Collaboration between Synopsys, Realtek and UMC results in first single-chip Ultra High Definition Smart TV SoC

Synopsys - software, IP and services prvider, Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - network and multimedia IC provider, and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) – a semiconductor foundry, announced a collaboration which resulted in first-pass silicon success of Realtek's RTD2995 UHD Smart TV  controller SoC implemented in UMC's 40LP, the foundry's volume production, low-power 40- nanometer (nm) process technology.

The new Smart TV SoC is the industry's first single-chip implementation with support for the 4K2K Ultra High Definition video format.

"By collaborating with Synopsys and UMC we were able to take advantage of a total solution including silicon, logic library and embedded memory IP, EDA tools and experienced design consultants, which helped us bring our chip to market in record time", said Jessy Chen, vice president and spokesman for Realtek.

Taking advantage of the Synopsys DesignWare IP, Galaxy Implementation Platform and Professional Services, the Realtek design team optimized their SoC for the optimal balance of power, performance and area. Also, the integrated project team benefited of the complete Synopsys Galaxy Implementation Platform for synthesis through physical design, including the Lynx Design System and use of DC Explorer to accelerate design exploration runtime.

The DesignWare Embedded SRAM Compilers and Logic Libraries on UMC's 40LP process will come at no cost to qualified licensees, as part of Synopsys' Foundry-Sponsored IP program.

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