ENOVIA Synchronicity DesignSync

Manage effectively your product design data in your existing silicon design environment whether you are using Cadence, Synopsys or Mentor Graphics tools

Data awareness is important because data created and modified by EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools, such as a Cadence schematic diagram or physical layout, is typically not stored on disk as a single file. Rather, a design object such as a schematic diagram consists of a specific set of files. In order for a DDM system to maintain a version history of changes to the schematic diagram, this set of files must be managed as a group.

Enovia DesignSync allows companies to manage the hardware and software data in their products, in a secure collaborative environment for resolution of development issues and defects. Data can be managed at both the detailed file/directory level, and at a “modular” level of abstraction. As such, design data contributed by individual teams can be seamlessly integrated into higher level designs.

Because of the tight focus on integrated circuit design, ENOVIA Synchronicity DesignSync has been the industry leader in integrating DDM capabilities into the highly specialized design environments in which design work is performed from leading vendors such as Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics. EDA integrations are comprised of two components: An “EDA data recognition” capability, and a plug-in for the EDA tools graphic environment.


Manage effectively your  product design data in your existing silicon design environment

ENOVIA Synchronicity for DFII

DesignSync for DFII recognizes Cadence DFII libraries, in either CDBA (Cadence DataBase Access) or OpenAccess formats, on disk so as not to confuse them with ordinary directories and files. DesignSync for DFII provides design data management and integrates with the Cadence DFII (Design Framework II) graphical integrated circuit (IC) design environment, recognizing and efficiently managing Cadence library design data. The Cadence DFII IC graphical design environment is modified with the addition of the DesignSync menus and commands. Designers are able to perform Design Data Management (DDM) operations such as check-in, checkout, or tag without leaving the familiar Cadence graphical environment, and without having to manage the actual collections of files and directories on disk which represent Cadence objects such as schematic diagrams.