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Video Demo: Your Maiden Voyage Across OCEAN

Comments(0)Filed under: Custom IC Design, SKILL, Spectre, ADE, ADE-XL, OCEAN-XL, OCEAN

I still remember my first encounter with OCEAN. It was 2002 and my co-worker had asked me to run a simple test for him.  I sat in my cube, ruffling through our user guides, trying to quickly learn just enough to do the task at hand.  The story ended happily,  but I sure would have saved some time and frustration had I seen the following video.  So for you OCEAN neophytes out there, here’s a nutshell video to get you out of the gates running. I cover the basics of OCEAN and OCEAN-XL and walk through some examples.  


If video fails to play click here.

Some additional points:

1.    You aren’t required to run a simulation in OCEAN. You can use it to only perform automated netlisting or carry out measurements on existing results.
2.    The standalone ocean session equivalent of the .cdsinit is the .oceanrc, so be ready to copy your .cdsinit.

And here are two more excellent solutions that demonstrate some of OCEAN’s capabilities:

How to run parametric analysis over corners using Ocean?
How to print and plot gds after a DC Sweep?


Samir Jafferali




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