Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide

Brush up on your SoC design data management.


ClioSoft wrote the chapter on SoC design data management in Cadence’s “Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide.” Register to receive an electronic copy of this chapter.

Software teams have long used version control and data management systems and they have become an integral part of a software development environment. Practically, no significant software project is started without a software data management system and methodology in place. There are a variety of solutions, typically referred to as Software Configuration Management (SCM) systems, to choose from – commercial systems such as Clearcase or Perforce and public domain mainstays such as CVS and Subversion.

Hardware design teams have come late to the design data management table often referred to as Design Management or Data Management (DM). There are many reasons for this:

• Hardware teams have historically been smaller than software teams

• Hardware projects are typically partitioned into blocks. There is less overlap in responsibilities and therefore less likelihood of contention for the same data files

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