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Baikal Electronics Has Chosen Synopsys Technologies and Solutions for Its Microprocessors

21 May 2020

By Vladimir Bahur

Baikal Electronics has used Synopsys products and IP solutions to develop its processor.

Synopsys, Inc., the largest U.S. CAD electronics design company, announced that Baikal Electronics had used the Synopsys EDA and IP-cores to develop its Baikal-M microprocessor.

Baikal-M microprocessor.

The performance and energy efficiency of the 28nm Baikal-M, which includes eight 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 cores and an eight-core ARM graphics accelerator, are largely achieved through the use of the Synopsys Fusion Design platform to design high-performance and low-power-consumption devices. The high performance of the processor, combined with a variety of Synopsys interfaces, allows using Baikal-M for a wide consumer segment and the B2B market, namely desktop computers, laptops, monoblocks, microservers, and built-in systems.

“The Fusion Design Platform and Synopsys interface solutions allow us to create fast and high-performance processors based on ARM architecture,” said Grigory Khrenov, CTO of Baikal Electronics.

To develop the processor, Baikal Electronics used the following key products and the Synopsys IP solutions, the Fusion Design platform components such as Design Compiler Ultra, IC CompilerTM I, StarRC, PrimeTime SI, TetraMAX, etc.; the DesignWare IP interface solutions: PCI Express, DDR4, SATA 6G, USB 3.0/2.0, and many others.

“Synopsys is actively cooperating with leading microprocessor manufacturers to introduce key innovations in EDA and IP technologies to develop high-performance and energy-efficient processors,” said Michael Sani, Vice-President of Marketing and Strategy at Synopsys Design Group. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Baikal Electronics to further develop technological innovation in the fast-growing Russian IT market.”

“We think that cooperation with world leaders such as Synopsys is the only way to create quality and competitive products,” said Andrey Evdokimov, CEO of Baikal Electronics.

Source: CNews, 21.05.2020