Best practices for EDA software migration enhance engineer productivity and performance
EDA companies who apply best practices to EDA software migrations help ensure an efficient, timely transition that creates minimal impact on existing IC design and verification workflows
IC designers and CAD engineers rely on a smooth and familiar workflow from their EDA software tools to achieve their IC design and schedule goals. Changes in file formats, job flows, scripting languages, etc. introduced during a software migration can negatively impact productivity. At the same time, EDA software migrations are necessary to support the constant changes in IC design and manufacturing technologies. To ease the transition, EDA companies can apply software migration best practices that enable IC designers and CAD engineers to continue their current projects without incurring major setbacks, while becoming familiar with and implementing the new version at a pace that works with their existing tapeout schedules.