The Lynx Design System provides designers and managers with 'on-demand' access to many design and system metrics. Flow metrics can be design related, task related or process related and can be easily extended to include user-defined metrics based on the task being executed. Users can create status and trend reports such as quality-of-results (QoR) and resource-related project metrics. Metrics can be automatically captured during flow execution and stored for customized reporting capability.
The powerful visualization capabilities in Design Tracker converts a simple CSV-like text file called a “Lynx DT” file into tables (with colorization and hyperlinks to source data), plots and bar graphs like those shown in the figures below. Design Tracker includes sample report generation scripts for the RTL-to-GDSII flow. Customized scripts can be easily created to parse important information from logs and reports, write the information in Lynx DT format, and view the output with Design Tracker.
In addition to Lynx DT files, Design Tracker provides an interface for sharing any web-viewable content securely among project members, including hand-generated HTML, text files, images (PNG, JPG and GIF) and PDFs.