VLSI CAD tools demo
These demos(shown in class) were based on old CAD
tools setups. Here is a list of major differences between the following demos
and the CAD tools setups for ECE558/658 FA09 students.
- We decided
to use Xming and Secure Shell Client for
ECE558/658 FA09. As a result, there will be no ECS support for Cygwin.
Design Kit (PDK) was changed from NCSU-CDK(0.25
and 0.18um) to NCSU FreePDK(45nm).
CAD tools setup flow was completely changed. Please look at CAD tools setup page.
PEX, and LVS are completely different. This is due to the utilization of
Mentor Calibre for DRC, LVS, and PEX of NCSU FreePDK.
script based netlist conversion methodology
(schm2spice.pl, lo2spice.pl, etc.) is retired.
- The Cadence
Design Framework is upgraded from IC5.x to IC6.x. So the UI looks
different, but the menus are very similar.
you type "icfb&" in the command
line, you will see an warning. This is fine. It
just ask you to type "virtuoso&" instead of "icfb&".