The Synopsys DesignWare® USB-C™ 3.0 and USB 3.0 femtoPHY IP provide designers with a complete physical (PHY) layer IP solution for low-power mobile and consumer applications such as digital cameras, networking and storage as well as next– generation feature-rich smartphones, tablets, digital TVs and media players requiring high throughput USB capability. The DesignWare USB-C 3.0 femtoPHY also offers support for the reversible USB Type-C™ connector. Offering reduced silicon cost and longer battery life, the DesignWare USB-C and USB 3.0 femtoPHY IP offers a small die size with low power consumption. The DesignWare USB-C 3.0 femtoPHY is optimized to reduce pin count by 40% compared to dual-PHY solutions and removes the need for external switch components.
The DesignWare USB-C 3.0 and USB 3.0 femtoPHY IP implement the latest USB-C and USB Battery Charging version 1.2 and USB On-The-Go (OTG) specifications from the USB Implementer’s Forum (USB-IF).
Architected for the industry’s most advanced 1.8V process technologies, the USB-C and USB 3.0 femtoPHY IP are designed with features created to minimize effects due to variations in foundry process, device models, packages, and board parasitics.
The DesignWare USB-C and USB 3.0 femtoPHY IP build on years of customer success with Synopsys’ silicon-proven USB PHY IP product line, which has been ported to over 100 process nodes and configuration combinations ranging from 180-nm to 14/16-nm FinFET. When combined with the DesignWare Dual-Role Device (DRD), Host, or Device digital controllers and verification IP, the DesignWare USB-C and USB 3.0 femtoPHY IP deliver complete low power and small die area solutions for advanced system-on-chip SoC) designs.