As today’s FPGA designs get larger and more complex, a team design environment is essential. The management of design iterations is required so that several versions of the design are accessible at anytime in the future.

This paper discusses a version management system that provides file versioning, file locking, and version retrieval facilities. This enables all members of the design team to share the same database, with each individual working on different parts of the design. The whole system can then be built, based on different versions of each part, and can be verified in downstream operations such as simulation and synthesis.

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