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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.
Design Tracker also includes a “QoR Viewer” that gives designers immediate access to design and flow metrics as interactive reports from the Runtime Manager, enabling data-driven and faster decisions. Through these interactive reports, designers can analyze design metrics ranging from runtime and tool memory usage for each tool and task in a flow, multi-corner multi-mode (MCMM) timing and power data for each timing path in the design. All reports can be plotted as line or bar graphs and dashboards with coloring rules. These reports can be exported as images or comma-separated values (CSV) files for post-processing.
Immediate access to design and flow metrics