Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) announced that Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, has joined the OCP-IP Governing Steering Committee (GSC). Synopsys’ membership augments a highly talented team drawn from members including Nokia, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, and Sonics Inc. Synopsys is already active in OCP-IP’s working groups, and their DesignWare® Verification IP for the OCP interface is a part of the CoreCreator verification toolset that all OCP-IP members receive. By joining the GSC, Synopsys, with its extensive SoC design and verification experience, will contribute to OCP-IP’s charter to help ensure plug and play interoperability between on-chip blocks, IP and subsystems.
OCP-IP’s Working Groups are charged with developing enhancements and support for OCP and addressing the future needs of the membership in the use of the specification.
Synopsys, the leading provider of IP for standard interfaces such as USB, PCI Express, SATA and Ethernet, supports standards that improve interoperability and ease the design and verification of complex SoCs. By joining the GSC, Synopsys is positioned to enhance support for current and future generations of the OCP standard as OCP-IP continues to expand its thriving, robust ecosystem that facilitates greater interoperability and lower risk for design teams.
“We are pleased to accept OCP-IP’s invitation to participate as a Governing Steering Committee member,” said John Koeter, senior director of IP and Services at Synopsys. “Synopsys provides designers with high-quality standard interface IP products that, like the OCP standard, help lower integration risk and improve time-to-market for next generation SoC designs.”
“Synopsys has made significant contributions to OCP-IP’s working groups, including our recent collaboration to provide Synopsys’ DesignWare Verification IP for OCP as part of OCP-IP’s CoreCreator verification toolset,” said Ian Mackintosh, president of OCP-IP. “Their membership in the Governing Steering Committee will help OCP-IP members achieve maximum consistency and interoperability across OCP implementations.”
The OCP International Partnership Association, Inc. (OCP-IP), formed in 2001, promotes and supports the Open Core Protocol (OCP) as the complete socket standard ensuring rapid creation and integration of interoperable virtual components. OCP-IP’s Governing Steering Committee participants include: Nokia [NYSE: NOK], Texas Instruments [NYSE: TXN], Toshiba Semiconductor Group (including Toshiba America TAEC), and Sonics. OCP-IP is a non-profit corporation delivering the first fully supported, openly licensed, core-centric protocol comprehensively fulfilling system-level integration requirements. The OCP facilitates IP core reusability and reduces design time, risk, and manufacturing costs for SoC designs.
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