Design reuse within a company has been an elusive goal. Much like a mirage, solutions for design reuse appear on the horizon only to fade away quickly as designers start finding limitations when using it within their design environment. Unfortunately with design reuse, there is no one-solution-fits-all. Any solution provided must be easy to adapt to the unique methodology requirements of their companies even as they change over time.
Given the globally competitive landscape and tight design schedules prevalent these days, IP/design reuse and effective team collaboration plays a crucial role in product success. IP selection therefore becomes a critical choice for taping out SoCs with minimal risk.
But where can you find all the IPs in your company? Should you reuse existing internal IPs or buy 3rd party IPs? Where do you find the internal IPs to use? Are these IPs qualified? Have they been taped out in any SoCs? What process node have they been taped out in? Which internal IPs are being used the most? Who are the users for this third party IP? Are the third party licenses being honored?
With a rigid solution, it becomes difficult to address the numerous nuances of design reuse. To add clarity to this conundrum and to make design reuse a reality, something must change!
Design reuse within a company can only be successful if the solution provided is easy to use and can be customized easily as needed. Setting up an ecosystem where users can create, share and reuse easily is imperative if design reuse has to become an integral part of the company's DNA. We believe everything which can be shared and leveraged within a company must be reused. And that includes IPs (internal and 3rdparty), documents, user experiences, scripts, methodologies, libraries, ideas and even discussions. In the face of tight design schedules, increased competition and pressures to keep the product cost low, designers need all the help they can get. To ensure better efficiency, we have created an ecosystem which empowers you to collaborate easily with different users, ensure quick resolution of any queries, share and reuse all types of design collateral. Instead of scrambling across different applications to get the information you need, we have created a platform which can be easily integrated with different applications to ensure information you need is available at your fingertips.
Tap into the collective intelligence of all the users within your company to produce remarkable results!
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