Synopsys Press 

 

Synopsys Press, an imprint of Synopsys, Inc., offers leading-edge educational publications written by industry experts for the business and technical communities associated with electronic product design. A hallmark of both Series is the extensive peer review and input process, which leads to trusted, from-the-trenches information.

 

Technical Series

Better Software. Faster!
Editor: Tom De Schutter (Synopsys). Contributions from: Altera, Bosch, Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited, Hitachi America, Ltd., Lauterbach, Inc., Linaro, Microsoft, Ricoh, Siemens, Synopsys, VDC Research.

A book that dives deep into virtual prototyping as the key methodology to enable concurrent hardware/software development by decoupling the dependency of the software development from hardware availability. The ability to start software development much earlier in the design cycle drives a true "shift left" of the entire product development schedule and results in better products that are available earlier.

FPGA-Based Prototyping Methodology Manual (FPMM)
Authors: Doug Amos (Synopsys), Austin Lesea (Xilinx), René Richter (Synopsys)

A manual that tackles the complexity of FPGA-based prototyping one step at a time. The FPMM identifies the three laws of prototyping and provides information on how they can be broken or overcome by using automation and a design-for-prototyping methodology to improve software quality and project schedules.
The FPMM is available in both English and Japanese.
         
Verification Methodology Manual for Low Power
Authors: Srikanth Jadcherla (Synopsys), Janick Bergeron (Synopsys), Yoshio Inoue (Renesas), and David Flynn (ARM)

A text that defines a robust and scalable verification architecture that can be used to quickly setup and complete verification of low power designs. The methodology addresses all aspects of functional verification of power management functions, including suggestions for static versus dynamic verification, design-for-verification techniques, and use of assertions and coverage metrics to achieve rapid verification closure.
     

Business Series

The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards
Author: Karen Bartleson

Technical Standards play an important role in business as well as everyday living. They provide opportunities for market growth and competition. They enable interoperability. They make consumers happier. They bring order out of chaos. Learn how to implement them successfully with The "Ten Commandments for Effective Standards."

Synopsys Journal
Authors: varies by publication

A quarterly publication for management, dedicated to covering the latest issues facing designers today.

Social Media Geek-to-Geek
Practical Insights for Technology Marketers
Author: Rick Jamison and Kathy Schmidt Jamison

Geeks have created this powerful medium of communication just as they have created and enabled every digitally-based form of creative expression that makes social media interesting, engaging and popular. Explore the increasingly vital role that social media plays and how you can harness its energy for your company.




Synopsys Authored Books - Published by Springer

Low Power Methodology Manual
Authors: Michael Keating, David Flynn, Rob Aitken, and Alan Gibbons

A comprehensive and practical guide to managing power in system-on-chip designs, critical to designers using 90nm and below technologies. This book is a must-read for anyone designing, or getting ready to design, SoC's for low power applications.

Verification Methodology Manual for SystemVerilog
Authors: Janick Bergeron, Eduard Cerny, Alan Hunter, Andy Nightingale

A blueprint for system-on-chip (SoC) verification success. The book documents advanced functional verification techniques used by industry experts to validate complex SoCs..

Reuse Methodology Manual for System-on-a-Chip Designs, Third Edition
Authors: Mike Keating and Pierre Bricaud

A resource that outlines a set of best practices for creating reusable designs for use in an SoC design methodology. These practices are based on the authors' experience in developing reusable designs, as well as the experience of design teams in many companies around the world


Synopsys Press offers leading-edge educational publications written by industry experts for the business and technical communities associated with electronic product design. The Business Series offers concise, focused publications, such as "The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards" and "The Synopsys Journal," a quarterly publication for management dedicated to covering the issues facing electronic system designers. The Technical Series publications provide immediately applicable information on technical topics for electronic system designers, with a special focus on proven industry-best practices to enable the mainstream design community to adopt leading-edge technology and methodology. The Technical Series includes the "Verification Methodology Manual for Low Power" (VMM-LP). A hallmark of both Series is the extensive peer review and input process, which leads to trusted, from-the-trenches information. Additional titles are nearing publication in both the Business and Technical series.