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Custom IC design, layouts, and productivity

Comments(2)Filed under: Custom IC Design, Virtuoso, Virtuoso IC 6.1.3

There is a definite challenge in maintaining productivity when it comes to realizing a design.  Anything that helps the layout with increasing productivity does it for me.  All the marketing and management buzz words apply here; design complexity with shrinking time to market.

For layout designers in the custom and analog/mixed signal arena, who have increasing productivity demands, Virtuoso IC 6.1.3 and the Virtuoso Layout Suite opens the door to making gains against design complexity and the ever shrinking time to market.

Once introduced to Virtuoso Layout Suite, the designer quickly sees it provides an ease of use that has been documented to increase productivity independent of process.  Offering an easy to learn environment to realize your designs, for newcomers or existing users of Virtuoso, productivity gains come quickly to the design team. For current users it starts with something as simple as that none of the bindkeys changes unless you want them to.  Add to that a standard Windows-look toolbars and menus further adds to how quickly a designer masters the Virtuoso Layout Suite.  And being Windows-like, there are multiple tabs making it easier to work with multiple designs, search capabilities, and configurable workspaces all of which are the stuff that modern user interfaces are made of.

A dynamic layout canvas utilizes assistants that are either docked or not, placing features within view of the designer.  When no longer needed, the assistants disappear returning full view of the canvas.

The Virtuoso Layout Suite is the custom layout environment which offers customer proven productivity improvements that enhances design robustness with an ease of use.  It comes down to productivity with an ever increasing levels of design complexity with shrinking time to market.  But that is just me, and it has left me curious if you think the same.  I would be interested in knowing what your experiences have been.


By venkata subba reddy gade on October 22, 2008
sir i want to know ''testing and verification'' on cadence tools

By sridhar on November 11, 2008
hi sir, Let me know the the complexities in analog layout compared to digital layouts.

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