Synopsys DesignWare IP for PCI Express Used as the Gold Standard in Intel Lab at Intel Developer Forum

Proven Interoperability Lowers Risk of Integrating PCI-SIG I/O Virtualization Technology into Enterprise Computing SoCs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, today announced that Synopsys' DesignWare(R) IP for PCI Express(R) with PCI-SIG(R) I/O Virtualization (IOV) technology has completed testing at Intel's labs and will be used as the gold standard to demonstrate single root IOV (SR-IOV) running on the latest Intel hardware platforms at next week's Intel Developer Forum (IDF).

The silicon-proven DesignWare digital controller and PHY IP for PCI Express with PCI-SIG IOV technology has been thoroughly tested using Intel's SR-IOV hardware platforms and Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) test software, demonstrating that the IP is interoperable and functions in accordance to the PCI-SIG IOV specification. Proven interoperability of the DesignWare IP for PCI Express allows designers to lower the risk of integrating PCI-SIG IOV technology into their system-on-chips (SoCs) and helps speed adoption of the standard.

"Demonstrating interoperability between the DesignWare IP for PCI Express with Intel's hardware platform is an example of how Synopsys continues to actively promote and support the latest industry standards," said John Koeter, Vice President of Marketing for IP and Services at Synopsys. "As a leader in PCI Express IP, we provide proven, interoperable and high quality IP for SR- IOV, which helps designers quickly deliver differentiated blades, servers and storage systems to the market."

"SR-IOV is a key technology that is being driven for enterprise computing customers to lower costs and increase performance of virtualized systems," said Jim Pappas, Director of Initiative Marketing for Intel Corporation. "By working closely with leading technology companies such as Synopsys, Intel is contributing to an ecosystem that consists of the latest tools, IP and platforms that support the PCI-SIG IOV technology."

The Synopsys hardware used in the labs at IDF consists of DesignWare digital controllers and PHY IP for PCI Express, which fully support the PCI- SIG SR-IOV 1.0 specification. The DesignWare IP solution for PCI Express with IOV technology supports multiple Physical Functions (PF) and Virtual Functions (VF) such as Alternative Routing ID Interpretation (ARI), Function Level Reset (FLR), and Address Translation Services (ATS), providing designers with the ability to select the optimal feature set required for their target design. Synopsys will also be demonstrating the digital controllers and PHY IP in the PCI Express Technology Community Booth #726.


The comprehensive DesignWare IP for PCI Express solution with support for PCI-SIG SR-IOV is available now. For more information, please visit:

About DesignWare IP

Synopsys offers a broad portfolio of high-quality, silicon-proven digital, mixed-signal and verification IP for system-on-chip designs. As a leading provider of connectivity IP, Synopsys delivers the industry's most comprehensive solutions for widely used protocols such as USB, PCI Express, SATA, Ethernet and DDR. In addition to connectivity IP, Synopsys offers SystemC transaction level models to build virtual platforms for rapid, pre- silicon development of software. When combined with a robust IP development methodology, extensive investment in quality and comprehensive technical support, DesignWare IP enables designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to- silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 60 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at

Synopsys and DesignWare are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

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