DesignWare DDR IP Solutions

DesignWare DDR IP Solutions


Overview

The DesignWare® DDR Memory Interface IP provides complete system-level IP solutions for SoCs requiring an interface to one or a range of high-performance DDR5, DDR4, DDR3/3L, DDR2, LPDDR5, LPDDR4/4X, LPDDR3, LPDDR2, and LPDDR SDRAMs or memory modules (DIMMs). Optimized for high data bandwidth, low power and enhanced signaling features, the complete DesignWare DDR Memory Interface IP solution includes a choice of scalable digital controllers, an integrated hard macro PHY delivering memory system performance of up to 6400 Mbps, and verification IP. There are several Synopsys DesignWare DDR PHY IP cores to choose from, as detailed in the table below.

All of the DFI-compatible DDR PHYs are supported by Synopsys' unique DesignWare DDR PHY Compiler. Synopsys' DesignWare DDR5/4 Controller, LPDDR5/4/4X Controller, and Enhanced Universal DDR Memory and Protocol Controller IP feature a DFI-compliant interface, low latency and low gate count while offering high bandwidth. Optional market-specific features like AMBA AXI/4 AXI Quality of Service (QoS) and Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) features allow you to match the area and capabilities of the controllers to your needs.

Synopsys also offers DesignWare HBM2 IP, which provides 12x the bandwidth of DDR4 IP and ten times better power efficiency for graphics, high-performance computing, and networking SoCs.

DesignWare DDR PHY SDRAMs Supported /
Maximum Data Rate
Interface to Memory
Controller
Typical Application
LPDDR5/4/4X PHY LPDDR5 / 6400 Mbps
LPDDR4 / 4267 Mbps
LPDDR4X / 4267 Mbps
DFI 5.0 Design in 16-nm and below that requires high-performance mobile SDRAM support up to 6400 Mbps
DDR5/4 PHY DDR5 / 4800 Mbps
DDR4 / 3200 Mbps
DFI 5.0 Design in 16-nm and below that requires high-performance DDR5/4 support up to 4800 Mbps
DDR4/3 PHY DDR4 / 3200 Mbps
DDR3 / 2133 Mbps
DDR3L / 2133 Mbps
DFI 4.0 Design in 28-nm and below that requires high-performance DDR4/3 support up to 3200 Mbps
LPDDR4 multiPHY LPDDR4 / 4267 Mbps
LPDDR3 / 2133 Mbps
DDR4 / 3200 Mbps
DDR3 / 2133 Mbps
DDR3L / 2133 Mbps
DFI 4.0 Design in 28-nm and below; that requires high-performance mobile SDRAM support (LPDDR4/3) up to 4267 Mbps and/or high-performance DDR4/3 support up to 3200 Mbps for small memory subsystems.
DDR4 multiPHY DDR4 / 2667 Mbps
DDR3 / 2133 Mbps
DDR3L / 1866 Mbps
LPDDR2 / 1066 Mbps
LPDDR3 / 2133 Mbps
DFI 3.1 Design in 28-nm and below that requires high-performance DDR4/3 support up to 2667 Mbps and/or high-performance mobile SDRAM support (LPDDR3/2) up to 2133 Mbps.
Gen2 DDR multiPHY DDR3 / 2133 Mbps
DDR3L / 1866 Mbps
LPDDR2 / 1066 Mbps
LPDDR3 / 2133 Mbps
DFI 3.1 Design in 28-nm and below that requires high-performance mobile SDRAM support (LPDDR3/2) up to 2133 Mbps and/or high-performance DDR3 support up to 2133 Mbps.
DDR3/2 SDRAM PHY DDR3 / 2133 Mbps
DDR3L / 1600Mbps
DDR2 / 1066 Mbps
DFI 2.1 Design in 65 - 28-nm that requires high-performance DDR3 up to 2133 Mbps.
DDR multiPHY DDR3 / 1066 Mbps
DDR3L / 1066Mbps
DDR2 / 1066 Mbps
LPDDR / 400 Mbps
LPDDR2 / 1066 Mbps
DFI 2.1 Design in 65 - 28-nm that requires DDR3 and/or DDR2 support up to 1066 Mbps along with LPDDR/LPDDR2 support.