The leading SOC and ASIC design services company
SoC Design

Synapse Design supports SOC design from Architecture specifications to tapeout

We have experience with the latest tools, techniques and process technologies (down to 14nm)

Experienced team is well-versed in the latest design domains, protocols and multi-core embedded systems

Synapse Design is the recognized leader in the design of complex SOC designs, from spec to a fully verified GDSII ready for fabrication. Our clients trust us with their most complex, leading edge designs, and we we exceed their expectations in delivering designs that meet very stringent requirements for area, power, and performance.

Examples of our Expertise include:

  • Process technology nodes: 14nm, 20nm, 28nm, 40nm, 65nm, 90nm, 130nm
  • Low power – architecture and physical implementation
  • High-performance – pipeline design and I/Os > 2.5GHz+
  • Multiple clock domains – > 70
  • High-speed Interfaces: SERDES (10G serial, XAUI, PCIe), PCI-Express, USB 2.0/3.0, Thunderbolt
  • SAS, ATA/SATA and Fiber Channel 
  • High-performance Memory Sub-Systems – DDR2/DDR3 Memory controllers, Flash controller
  • Networking, Routing, Switching, Ethernet, 802.x, Cellular/Baseband, Tablets, Data Storage, Graphics, Video
  • All major CPU, GPU, and DSP architectures including multi-core ARM/custom architectures
  • FPGA design and simulation, conversions from FPGA to ASIC

Design Implementation

Synapse Design has domain expertise to enable you to develop solutions for a vast array of industry sectors. We are well-versed on the latest interface protocols and embedded CPU/GPU processor and memory subsystem design techniques. Our engineers are trained on the latest developments in the areas of high performance, low power and area efficient designs. We have delivered many FGPA prototypes and also conversions of FPGA to ASIC.

Design Verification

Synapse Design has built our verification expertise around the latest methodologies, in particular SystemVerilog with OVM/UVM. Our teams have been involved in the development of advanced verification methodologies for many tier-1 semiconductor companies, utlizing not only OVM/UVM, but also techniques such as constrained random generation, functional coverage and assertion-based verification.

With our emphasis on both digital and mixed signal designs, Synapse Design has considerable experience with mixed mode simulation methodologies.

We have expertise with simulators, debugging tools, formal verifiers and hardware accelerators from all the major EDA tool suppliers.

Physical Design

Every year Synapse Design delivers dozens of production tapeouts using Synopsys, Cadence & Mentor tools. We have experience on the very latest process technology nodes, down to 14nm.

Our tool flows are captured using a proprietary technology that enables a repeatable, rules-driven solution, which in turn drives our industry-leading first time silicon success rate.