IC Manage Announces BIG DATA product: Envision Real-time Design & IP Progress Analytics

Envision offers Progress Analytics, Tool Drilldown, and Tapeout Prediction

June 9, 2015 – Campbell, CA. IC Manage today announced its Big Data Predictive Analytics tool Envision, which provides real-time design progress analytics to allow project leaders, engineering managers, and integration leads to predict and manage their projects – keeping them on target.

Design & IP Progress Analytics

Managing design and verification projects to schedule is the top priority for design teams. As the design progresses, strategic resource allocation decisions can make an enormous impact on whether schedules are met.

Envision offers the following design & IP progress analytics:

  1. Real-time Design Progress analyticsYou can do schedule and resource management by capture the engineering effort for a design module, based on the time delta between designer check out and check in, accessing activity down to the file level.
  2. SoC/Chip Real-Time IP ProgressEnvision minimizing the burden of asking team members and management to spend scarce project and design time compiling status reports. Integration and assembly leads can view a real-time heat map of detailed progress reports for each IP across all specified tools. You can define automatic threshold levels for each tool to quantify the progress, such as error count, then flexibly modify your threshold.
  3. Tool Drilldown Analytics for Resource OptimizationEnvision continuously mines the millions of file changes that occur during a complex SoC project and effectively utilizes the design tool log files that are typically discarded today. It then uses Big Data analytics to filter and track specific aspects of various IPs and projects, automatically extrapolating to determine expected project delays according to a team or IP group. This tool drilldown allows you to make improved decisions on where to focus additional engineering, compute or license resources.
  4. Tapeout PredictionProject leads that have completed at least one project with IC Manage GDP, can begin to take advantage of tapeout prediction analytics. As your first teams fully complete particular tasks (e.g. DRC) for your current design, you can uncover the relative resources (person-hours) required and compare it with your prior design.These metrics can be categorized by design task, type or complexity so that realistic correlation can be achieved for active projects. Depending on the rate of resource usage vs expectations, you can make resource adjustments such to compensate for delays and bring your project back on schedule.

About IC Manage

About IC Manage IC Manage provides high performance design data and IP management solutions for companies to efficiently complete designs across their global enterprises. Design teams using IC Manage improve product quality, designer productivity, and global collaboration, while maximizing their IP reuse. IC Manage customers include Altera, AMD, Broadcom, CSR, Cypress, Entropic, Juniper, Maxim, Mediatek, NVIDIA, Rambus, Samsung, Sandisk, Xilinx and other top semiconductor and systems companies. IC Manage is headquartered at 2105 South Bascom Ave., Suite 120, Campbell, CA. For more information visit us at www.icmanage.com.


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