Digital Designs


Digital designers form the cornerstone of any SoC design. But with the growing inclusion of analog blocks with digital and sometimes RF blocks in a SoC, it becomes necessary to provide a common design management platform without compromising on the ease or the flexibility of use. For any semiconductor company, it is vital to have a design management platform, which manages all types of design data from concept to GDSII.

SOS Digital is built on the powerful SOS7 design platform from ClioSoft, to meet the unique requirements of semiconductor design teams. The requirements of SoC designs - design complexity, different EDA tools from numerous vendors, extremely large binary tool databases and a complex design flow - is quite different from the needs of the software teams, and cannot be met by the tools commonly used in the software industry. With its distributed and fault tolerant architecture, SOS7 from ClioSoft enables design teams to collaborate across geographically dispersed design centers without compromising on either performance, security or robustness. It provides a flexible platform, which can be easily customized to meet the requirements of any design flow. Design teams can quickly create custom handshakes to establish their own handoff protocols for notification or set triggers to run scripts to validate design handoffs.

SoC designs of today, mandate a tight coupling between the different tools and the design management platform to ensure ease in managing the design data. With ClioSoft’s patented adapter, design teams can choose to integrate their design tools with the SOS7 design management platform to ensure higher designer productivity. SOS Digital provides the following features

The SOS7 platform improves design flow efficiency and design team productivity by providing an eco-system where designers can use tools from different vendors to design digital, analog and RF design modules. It's scalability and multi stream hyper data transfer technology enables design teams to customize as needed to meet the requirements of their design methodology without compromising on performance or disk space. SOS7 provides flexible release and derivative management along with revision control to meet the requirements of any design flow. It maintains a correlation between the defects and changes made in the design to fix the defect. SOS7 supports commonly used bug-tracking systems such as Jira, Trac, Bugzilla and Fusion Forge. It also provides semiconductor companies the flexibility to make changes in their choice of EDA tools without having to worry about the integration of the tools with the data management platform.