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 OCEAN/SKILL XML database 

Last post Tue, May 20 2014 1:15 PM by skillUser. 1 replies.
Started by Alex Vasjanov 28 Apr 2014 02:02 AM. Topic has 1 replies and 268 views
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    • Alex Vasjanov
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    OCEAN/SKILL XML database Reply

    Hello cadence community,


    just wondering, is there any way of getting an XML database containing all (or maybe most widely used) OCEAN/SKILL functions? Maybe such databases are present in cadence install directory?


    I have created such for OCEAN language but included only the most popular procedures (in my use) and some SKILL commands that I use, but it would be nice to have other procedures. It is possible to update the already created database but it will be a painful experience :).


    This is a thing of convenience and not crutial. For those who don't know the purpose for this database - it can be added as a *.lang file in gedit text editor (which I use for OCEAN/SKILL scripting).




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  • Tue, May 20 2014 1:15 PM

    • skillUser
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    Re: OCEAN/SKILL XML database Reply

    Hi Alex,

    Actually yes there is, well, kind of.  With the documentation we also have the "Finder" database which is a cut-down version of the documentation in a SKILL-esque format.  If you look in the installation directory, the finder database is found as follows:

    ls <CDS installation dir>/doc/finder/SKILL
    AMSDesigner/                   User_Interface/     coreskill/   se/
    Component_Description_Format/  VHDL_Integ/         dfIIconfig/  skartistref/
    Connectivity_to_Schematic/     Verilog_Integ/      edif200/     skcompref/
    Custom_Layout/                 adexlSKILLref/      libManager/  transrefOA/
    DFII_SKILL/                    aelref/             migrate/     verin/
    DIVA/                          anaPlaceGXL/        oceanref/    vivaskill/
    DRACULA-GUI/                   caiuser/            oss/         vpsl/
    Relative_Object_Design/        compXLhelp/         parasim/
    Skpcellref/                    comphelp/           pcellref/
    Tech_File/                     constraintsCustom/  plot/

    Inside each of the directories (I've highlighted the core SKILL and OCEAN directories) there are one or more *.fnd files which are in a SKILL type of syntax (parentheses group each function item, its function header interface and its description).  You will need to do some conversion to get this into an XML format - luckily they are structurally quite similar...

    Hopefully this helps you.



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