Synopsys Delivers Next-Generation Verification IP for Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube Architecture

Native SystemVerilog VIP Enables Ease of Development for HMC Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 2, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) today announced the availability of its next-generation Verification IP (VIP) for Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) architecture. The HMC architecture offers a high performance, low cost memory solution, with 70 percent less energy utilization than existing DRAM technologies. Synopsys VC VIP for HMC enables the design of next-generation high-speed memory technologies with ease of use, fast integration and optimum performance, resulting in accelerated verification closure.

Synopsys VC VIP for HMC uses a next-generation native SystemVerilog Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) architecture that enables ease of integration within existing verification environments to accelerate time to first test. VC VIP for HMC is integrated with Synopsys' Verdi® Protocol Analyzer's memory-aware graphical debug solution and features advanced debug ports for easy and fast debug. Built-in coverage and verification plans are also included to speed up verification coverage closure.  

"We continue to collaborate extensively with leading-edge companies as the latest protocols are developed, to deliver increased performance and features," said Vikas Gautam, group director of VIP R&D and corporate applications for the Synopsys Verification Group. "With the introduction of Synopsys HMC VIP to support Micron's HMC products, we provide SoC teams with access to the latest specifications and capabilities for accelerated verification closure of next-generation high speed memory designs."

Availability & Resources

VC VIP for HMC is available today as a standalone product, and as part of the Synopsys VIP Library. For more information, visit

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 the world's 16th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

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