Layout (an introduction)

Contents
  • Introduction
  • Tools overview and documentation
  • Basic layout techniques

Keywords:

You should refer to specific IC layout textbooks for layout design theory and practice guidelines. Moreover refer to your specific technology documentation (e.g. design manual)

See also

http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~fyuan/layout.pdf

Learning analog layout from scratch could be a pain without adequate guidelines and references.

Good textbooks have been collected here.

Tools overview and relative documentation

  • Introduction
  • Virtuoso Layout Editor L/XL
  • Cadence verification tools
    • Diva
    • Assura
  • Mentor Graphics Calibre verification tool

Open source tools: LayoutEditor.

Instalation directory:

/usr/cadence/Assura_4.10oa-615

Documentation:

cd ~/cadence/doc
mkdir Assura_4.10
cd Assura_4.10
find /usr/cadence/Assura_4.10oa-615/doc -name '*.pdf' -exec ln -s {} . \;

Virtuoso Layout Editor (VLE) L/XL

Documentation in

$IC_DIR/doc/vlehelp/vlehelp.pdf

Calibre has become de facto industry standard for physical layout verification.

Main installation directory in

/usr/mentor/calibre_2010

Documentation

cd ~/cadence/doc
mkdir Calibre_10.20
cd Calibre_10.20
find /usr/mentor/docs/docs_cal_2010.3_19.12/docs/pdfdocs -name '*.pdf' -exec ln -s {} . \;

LayoutEditor



Last update: Luca Pacher - Apr 23, 2013

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