Project-centric design process, or IP-centric

By Daniel Payne, SemiWiki

How do most IC design teams organize their work during the design process?

Most design teams would say that they organize their work into a project-centric view, and that at the beginning of the process use a tool for requirements management, maybe a bug tracker, or some design management tool. On the four IC designs that I worked on in the 70’s and 80’s, each one took a project-centric view, and there was virtually zero IP reuse going on.

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