Increase IP Reuse and Reduce Re-spins

In today’s market, acceleration requires IP reuse. But without a centralized system to manage IP, hardware teams are left searching or recreating designs and software engineers end up tracking versions on a spreadsheet. These manual processes waste time and increase the risk of errors and unnecessary re-spins.

Methodics IPLM provides a scalable IP lifecycle management platform that tracks IP and its metadata across projects, providing end-to-end traceability and enabling effortless IP reuse. Learn more by connecting with an IP expert today.

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IP-Centric Features Semiconductor Teams Need

Traceable IP Ecosystem

Methodics IPLM provides an integrated IP catalog with powerful search and filtering capabilities. This allows designers to quickly and easily find the IP they need. And fine-grained permissions ensure they can only access the IP that is available to them.

Every aspect of the IP lifecycle is tracked and visible in Methodics IPLM in easy-to-understand, configurable dashboards. Designers can see the projects the IP has been used in, any outstanding bugs, derivative designs, regression status, and much more.

IP Catalog

Rapid Workspace Creation

Workspaces are central to SoC integration. It’s the point where IP and the rest of the design come together. Methodics IPLM's advanced IP and data caching infrastructure reduces workspace creation time from hours to seconds — and dramatically decreases data storage requirements. So designers have instant access to the files and data they need

Administrators can track IP usage and development across the enterprise. And comprehensive controls enable admins to determine the design files, IPs, tool configurations, machine resource allocation, and other infrastructure components available to team members.

IPLM Workspace

Hierarchical Bill of Materials

Methodics IPLM provides a versioned, hierarchical Bill of Materials (BoM) for hardware, software, and the platform. It also offers a single source of truth for creating and managing your Bill of Materials (BoM).

BoM compatibility checks allow you to specify which range of hardware IPs a given software component is compatible with. So, if a hardware team upgrades, Methodics IPLM will flag compatibility mismatch. 

Teams can even integrate planned and in-progress IPs in a Planning BoM to accelerate the design planning process and enable better build-or-buy decisions.

Hierarchical BoM

Customizable Dashboards

Data is key to making informed project decisions. Methodics IPLM offers at-a-glance visibility of data through configurable dashboards, backed by a powerful data analytics platform. Default dashboard configurations are provided for common design tasks, such as IP qualification, IP release status, and IP usage information. And new widgets can easily be added through the user-friendly, visual widget editor.

Methodics IPLM also includes a first-class RESTful API for custom dashboard development, including company specific reporting, industry compliance, or integration of existing corporate systems.

IPLM Dashboard

Release Automation

Methodics IPLM automates the design release process, eliminating the risks associated with manually releasing a design. Hierarchical release mechanisms ensure that IP blocks are released in the correct order, based on design dependencies, for quality-driven release flows.

Methodics IPLM also provides pre-release and post-release hooks and triggers to ensure no IPs are made available to others until they meet your organization's standards for IP Quality and maturity.

IPLM Rules Engine

Enterprise-Grade Security

Methodics IPLM ensures the highest level of security to protect critical IP assets from every angle. Fine-grained user permissions allow you to control IP access. And with end-to-end traceability from requirements to release, you can easily track IP usage across your entire IP catalog — and quickly identify vulnerabilities in released ICs.

Violating technology export control laws can result in millions of dollars in fines, on top of lost revenue and market setbacks caused by IP leakage. IPLM’s Geofencing feature ensures compliance and prevents IP leakage by restricting IPs and metadata in prohibited locations, regardless of access permissions.


IP Mermissions

“We realized that we needed a system that helps us manage the IP we have today and supports best practices for IP reuse moving forward. Methodics offered a powerful solution by providing us with a collaborative platform to perform IP reuse more efficiently and in a sustainable, scalable way.”

— Rick Stawicki, Executive Director, EDA Engineering, Maxim Integrated

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IP Lifecycle Management

Methodics IPLM tracks IP and its metadata across projects, providing end-to-end traceability. Teams can browse an enterprise-wide IP catalog, while keeping IP secure across the globe.

Design Data Management

Perforce Helix Core scales to manage all your IP and design data with global multi-site replication. You can secure millions of large files including including binaries, design files, IPs, and more.

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