IC Manage Global Design Platform (GDP) is a reliable, scalable, high performance, multi-site design management system. It enables complex global design across the enterprise, through the following key capabilities:
Multi-site Collaboration. IC Manage GDP allows tracking and viewing of what design modules different designers have checked out. It offers easy branching and merging capability, including the full project history of files or data types. Design teams find prior working versions, then restore the design to a prior working version. GDP offers a unique near real-time content delivery mechanism as part of its multi-site design collaboration support. It manages the bi-directional change management between 'parent and child', and can automatically detect and propagate the appropriate content for any workspace in a highly reliable and maintenance-free manner.
SOC/IC/FPGA Design. GDP is a unified system for hardware and software design. It manages revisions of all data types, including binary data, RTL, software, and EDA databases. IC Manage's hardware design solution is built on Perforce, a leading industry standard SCM, so hardware and software developers can follow a unified development model for all data types. Design teams can push or pull common data, to any site with no delay. Actions can be executed via a GUI or a command line interface.
IP Reuse and Logistics Management. Making an organization's intellectual property available for reuse by all its design teams is critical for competitiveness. IC Manage’s IP Central lets development teams rapidly publish and integrate their IP into existing flows, and trace bugs and dependencies. IP Central allows close collaboration between project managers, IP owners, chip designers, and verification teams. More on IP Central
Managing Bug Dependencies. GDP is tightly linked with bug tracking systems, such as JIRA or Bugzilla. This integration ensures that all bugs and bug fixes associate with each design element or IP block are automatically recorded in both the bug tracking system, and in GDP. Chip designers can use GDP to manage bugs and their interdependencies in a bi-directional manner. The IP changes associated with the bug fixes can be viewed in the bug tracking system, and the bug history can be viewed in the IP Central repository. This allows design teams to identify bugs, trace bug dependencies and propagated fixes with across all versions and designs throughout the enterprise. Chip designers can be automatically notified of new bugs that are identified as well as the bug status. Bug fixes can be automatically or selectively propagated to the various versions in use.