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I use Quicken to manage my business and personal finances because it saves me so much time by downloading all of my transactions from Chase for credit card, Amazon for credit card, Wells Fargo for banking and Schwab for IRA. Likewise, for IP management in SoC design you want an app like Quicken that plays well with other tools that you are already familiar with. Such is the case with IP management as many engineers have used Git before to manage their software source code projects they can also use Git to manage their RTL code because they are related text files.

The challenge comes in SoC design when you want to start managing IC design files that are binary like IC layout, AMS designs or even SPICE waveform files. Perforceis a popular version management system that can handle these binary files quite well, so how would you connect Perforce and Git together cohesively? 

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