti­ons enhan­ce memo­ry bandwidth
  • Pre-har­den­ed or con­fi­gura­ble HBM3 PHY in 5‑nm pro­cess ope­ra­tes at 7200 Mbps for up to 2X the data rate and impro­ves power effi­ci­en­cy by up to 60% com­pa­red to HBM2E
  • Veri­fi­ca­ti­on IP and memo­ry models for ZeBu and HAPS offer an end-to-end solu­ti­on for rapid veri­fi­ca­ti­on clo­sure from IP to SoC
  • Syn­op­sys’ 3DIC Com­pi­ler, an inte­gra­ted mul­ti-die design and ana­ly­sis plat­form, pro­vi­des a com­pre­hen­si­ve HBM3 auto-rou­ting solu­ti­on for rapid and robust design development

Syn­op­sys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announ­ced the industry’s first com­ple­te HBM3 IP solu­ti­on, inclu­ding con­trol­ler, PHY, and veri­fi­ca­ti­on IP for 2.5D mul­ti-die packa­ge sys­tems. HBM3 tech­no­lo­gy hel­ps desi­gners meet essen­ti­al high-band­width and low-power memo­ry requi­re­ments for sys­tem-on-chip (SoC) designs tar­ge­ting high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, AI and gra­phics app­li­ca­ti­ons. Syn­op­sys’ Design­Wa­re® HBM3 Con­trol­ler and PHY IP, built on sili­con-pro­ven HBM2E IP, leverage Syn­op­sys’ inter­po­ser exper­ti­se to pro­vi­de a low-risk solu­ti­on that enab­les high memo­ry band­width at up to 921 GB/s.

The Syn­op­sys veri­fi­ca­ti­on solu­ti­on, inclu­ding Veri­fi­ca­ti­on IP with built-in coverage and veri­fi­ca­ti­on plans, off-the-shelf HBM3 memo­ry models for ZeBu® emu­la­ti­on, and HAPS® pro­to­typ­ing sys­tem, acce­le­ra­tes veri­fi­ca­ti­on from HBM3 IP to SoCs. To acce­le­ra­te deve­lo­p­ment of HBM3 sys­tem designs, Syn­op­sys’ 3DIC Com­pi­ler mul­ti-die design plat­form pro­vi­des a ful­ly inte­gra­ted archi­tec­tu­ral explo­ra­ti­on, imple­men­ta­ti­on and sys­tem-level ana­ly­sis solution.

Syn­op­sys’ Design­Wa­re HBM3 Con­trol­ler IP sup­ports a varie­ty of HBM3-based sys­tems with fle­xi­ble con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on opti­ons. The con­trol­ler mini­mi­zes laten­cy and opti­mi­zes data inte­gri­ty with advan­ced RAS fea­tures that inclu­de error cor­rec­tion code, refresh manage­ment and parity.

The Design­Wa­re HBM3 PHY IP in 5‑nm pro­cess, avail­ab­le as pre-har­den­ed or cus­to­mer con­fi­gura­ble PHY, ope­ra­tes at up to 7200 Mbps per pin, signi­fi­cant­ly impro­ves power effi­ci­en­cy and sup­ports up to four acti­ve ope­ra­ting sta­tes enab­ling dyna­mic fre­quen­cy sca­ling. The Design­Wa­re HBM3 PHY uti­li­zes an opti­mi­zed micro bump array to help mini­mi­ze area. The sup­port for inter­po­ser trace lengths gives desi­gners more fle­xi­bi­li­ty in the PHY pla­ce­ment without impac­ting performance.

Syn­op­sys Veri­fi­ca­ti­on IP for HBM3 uses next-genera­ti­on nati­ve Sys­tem­Ve­ri­log Uni­ver­sal Veri­fi­ca­ti­on Metho­do­lo­gy archi­tec­tu­re to ease inte­gra­ti­on of exis­ting veri­fi­ca­ti­on envi­ron­ments and run a grea­ter num­ber of tests, acce­le­ra­ting time to first test. The off-the-shelf HBM3 memo­ry models for ZeBu emu­la­ti­on and HAPS pro­to­typ­ing sys­tem enab­le RTL and soft­ware veri­fi­ca­ti­on for hig­her levels of performance.

Syn­op­sys con­ti­nues to address the design and veri­fi­ca­ti­on requi­re­ments of data-inten­si­ve SoCs with high-qua­li­ty memo­ry inter­face IP and veri­fi­ca­ti­on solu­ti­ons for the most advan­ced pro­to­cols like HBM3, DDR5 and LPDDR5,” said John Koe­ter, seni­or vice pre­si­dent of mar­ke­ting and stra­te­gy for IP at Syn­op­sys. “The com­ple­te HBM3 IP and veri­fi­ca­ti­on solu­ti­ons enab­le desi­gners to meet incre­a­sing band­width, laten­cy and power requi­re­ments while acce­le­ra­ting veri­fi­ca­ti­on clo­sure, all from a sin­gle, trus­ted provider.”

Syn­op­sys’ broad Design­Wa­re IP port­fo­lio inclu­des logic libra­ries, embed­ded memo­ries, PVT sen­sors, embed­ded test, ana­log IP, inter­face IP, secu­ri­ty IP, embed­ded pro­ces­sors and sub­sys­tems. To acce­le­ra­te pro­to­typ­ing, soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment and inte­gra­ti­on of IP into SoCs, Syn­op­sys’ IP Acce­le­ra­ted initia­ti­ve offers IP pro­to­typ­ing kits, IP soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment kits and IP sub­sys­tems. Our exten­si­ve invest­ment in IP qua­li­ty and com­pre­hen­si­ve tech­ni­cal sup­port enab­le desi­gners to redu­ce inte­gra­ti­on risk and acce­le­ra­te time-to-mar­ket. For more infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se visit

Sup­por­ting Cus­to­mer and Part­ner Quotes

Micron is com­mit­ted to empowe­ring the world’s most advan­ced com­pu­ting sys­tems with the industry’s hig­hest per­forming solu­ti­ons. HBM3 will deli­ver the memo­ry band­width cri­ti­cal to enab­ling the next genera­ti­on of high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence sys­tems,” said Mark Mon­tierth, Micron vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger of High-Per­for­mance Memo­ry and Net­wor­king. “Our col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Syn­op­sys will acce­le­ra­te eco­sys­tem deve­lo­p­ment for ultra-high band­width, ener­gy-effi­ci­ent HBM3 pro­ducts with unpre­ce­den­ted performance.”

The data dri­ven era of com­pu­ting and evo­lu­ti­on of AI, HPC, gra­phics, and other app­li­ca­ti­ons have incre­a­sed memo­ry band­width requi­re­ments expo­nen­ti­al­ly,” said Kwan­gil Park, seni­or vice pre­si­dent of Memo­ry Pro­duct Plan­ning at Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics. “As the world’s lea­ding memo­ry chip maker, Sam­sung is con­ti­nu­al­ly focu­sed on sup­por­ting eco­sys­tem rea­di­ness and deve­lo­ping HBM to satisfy the gro­wing band­width requi­re­ments across all app­li­ca­ti­ons. Syn­op­sys is an eco­sys­tem pioneer in the HBM indus­try and a valued part­ner. We look for­ward to con­ti­nuing to pro­vi­de the best HBM per­for­mance to our customers.”

SK hynix, a lea­ding glo­bal semi­con­duc­tor manu­fac­tu­rer, con­ti­nues to invest in deve­lo­ping next-genera­ti­on memo­ry tech­no­lo­gies, inclu­ding HBM3 DRAMs, to meet the expo­nen­ti­al growth in workloads for AI and gra­phics app­li­ca­ti­ons,” said Cheol Kyu Park, vice pre­si­dent, HBM Pro­duct Cham­pion and Head of DRAM Pro­duct Engi­nee­ring at SK hynix. “We will leverage our long-stan­ding rela­ti­ons­hip with Syn­op­sys to pro­vi­de our mutu­al cus­to­mers with ful­ly-tes­ted and inter­ope­ra­ble HBM3 solu­ti­ons that can maxi­mi­ze memo­ry per­for­mance, capa­ci­ty and throughput.”

Socionext, a glo­bal lea­der in SoC solu­ti­ons, tog­e­ther with Syn­op­sys, an indus­try-lea­ding part­ner, pro­vi­de com­pre­hen­si­ve solu­ti­ons to our cus­to­mers across a wide ran­ge of mar­kets,” said Yutaka Haya­shi, vice pre­si­dent of Data Cen­ter & Net­wor­king Busi­ness Unit at Socionext. “Our recent col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Syn­op­sys, lever­aging Syn­op­sys’ HBM2E IP on 5‑nm pro­cess and inte­gra­ted full-sys­tem mul­ti-die design plat­form, will extend to inclu­de the new Design­Wa­re HBM3 IP and veri­fi­ca­ti­on solu­ti­ons. As a result, our cus­to­mers can achie­ve hig­her memo­ry per­for­mance and capa­ci­ty in SoCs requi­ring the upco­m­ing HBM3 specification.”

Avai­la­bi­li­ty and Resources

The Syn­op­sys Design­Wa­re HBM3 Con­trol­ler, PHY, and Veri­fi­ca­ti­on IP as well as the ZeBu emu­la­ti­on memo­ry model, HAPS pro­to­typ­ing sys­tem, and 3DIC Com­pi­ler are avail­ab­le now.

About Syn­op­sys

Syn­op­sys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Sili­con to Soft­ware™ part­ner for inno­va­ti­ve com­pa­nies deve­lo­ping the elec­tro­nic pro­ducts and soft­ware app­li­ca­ti­ons we rely on every day. As an S&P 500 com­pa­ny, Syn­op­sys has a long histo­ry of being a glo­bal lea­der in elec­tro­nic design auto­ma­ti­on (EDA) and semi­con­duc­tor IP and offers the industry’s broa­dest port­fo­lio of app­li­ca­ti­on secu­ri­ty tes­ting tools and ser­vices. Whe­ther you’­re a sys­tem-on-chip (SoC) desi­gner crea­ting advan­ced semi­con­duc­tors, or a soft­ware deve­lo­per wri­ting more secu­re, high-qua­li­ty code, Syn­op­sys has the solu­ti­ons nee­ded to deli­ver inno­va­ti­ve pro­ducts. Learn more at