Helix IPLM + Helix Core

Helix IPLM and Helix Core are tightly integrated for seamless IP and data management.

What Helix IPLM Does

Helix IPLM is a comprehensive IP lifecycle management platform. It helps IC and systems design companies tame design complexity by providing a centralized system for design management across all types of projects and platforms. 

Helix IPLM helps global development teams:  

  • Eliminate project-centric design silos to improve collaboration.
  • Find and reuse IP more effectively to avoid “reinventing the wheel.”
  • Achieve end-to-end traceability to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Accelerate the release process with automated release flows.

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What Helix Core Does

Helix Core is a high-performance data management solution that supports global teams with storage, access, and management of design assets for analog, digital, infrastructure, and software development. It easily handles the millions of files that are common in EDA tools, along with the complex file relationships found in semiconductor designs.

Global development teams benefit from Helix Core’s ability to securely manage all digital content in a single repository. With a robust caching and replication architecture, access for engineers and designers is seamless and nearly instantaneous — no matter where they are in the world.

Helix Core is free for up to 5 users and 20 workspaces. 

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How Helix IPLM and Helix Core Work Together

Helix IPLM integrates with Helix Core to ensure IP and its associated metadata is secure and accessible to global, cross-functional teams.

For Digital Designs

With Helix IPLM and Helix Core, teams have complete control over the integration of both internal and external design elements, including libraries, new analog and digital designs, and standalone IP.

Helix IPLM's integration with Helix Core supports IP management across multiple projects, multiple sites, and multiple generations of the IP’s evolution, enabling comprehensive traceability.

This provides complete visibility into the current status and usage of IP from requirements to release, and streamlines design efforts with seamless coordination across teams and projects.

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For Analog Designs

Helix Core and VersIC deliver a comprehensive, united, and reliable design data management experience. VersIC integrates with Helix Core from within the Cadence Virtuoso environment.

With Helix Core and VersIC, a truly collaborative design environment across global design locations is possible.

Cadence libraries, Verilog, scripts, software, docs, and other design assets can be controlled, managed, versioned, and released via one platform.

Helix IPLM and Perforce Git Tools

Git is enormously popular, and software developers like its familiar interface. But Git is designed to control text files, not the binary files that are part of your IC, SoC, and systems designs.

Because Git lets users keep files on their individual workstations, it’s not great for companies concerned with compliance and security. Plus, traceability of changes is not perfect. Perforce Git tools solve this challenge.

What Are the Perforce Git Tools?

Perforce Git tools include Helix4Git and Helix TeamHub.

Helix4Git is an add-on for Helix Core. It provides management of Git repos. Even better, it’s easy to implement without changing your existing toolset. It can be added to any Git environment to improve performance and seamlessly scale to support growing, global Git teams.

Helix TeamHub lets software developers using Git seamlessly collaborate with engineers on SoC projects. Helix TeamHub is an optional add-on for Helix4Git that provides code hosting and collaboration, with self-service project administration and integration with enterprise AD/LDAP. It’s self-hosted in your own private cloud or in a data center – providing better security for your code.

In addition to serving the needs of internal software teams, it is an ideal way for external software teams (e.g., contractors or consultants) to be part of your DM infrastructure — while controlling and securing their access to your assets.

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How Helix IPLM and Perforce Git Tools Work Together

You can use Helix Core, Helix4Git, and Helix IPLM together as a seamless data management solution. This provides a single source of truth for your whole project. With this combination, each individual IP in a design and its associated metadata can be saved in either Helix Core or Helix4Git.

Each user can have a workspace with the parts of the design that they have permission to access. Now all your design data can be managed from a single view.

This increases IP reuse and decreases friction. Users simply query Helix IPLM to find the right version of the IP they need. It’s a secure and global single source of truth.

Questions About These Integrations?

All you have to do is ask. Contact us for more details on how Helix IPLM, Helix Core, and Perforce Git tools work together for more efficient, predictable, higher-quality semiconductor design.