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
- Simple Workspace Deployment
- Hierarchical Bill of Materials
- Customizable Dashboards
- Release Workflow Automation
- Iron-Clad Security
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.
Simple Workspace Deployment
Workspaces are central to SoC integration. It’s the point where IP and the rest of the design come together. Methodics IPLM includes comprehensive configuration and workspace management. This ensures that designers have access to the data they need and admins can track IP usage and development across the enterprise.
Comprehensive controls enable the administrators to determine the design files, IP, tool configurations, machine resource allocation, and other infrastructure components available to team members.
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.
Data is key to making informed project decisions. Methodics IPLM integrates a powerful data analytics platform, based on an extensible widget-based design. Default dashboard configurations are provided for common design tasks, such as IP qualification, IP release status, and IP usage information.
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.
Release Workflow Automation
Automating release workflows eliminates the risks associated with manually releasing a design. It ensures that IP blocks are released in the correct order, based on design dependencies.
Methodics IPLM controls dependencies throughout the pre-release and post-release process by managing hierarchical release mechanisms. Once an IP is released, it can be added into the catalog and made available for other teams.
A final SoC includes a patchwork of IPs with various origins, quality levels, and sometimes poorly understood attack surfaces. Methodics IPLM offers an IP security assurance solution to mitigate risks.
Because Methodics IPLM provides end-to-end traceability, it makes it easy to manage hundreds of IPs and understand each IP’s attack surface. Also, Methodics IPLM enables IP geofencing by allowing and restricting access permissions based on location. This can minimize IP leakage, potentially saving millions of dollars while bringing your organization into compliance.
Perforce Semiconductor Platform
Perforce gives you a central platform to plan, manage, reuse, and track IP.
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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