Evaluation Resources For IP Lifecycle Management

The following resources will help you evaluate using Methodics IPLM for your IP lifecycle management solution.

Planning in Methodics IPLM

All new projects start with a detailed planning phase. In many teams, planning happens
in many stages and involves many aspects of technology choices, vendor commitments,
and manufacturing alignment. One key part of the planning process is to build a
plan around the IPs that will be used in the project. These IP choices are driven by the
feature set of the project and is best done in the context of an IP management tool.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper. You’ll learn how to use Methodics IPLM for planning.

Breaking Project Silos For Scalability

Many tools use a project-centric view of the design process. It’s common for users to start a new project in their requirements management tool, bug tracker, or design management tools. This makes sense for designers who think of themselves as working on one project at a time. Companies, too, track costs, resources, and timelines on a project basis. However, there are drawbacks to this approach because of the silos it creates.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper. You’ll learn how Methodics IPLM provides a common centralized platform with full traceability, so you can scale your project and collaborate on design.

How Many Millions Are You Willing to Set Aside to Address IP Leakage?

IP leakage costs millions of dollars. The risk of IP leakage grows as your network of design teams around the world increases — whether it’s due to an expanding workforce, acquisition of other companies, or consolidation into larger enterprise. You need to ensure that no sensitive IP is released across borders without a proper export license in place. Or else you’ll face severe fines. Just how many millions are you willing to set aside to address IP leakage?

Talk to an expert to get access to this white paper on how to use a robust IP management platform, such as Methodics IPLM, to prevent accidental IP leakage.

Advanced Workflow Automation in Methodics IPLM

Workflows help IP designers follow a process of developing IP that ensures adherence to best practices, quality standards, and company policies. This includes functional safety compliance, if required.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper on how to use Methodics IPLM to develop advanced workflows. Plus, you’ll get an example utilizing the Flowable open source workflow engine for developing and managing workflows.

Creating a Seamless Cloudburst Environment for Verification

With every new generation and project, the effort required to close verification increases dramatically. Shifting some of this workload to the cloud — where jobs can run in an elastic infrastructure — can help you accelerate verification.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how to use Methodics IPLM with a Cloudburst environment for faster verification.

IPLM As a Driver of Global Access Control

Permissions play a key role in the design process. Teams need to control who can see, use, and edit various IP assets — across multiple projects and across a worldwide organization. The need for access control comes from proprietary technology, contractual obligations, or simply the need to control the spread of IPs within the organization.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how to Methodics IPLM enables you to handle permissions effectively and protect your IP.

Design Partitioning With Methodics IPLM

Semiconductor designs are most efficiently managed as related sets of functional blocks. You can achieve significant benefits — accelerated delivery, reduced risks, lower costs — by aligning your development flow accordingly.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how to use Methodics IPLM to enable design partitioning and an efficient workflow.

Enabling Hierarchical IP Reuse Using Private Resources

Systems on chips (SoCs) need to be able to incorporate more and more complex IPs from diverse sources in as seamless and low effort manner as possible. One way to manage this complexity is to break IPs into simpler components. Then you can build the complex pieces up hierarchically.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM uses the concept of “private resources” to ease this burden and enable hierarchical IP reuse. 

Improving Time-to-Market With the Right IPLM Solution

Getting a product out on time is critical in the increasingly competitive semiconductor market. That means. Your design teams need to be able to reuse existing, proven IPs to reduce development time, complexity, and cost.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM’s graph database enables fast and seamless IP reuse.

Meeting Time-to-Market and Cost Reduction Goals Through Platform Based Design

Companies designing SoCs face new challenges. SoCs are more complex than ever. Yet time-to-market windows are shrinking and cost pressures are escalating. You need to be able to reduce the time it takes to bring designs to market.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM reduces time-to-market by maximizing reuse of internal IP for SoC designs.

Integrating Requirements Management With IP Management

Requirements management is critical to successfully managing a distributed, complex, and time-sensitive SoC project. You must also tie the requirements back to the context of the IPs being used in the SoC.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM integrates with requirements management tools. You’ll learn how this allows users to see IP requirements in the context of their SoC and achieve traceability.

Tracking Bugs With IP Subsystems

When you’re reusing IP, it’s important to track design bugs effectively. This means managing bugs at the resource (IP) level rather than at the project level. This assures parent/child and branch relationships are tracked. As a result, downstream and upstream stakeholders can be notified when problems occur.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how to use Methodics IPLM for effective bug tracking.

Benefits of IP-Centric Design

Using an IP-centric approach to designing large SoCs delivers many benefits beyond IP reuse. It helps you manage versions and releases — and track quality. Whether you use a block for reuse or not, you’ll benefit from an IP-centric design.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn about the advantages of IP-centric design with Methodics IPLM.

Release Methodologies For SoC Design

A release server qualifies and manages releases from individual team members. This is important to automatically isolate the team from bad check-ins. As a result, using a release server provides an always available, known good, and close-to-latest snapshot of the SoC design.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn about the advantages of Methodics IPLM’s release methodology.

Correct-by-Construction Workspaces

SoC design environments include dozens of hierarchical IP blocks and hundreds-to-thousands of IP libraries. As a result, designing correct-by-construction workspaces is essential.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how to automate and centralize workspace management with Methodics IPLM. You’ll find out how using Methodics IPLM allows design and verification engineers to focus on their core activity rather than the time-consuming and error-prone nature of manual workspace creation and maintenance.

Evaluation Resources For Data Management

The following resources will help you evaluate using Methodics IPLM alongside your data management solution.

Best Practices For Perforce Helix Core-Based Hardware Design

A typical chip design project consists of many designers with a diverse mix of disciplines. Each works on a different aspect of the design with different flows — and generates large amounts of diverse data. The best approach is to use Methodics IPLM with Perforce Helix Core and adopt a release-based flow.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how to solve the unique challenges associated with many diverse sets of data generated during hardware design.

An IP-Centric Approach to Git-Based Development

Git is convenient for managing text-based design data. But Git is not well-suited for other file types, including large binary files generated by back-end, analog, and mixed-signal design. The best approach is to allow each component of the design to be independently managed as an IP in your data management system of choice — including Git or Perforce Helix Core.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper describing an IP-centric flow that works well for those using Git.

Taming Git in the Enterprise

Binary files can’t be stored incrementally in Git. Every version of each binary file must be stored in full. Versioned medium-to-large binary files in Git will quickly blow up the repository size. This causes unacceptable performance degradation. But designers and integrators must be able to use whatever data management system is appropriate to their need.

Talk to an expert to get access to this evaluation white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM provides a single source of truth for managing and tracking the versions of all IPs — in Git or other data management systems.

Evaluation Resources For Functional Safety

The following resources will help you evaluate using Methodics IPLM for functional safety (FuSa), including ISO 26262 and other standards.

Tool and Process Certification For Functional Safety

To achieve FuSa compliance, you need certifications of design and development tools used by designers and developers — as well as certifications of design and development workflows and processes themselves. However, your certifications must be based on the specific versions of the tools and processes involved.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM solves this traceability challenges and enables you to achieve FuSa compliance.

Traceability For the Design Verification Process

To definitively and easily document the exact state of verification, you need to add traceability to the design verification process. This is especially critical for meeting FuSa specifications for traceability, such as those in ISO 26262 and DO-254.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM provides the traceability needed for your design verification process.

ISO 26262 Compliance in an IP-Based Development Flow

Managing your design activity in an IP-based development flow delivers many advantages. You’ll have optimally partitioned designs, where each block is treated as a reusable, self-contained IP with versioned dependencies on other blocks. This allows teams to be more lean, Agile, and flexible.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how using Methodics IPLM simplifies the FuSa process for an ISO 26262 compliant flow for semiconductors. For example, you’ll see how templates can be used to automate the survey and response components of the FuSa process.

Meeting the ISO 26262 Traceability Requirement in Automotive Electronic Design

ISO 26262 requires traceability that proves requirements were met in automotive electronics design. This means you must document how a design is architected, designed, verified, and tested. And you must connect this back to the original design specification.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM enables you to connect requirements, design, and verification, so you can document the traceability needed for ISO 26262 compliance.

Evaluation Resources For Product Lifecycle Management

The following resources will help you evaluate using Methodics IPLM with product lifecycle management (PLM) systems.

Accelerating Innovation in Semiconductor Development

PLM systems help businesses run their entire operation by creating an environment where all product data and metadata can be organized, accessed, and analyzed. However, semiconductor design involve a highly dynamic, iterative process that requires instantaneous access to quickly evolving data.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM integrates with Siemens PLM solution. You’ll learn how using this integrated solution helps you achieve FuSa compliance and reduce costs by maximizing reuse and reducing time-to-market.

High Availability Architecture For Enterprise IPLM

Most enterprise design and development environments are distributed around the world. This creates stress on the development infrastructure. You need 24/7 availability, zero downtime, and real-time visibility into data. Your infrastructure tools need to understand these requirements and be architected to enable high availability.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM enables high availability architecture for enterprise IPLM.

Putting the “I” in IPLM

The complexity of today’s semiconductor devices rivals the complexities of systems design in other industries. And there’s a lot semiconductor organizations can learn from PLM systems design. For example, PLM systems allow information to be made available and consumed in formats that make sense for each stakeholder. However, this data is generally stable and static once in a PLM system. In contrast, semiconductor design is highly dynamic and iterative.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how using Methodics IPLM with a PLM systems to get the best of both worlds.

Problems and Challenges of Using PLM in a Semiconductor Design Environment

Using a PLM system in the semiconductor design environment creates problems and challenges. This can increase costs, including maintenance overhead.

Talk to an expert to get access to this technical white paper and learn how Methodics IPLM provides an alternative solution with the most critical functions of a PLM system — minus the cost and overhead.

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