Welcome to Our Q3 2018 Newsletter!
Hi everyone - lots of good news to update you on in this
Firstly, our user group (MDXUG) in June was a huge
success with representatives from many of our customers +
a good smattering of prospective customers. The kind folks
from Intel presented a compelling keynote speech which was
followed up with 2 days of round-tables, and discussions
of all things IPLM. Folks were very open about their SoC
and IP design challenges which led to a rich exchange of
summary can be found here.
A special thanks to Maxim Integrated for hosting the
event, and to Siemens
PLM for sponsoring the after hours excursion to the
In other news, we’ve been working hard with one of our
larger customers to build a Git based IP Lifecycle
Management design flow. As I’m sure you’re all
aware, Git is a rare beast that doesn’t necessarily lend
itself to an IP-centric design flow. We’ve been able to
build an integration to solve that and you
can learn more from a recent white paper here.
Another area of focus at Methodics is our solution in the
ISO 26262 automotive functional safety space. This
is built on top of our IPLM platform, Percipient, and
includes compliance automation, requirements tracking,
traceability, and more. This is getting a tremendous
amount of attention amongst our customers and
take a look at our white paper for more details.
We’re also very excited about our integration efforts into
the PLM tools to complete the “digital thread”. This takes
all aspects of the design process beginning with ideation
and requirements planning all the way through product
delivery for customers to manage IP and product lifecycles
within an integrated design environment. We
have a joint Siemens/Methodics white paper discussing
One other item of interest is that we have recently
incorporated our data management solution in the Cadence
VCAD environment for some customers. This has been
setup as part of the standard VCAD offering and works "out
of the box" in a VCAD chamber. Feel free to contact us
if you have any questions on that.
And, on a final note, I’m looking forward to meeting you
at one or more of upcoming events if you happen to be
going. These include DVCon-Europe, SemIsreal,
ISO26262 for Semiconductors, and DVCon-U.S.
If any of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs
your interest, please contact us.
We're happy to answer your questions.
for ISO26262 Compliance
is now supported in Percipient
Over the next few months, Methodics is excited to be a
presenter, panelist, and/or exhibitor at the events
To pre-schedule a meeting at one of these events, or to
learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there!
White Paper: An IP-Centric Approach
to Git-based Development
Git is a very popular Source Code Management tool used
by teams of all sizes and, in the semiconductor space,
many Front-end or RTL teams who work with largely
text-based source code files naturally want to be able to
use Git to manage these.
However, Git is unsuitable for managing files that are
not text based - for example binary files generated by
Backend flows, and analog and mixed signal design files.
The most convenient way to address this mixture of needs
is to allow text-based users to use Git and allow others
to use data management systems like Perforce in the same
project, and even build workspaces with a mix of data from
Git and other version control systems in them. This
white paper describes a methodology for this approach.