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Brian Wallace

Currently, I'm a Sr. Staff Support Application Engineer in the Cadence IC-Digital Support group. I've supported various products in my 15 years at Cadence primarily focused on physical desgn. I love working with customers and helping them achieve their design goals. Each day is always different with new challenges or problems to solve.

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Answers to Top 10 Questions on Performing ECOs in EDI System
Applying ECOs to a design can be complex, stressful and error prone so it's important to apply the right tools and flow to implement the changes successfully. EDI System provides multiple ECO flows to physically implement ECOs efficiently and accurately   Read More »
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Transitioning Your LEF-Based EDI System Design Flow to OpenAccess
The trend of combining analog and digital circuits on a single chip has been growing for several years. More recently I'm seeing more and more designers improve their productivity by transitioning their designs to Open Access (OA) and taking advantage   Read More »
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Simple Steps to Debug DRC Violations Undetected in EDI System
You've placed and routed your design in the Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System. It passed Verify Geometry and Verify Connectivity without a violation. Great! But when you run DRC signoff with your physical verification tool, you have violations   Read More »
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In Case You Missed It – The Most Popular EDI System Knowledge Content Published in Recent Months
I mentioned in my first blog one of my roles in customer support is to identify and author knowledge content for Cadence Online Support ( http://support.cadence.com ). In this blog post I want to highlight some of the popular Encounter Design Implementation   Read More »
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Improve Your Productivity With Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs) for Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System and Sign-off Flow
As you know, Cadence Online Support is your 24/7 site for getting help and resolving issues related to Cadence software. If you are signed up for e-mail notifications, you've noticed new solutions, application notes, videos and other content are added   Read More »
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EDI System’s get_metric Command Makes Metrics Reporting Quick and Easy
In this blog post I want to highlight the command get_metric that was introduced in Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System 10.1 and enhanced further in version 11. Have you ever tried writing a script to extract information from the log file like   Read More »
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Adding Custom Shapes and Text is New and Improved in EDI System 11
You may have noticed that in the Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System 11 the commands addCustomBox, addCustomLine and addCustomText are no longer in the documentation. These previous commands weren't cutting it when it came to the features   Read More »
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When One Via Just Doesn’t Cut It – Recommended Settings for NanoRoute Including Multi-cut Via Insertion Flows
Maximizing the usage of Multi-cut vias by the router is one key to improving yield. And at advanced nodes it is essential step in the flow. So what are the proper settings and flow to use to maximize multi-cut via insertion with NanoRoute? And how do   Read More »
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Getting Started with EDI 11 – Be Aware of OS and Design Import Changes So Your Migration Goes Smoothly
Hello, and welcome to my first blog! As an application engineer in customer support I use Encounter Digital Implementation (EDI) System on a daily basis. Each day I see new issues, design challenges and problems customers are trying to solve. I hope to   Read More »
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