Webinar training series on the SOS7 design management platform...
ClioSoft to participate at nine events worldwide in 2018
What happens when companies are combined? The outcome often isn't as good as the announcement...
Development of autonomous vehicle technology is happening everywhere, but not as quickly as the hype would suggest...
As companies scale by adding more engineers, there is a tendency to spread across multiple design sites...
Acceleration of advanced processes, skyrocketing complexity and cost, and concerns about IP availability are raising some difficult questions...
The growing challenges of cataloging IP and its various avatars within a company...
ClioSoft's business center is the development and sales of their design data management tool "SOS..."
5G is coming, but not everywhere, not all at once, and not the fastest version of this technology right away. In fact, the probable scenario is that...
Cost of porting tools and IP will limit choices at partial nodes and create confusion at others...
Software configuration management (SCM) has been around for a long time…
You don’t have to be a big company to support academic research ...
Introduction of designHUB, the customizable ecosystem collaboration platform contributed to growth along with the SOS7 design management platform ...
Cloud-based verification and software development, bigger IP blocks, machine learning, and security issues top the list for 2018 ...
What advancements can we expect to see in 2018, which markets will drive the industry, and what are the major challenges that have to be addressed ...
The entire automotive ecosystem is being reshaped by vehicle electrification, assisted and autonomous driving ...
Why information gets lost and how you can prevent that from happening while also improving efficiency ...
at ICCAD Annual Conference 2017 in Beijing, China ...
ClioSoft is well known for their SoC design data management software SOS7 and ...
How much extra circuitry is necessary is a matter of debate, but almost everyone agrees it can be reduced ...
Market-specific needs and rules, availability of IP, and multiple ways to solve problems are having a huge effect on architectures ...
ClioSoft will showcase its products at CSIA-ICCAD 2017 Annual Conference & Beijing IC Industry Innovation and Development Summit in Beijing, China, November 16 – 17, 2017 ...
Design data management has always been important ...
The old model of write once, integrate many times doesn’t always work. Here’s why ...
ClioSoft will showcase its products at CDNLive in Seoul, Korea on September 14, 2017 ...
Rising complexity, new technologies, and the challenges of keeping track of ...
The world is on the cusp of some of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in human history ...
It was only back in May of this year that ClioSoft first introduced designHUB, a revolutionary new product that is meant to enable ...
Acconsys and ClioSoft, the industry leader in SoC design and IP management solutions, continue their long association of eight years in China ...
Cliosoft sees a merging of social features and design-data repositories as ...
Collaborative Design, Design Data & IP Management and Design Reuse ...
These days, there’s a tendency to read the word “proprietary” and think “bad,” as if whatever is proprietary is inflexible and limited capability ...
New technology markets and a flattening in smartphone growth has sparked a resurgence in older technology processes ...
designHUB, a customizable ecosystem hosted within the company, enables design reuse ...
In a globally competitive landscape, IP reuse and effective team collaboration play a crucial role ...
I’ve had the privilege over the years to be a part of a lot of great companies, teams and projects ...
Methodologies for integration become a competitive tool as complexity and possible options skyrocket.
It will soon be 20 years since ClioSoft started its journey of selling design management software for the semiconductor industry.
Rising complexity, diverging market needs and time-to-market pressures are forcing companies to rethink how they deal with defects.
As the market for chips in cars grows, so does the amount of sensor data that needs to be processed.
ClioSoft, Inc., a leader in system-on-chip (SoC) design data and intellectual property (IP) management solutions ...
A couple weeks ago I gave a heads-up about a webinar that was being hosted by ClioSoft, Qorvo and Keysight. The topic of the webinar ...
Over the last several weeks I’ve been having a lot of discussions with colleagues around IP reuse and design data management.
Archaeologists often use tools found in digs as a major indicator of trends in civilizations.
Customer perspectives on a tool are always interesting, as much for why they felt the need for the tool as how it Article: Apple and The Road Ahead to Building an x86 Processor-cliosoft-design-management-min-jpgis working out for them in practice.
Data management tools? We use small teams doing small designs ...
Time-to-market has always been a key element for success ...
Enterprise design management can be summed up in one word: collaboration ...
Panel: “How Do We Make IP Reuse Work?” Demonstrating SoC Design & IP Management Platform
IP developers & IP users need an ecosystem where they can shop, consume and produce IPs
Implementation of SOS for Synopsys Custom Compiler improves collaboration, design data management and IP reuse
Why efficient collaboration is a must for teams creating or reusing IP
Make-versus-buy inadequately describes what we do now in electronic systems design
Why a Silicon Valley semiconductor company is using design data management for PMIC development
Performance and fault tolerance criteria to help select DDM software
ClioSoft projects growth in digital, analog and RF on the same SoC
SOS helps South Korean engineers collaborating with geographically-dispersed design teams
Common needs identified by survey of 100 working SOC designers & design managers
Ranjit Adhikary points out that designers attempt to use the best practices from each team
Analog IP Reuse at IQ-Analog
Performance improvements make SOS7 as much as 30 times faster than previous versions
Why mixed-signal chipmakers increasingly rely on internal & external IP reuse
Faster, smarter, stronger version of SOS design data and enterprise IP management platform
Elmos outlines how SOS and Synopsys Custom Designer overcome A/MS design challenges
IQ-Analog outlines a methodology to map analog IPs to different foundries
ClioSoft exhibiting in Israel, France, UK, India and Germany. Customer Elmos presenting in Germany
ClioSoft’s SOS DDM platform helps design centers in Vietnam collaborate worldwide on SoC design projects
30 engineers in CERN's microelectronics team are collaborating with 70- 120 chip designers from 20-30 universities & research institutes
SOS provides a cohesive design environment for all types of RF, digital, analog and mixed-signal designs
25 new accounts for SOS, the only tool supporting all types of designs – digital, analog, RF and mixed-signal
Combination of SOS for Cadence Virtuoso and Visual Design Diff improves collaboration and makes design reviews more effective
Increased use of RF design modules in application-specific products
…and CERN to present on using SOS on IC design project data management for high-energy physics
Genia Technologies presented on development of an SoC device for DNA sequencing at CDN Live
Video shows how the SOS platform is integrated with ADS from Keysight Technologies
…and Genia Technologies to present on IC design data management for DNA sequencing
Tight integration with Synopsys Custom Designer® & LakerTM design flows improves design team productivity by providing DM and tool features from the same cockpit
SOS--The ONLY SoC design data management for all types of analog/ RF/ digital/ mixed-signal designs
GenapSys and DNA Electronics use ClioSoft SOS DM platform & Cadence Virtuoso to develop semiconductor-based DNA sequencing solutions
Ranjit Adhikary takes 9 kids to see Selma and muses on MLK Day ...
Contest input from all over the world on how to make design reuse within a company more efficient
If confronting technical complexity is a design team's top priority today, managing project complexity
The tight integration of ClioSoft's SOS viaDFII with the Cadence Virtuoso design flow improves design team productivity
Any SoC or IC design project, whether implemented at the same design site or multiple sites requires some data management tools
In the face of shrinking time-to-market windows, semiconductor companies are aggressively vying with each other to emerge with new or variants of existing ICs
Presenting in IP Track on Managing Designs to Produce High-quality PHY IPs, Demonstrating IP and Design Data Management Solutions
Steve Netto continues, looking at the design pieces that must be matched and kept track of in the design flow for a spread spectrum design
Mixed-signal designer Steve Netto reviews some of the details of a mixed-signal design flow involving various verification paths.
... as soon as more than one design team is involved in the same project, you don't want to duplicate design resource, & you want to make sure that exactly the same IP is used. Design productivity & IP consistency are key.
ClioSoft speaks at EDPS
Daniel Nenni of SemiWiki presents to CAD engineers/ managers and to managers and engineers using IPs in their SoCs
In an era of SoCs with millions of gates, hundreds of IPs and multiple ways to verify designs through several stages of transformations at different levels of hierarchies, it is increasingly difficult to handle such large data in a consistent and efficient way.
This guest blog is courtesy of Ranjit Adhikary, director of marketing at ClioSoft.
For most of my career, I worked as a CAD and design flow engineer. In the fall of 2012, I moved to a different role, as an applications and support manager at ClioSoft Inc. In my opinion, this was a very good opportunity for me to work with other CAD engineers and teams.
40% growth in bookings over 2012 and almost 30 new customers
In last few years IP design has grown significantly compared to the rest of the semiconductor industry. There are newer IP start-ups opening across the world.
Arasan recently adopted ClioSoft for data management (DM) for design and development of Arasan's Silicon IP products.
Milandr is a company based in Moscow that makes high reliability semiconductor components for the aerospace, automotive and consumer markets, primarily in Russia.
Milandr is a twenty-year-old product company based in Moscow, Russia, that builds high-reliability integrated circuit (IC) products for the aerospace, avionics, automotive, and consumer markets.
Engineering teams at these five institutions knew from past experience, having worked on distributed projects that it was critical to have some kind of a managed handshake of data exchange between the sites.
One of the challenges in doing a complex analog or mixed signal design is that things get out of step. One designer is tweaking the schematic and re-simulating, another is tweaking the layout of transistors, another is changing the routing.
GenApSys is a biotech company developing proprietary DNA sequencing technology. As part of that they develop their own custom sequencing chips.
As I have mentioned before, Cliosoft is the biggest little company in EDA with the most talked about products on SemiWiki.
Cliosoft was one of the first SemiWiki subscribers and it is a pleasure to work with them. They have one of the busiest landing pages with more than 30 articles authored by Daniel Payne, Paul McLellan, and myself.
I talked to Greg Peterschmidt of Agilent today about their integration of Advanced Design System (ADS) with ClioSoft's SOS Design Data Management that was announced today.
Back when I was a programmer at VLSI Technology in the mid-1980s, I was responsible for all the data management in the VLSI Design Tools.
Most mixed-signal design teams don't use data management. Well, that's not entirely true, everyone has to do data management of some sort, it is just that it is often very ad hoc, often done by some vaguely systematic way of doing file naming, using email to keep track of changes, no access control and so on.
Taking a look at the coveted presentation slots at the CDNLive Conference next month you will see a presentation on Data Management for Mixed-Signal Designs by one of my favorite EDA companies, ClioSoft. Great software, great support, great people, and with customers that are willing to talk publicly about their tools and technology.
I reviewed the book Mixed-Signal Methodology Guide in August of this year published by Cadence, and decided to follow up with one of the authors, Michael Henrie from ClioSoft, to learn more about the importance of Design Management for AMS.
I met Frank Wiedmann on LinkedIn because we are both members of the Analog Mixed Signal group, and he has an interesting background in AMS IC design.
While reading an article on DeepChip I found an interesting comment from Rafaela Novais, a Design Support Manager at TowerJazz Semi and decided to interview her to learn more about her experience as an IC designer and EDA tool user.
This book, the Mixed-signal Methodology Guide: Advanced Methodology for AMS IP and SoC Design, Verification, and Implementation provides a broad overview of the design, verification and implementation methodologies required for today’s mixed-signal designs.
This IC Manage post by Broadcom seemed a bit too full of marketing Kool-Aid
to go without a rebuttal.
Almost every SoC has multiple analog blocks so AMS methodology is an important topic to our growing electronics industry.s
I first met Brien Anderson on LinkedIn because we share common groups and interests, so I decided to interview him and discover how CAD tools enabled IC design at Synpatics, a company with capacitive sensing technology used in smart phones, tablets and touch screens.
ARM and Cadence have announced the availability of the first in a series of combined solutions enabling designers to improve performance, power and time-to-market for ARM® Cortex™-A series processor-based system-on-chips (SoCs).
Most design engineers in EDA work within flows that come from one big vendor and that offer support along with software. Best-in-class niche software products are integrated into this flow to meet specialized needs. But what, exactly, is a best-in-class product?
I first met Betty Pokerwinski of Qualcomm at LinkedIn in the group called IC Layout Designers. I post frequently on LinkedIn and a blog article on an EDA tool called Visual Design Diff from ClioSoft created quite a discussion, enough so that I contacted Betty to learn more about her IC layout group at Qualcomm.
I've read about MoSys over the years and had the chance this week to interview Nani Subraminian, Engineering Manager about the types of EDA tools that they use and how design data management has been deployed to keep the design process organized. My background includes both DRAM and SRAM design, so I've been curious about how MoSys offers embedded DRAM as IP.
The Nintendo Wii is one of the most successful gaming platforms with the most diverse set of games -- from fun games that can be enjoyed by the whole family to fitness programs that can be used by adults. They beat the dominant Sony Playstation and the Microsoft Xbox by thinking outside the box and creating a platform that was really easy to use and powerful enough to create the wide range of ‘games’.
Hardware designers use complex EDA tool flows that have collections of underlying binary and text files. Keeping track of the versions of your IC design can be a real issue when your projects use teams of engineers. ClioSoft has been offering HCM (Hardware Configuration Management) tools that work in the most popular flows of: Cadence, Mentor, Synopsys and SpringSoft.
Last Monday I sat down with Grego Sanguinetti in Beaverton, Oregon at the campus of Tektronix to hear about how they design their ICs using EDA tools from multiple vendors.
IC design engineers want to spend their time designing, not managing files. Cadence Connections partner ClioSoft, a provider of hardware configuration management software, wants to keep it that way by providing easy-to-use tools that work seamlessly with IC design tools including the Cadence Virtuoso analog/custom design platform.
Here in the Silicon Forest (Oregon) we have a venture-backed, fabless analog semi company called Avnera that has designed over 10 Analog System on Chips (ASoC). Their chips are used in consumer products for both wireless audio and video applications.
Like software teams, hardware design teams need configuration management systems. However, Software Configuration Management (SCM) systems do not meet all the demands of hardware design teams.
System-Level Design sat down to discuss chip-design productivity and quality issues with Srinath Anantharaman, president and founder of Cliosoft; Ronald Collett, president and CEO of Numetrics Management Systems; and Michel Tabusse, CEO and co-founder of Satin Technologies.
OLD BUT NEW: In this down economy, it didn't surprise me to see users
yarping about ClioSoft. Why? Their sweet spot is the single project team
that needs a cheap, stable, really easy-to-use-and-install DDM tool. SOS
isn't fancy, but it does the job and for little $$$. This year it appears
that the Virtuoso crowd likes ClioSoft's new "Visual Diff" tool.
This paper describes the shortcomings of using a hardware configuration management system for software configuration management.
Software configuration management (SCM) systems have been used by software teams for decades to manage development, improve collaboration and coordinate releases.
Simon Butler makes the case here that software configuration management (SCM) systems like Perforce and Subversion are being used by a very large number of software engineers.
Evaluating any EDA tool has several challenges. You have
several tools and vendors to choose from. You have to get past
the marketing hype to determine what is really important to you
and whether the supported feature set meets your
Designing tools for interoperability has become mandatory for the EDA industry. Standards and open architectures allow internal CAD teams to create the 'glue software' to quickly integrate a new tool into the flow.
In the last few months, we have heard of several semiconductor companies reducing or planning
to reduce their workforces. Many organizations are uncertain about the times ahead; their first response
is to cut expenses.
The electronic design automation (EDA) market is relatively small with an incredibly wide variety of software from hundreds of vendors (DAC 2008 had nearly 250 exhibitors), many of them startups, each trying to solve complex but niche problems.
Twelve companies/organizations will be demonstrating their Si2 projectbased
products and solutions at the 13th Si2/OpenAccess Conference on
October 13 at the Network Meeting Center at Techmart, Santa Clara, CA.
As demonstrated by the design of a very small, high-frequency analog component, even small teams working on small designs can realize significant productivity benefits by using Design Data Management (DDM).
With design complexities increasing and development spread across multiple groups, often in different places, efficient management and synchronization of design data for integrated circuits (ICs) is becoming vital to successful tapeouts.
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