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Open platform expedites IP publishing, integration

Posted: 13 Sep 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:open platform? IP publishing? open source design?

IC Manage Inc. has announced that their open platform for maximizing IP reuse, the IP Central, is now integrated in the Global Design Platform (GDP). This platform can be used by design and verification teams for rapid publishing and integration of IP into existing flows. It also has the capability to import or link internal and external party IP from multiple commercial and open source design management systems.

"Two limiting factors to maximizing IP reuse have been the time required to integrate the IP into the design flow and the time needed to verify that the IP will work in the design," said Dean Drako, IC Manage's president and CEO. "With IC Manage's IP Central, design and verification teams can more rapidly and efficiently leverage internal and external IP, minimizing both engineering resources and the risk of project delays."

IP Central is an open and scalable platform to rapidly publish and reuse internal and third party IP in SoC, IC and FGPA designs across the enterprise. It has the following basic capabilities:

1. Create and publish IP via a check-list driven flow with encapsulated IP and property data.

2. Import or link IP data from multiple commercial and open source design management systems and internal databases and file systems.

3. Integrate IP data by automatically mapping the directory into structured format.

4. Search and select IP by fully configurable, dynamic specifications.

5. Manage IP bugs.

6. Track IP via incremental capabilities.

Furthermore, the GDP-IP central has the following benefits:

1. IP producers can easily publish IP via a checklist-driven flow with the properties encapsulated.

2. Managers can set permissions for IP usage in a secure manner, track exactly where it is being used, and control its usage.

3. IP consumers can search for IP according to complex specifications, view all properties, understand the status, and manage bugs.

By automating the tedious and time-consuming process of publishing and managing a company's IP and all its associated properties, IC Manage's GDP-IP Central allows design and verification teams to finally reap benefits in a timely and resource efficient manner.

GDP-IP Central is available on Linux, Solaris, Mac and Windows.

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