Case Studies

Xilinx – Big Data Tapeout Prediction and IC Manage Envision

Simon Burke of Xilinx discusses how Xilinx used IC Manage Envision to predict tapeout within 2 weeks, and resources within 2%

Juniper – Migrating from CVS to IC Manage DAC 2014

Calvin Leung of Juniper Networks on multi-site design using IC Manage. Covers legacy system migration process tips and results, including improvement in global file visibility, the remote site performance.

Cypress – Multi-site design IP reuse

Dragomir Nikolic of Cypress speaks on multi-site design & IP management with IC Manage. Discusses a multi-site design ‘survival kit’, and tips improving IP reuse. Results included 30x data center server reduction, faster performance, better IP reuse and higher design team satisfaction.

Spreadtrum – Workspace Acceleration DAC 2014

Alan Lewis of Spreadtrum on merging two design centers into one unified design environment with IC Manage. Also discusses initial deployment of IC Manage Views for workspace acceleration and to avoid issues with storage quota limits.

Altera – using IP-based design and verification techniques, IC Manage

Yaron Kretchmer of Altera on using IP-based design and verification techniques and IC Manage. Covers testbench reuse, bi-directional link between bug tracking and DM, verification checklists and multiple systems to a central repository transition, one month initial deployment, and success measures.

Xilinx – IP-based design techniques & IC Manage for 28/20 nm design across 5  sites

Simon Burke of Xilinx regarding using IP-based design techniques and IC Manage for 28 and 20 nm design across 5 global sites. Includes design complexity growth, central repository, branching, security, and results achieved.

CSR –  IP-based design & verification best practices, IC Manage DM

Nigel Foley of CSR on using IP-based design and verification best practices and IC Manage design management. Includes: linking verification and bug tracking, IP reuse, central IP repository, dependency management adoption incentives, and results.

Broadcom – IP Reuse Best Practices and IC Manage

Jacob Rael of Broadcom describes using IC Manage for Design Management, IP reuse, bug dependency tracing & notification, security, with only 4 hours transition downtime from prior DM system. Also, IC Manage Views™ for EDA tool acceleration, and Zero Time Sync™ workspaces.

AMD – IP Reuse Best Practices and IC Manage

IC Manage customer Vincent Ross of AMD on Design and IP Management best practices. Top challenges, and key practices for revision control, co-design at different sites, large data set synchronization.

NVIDIA – IP Reuse Best Practices and IC Manage

IC Manage customer Doug Quist of NVIDIA on Design and IP Management best practices. “If it isn’t checked in, it doesn’t exist”, branching methodologies, bugs fixed once, managing 50% data growth a year. Important of DM technology such as atomic transactions, check-in performance, large data sets, scaling, visibility and security.

Broadcom – IC Manage for Design Management, IP reuse, bug tracing, tool speed-up

Jacob Rael of Broadcom describes using IC Manage for Design Management, IP reuse, bug dependency tracing & notification, security, with only 4 hours transition downtime from prior DM system. Also, IC Manage Views™ for EDA tool acceleration, and Zero Time Sync™ workspaces.

National Semiconductor – IC Manage Global Design Platform

Clint Meyer of National Semiconductor reports on IC Manage GDP usage.

Project time reduced 25% by switching from DesignSync to GDP

An anonymous user reports on switching from Dassault Synchronicity DesignSync to IC Manage GDP

NVIDIA – Taping out 100s of chips with IC Manage GDP

Ajay Chanda of NVIDIA describes using IC Manage GDP to tape out hundreds of chips.

SMSC – Using IC Manage for large data sets

Steven Klass of SMSC describes using IC Manage GDP to manage very large datasets

IC Manage vs. Subversion vs CVS

Shiv Sikand of IC Manage responds to a user, comparing the features of 3 popular data management approaches for digital design in DeepChip.com

Biotronik – Using IC Manage for IP Reuse

Video of David Genzer describing IP Reuse with IC Manage

Comparing Cliosoft to IC Manage GDP

An anonymous user posts after 2 years experience using GDP

Comparing Design Management Tools

An anonymous user reports on the detailed process of comparing and choosing a Design Management solution.

GN Resound – D/a, A/d, 3rd party IP, Virtuoso, and IC Manage GDP

Henrik Ahrendt of GN Resound reports on D/a, A/d, 3rd party IP, Virtuoso, and IC Manage GDP

Foveon – Using Synopsys Custom Designer with IC Manage GDP

Scott Taft of Foveon reports on using Synopsys Custom Designer with IC Manage GDP

User reports mid-project transition

An anonymous user reports on a 3 day transition from DesignSync to GDP

ZeroG Wireless – Tutorial on IC Manage Global Design Platform (GDP)

Oliver Ling of Zero Wireless reports on his company’s use of IC Manage GDP

Evaluating GDP vs. Cliosoft, DesignSync

An anonymous user describes the selection process of design management solutions.