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  • Place and route on SOC encounter

    Hello, I am a newbie at place and route operation. Can anyone please tell me how do you make sure that all the blockes i your design are arranged in a certain way while doing place and route . I mean I have like around 300 odd blockes to be eranged and I want them to be ordered row wise and column wise...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by amythpai on Sun, Mar 17 2013
  • Via Placement issue.

    Hi every one, I'm Lakshmi Prashanth, and i'm new to this encounter tool, I've got a problem., initially when i was moving the PG net over the Macros, tool was automatically placing the via's, But suddenly yesterday, some via's are deleted automatically, I don't know how, and If...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by Leader on Tue, Feb 12 2013
  • Encounter Puzzler #3 Solution: Renaming a Net Logically

    Once again, the Encounter Digital Implementation designer community has stepped up to the challenge. Last week's puzzler -- renaming a net logically in Encounter -- was solved in short order. Let's add J2mh and Sims to the list of Encounter Wizards (along with regular commentator and guest blogger...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Weblog) by BobD on Wed, Mar 9 2011
  • Problems Importing OA Design from Virtuoso into Encounter

    Hello, While trying to perform place and route using Encounter I'm "encountering" errors importing my design from Virtuoso. When I try to import the design, I get the following: Reading tech data from OA Library 'NCL' ... FE units: 0.001 microns/dbu, OA units: 0.001 microns/dbu...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by TruLogic on Mon, Jan 10 2011
  • Encounter Puzzler #2 Solution: Finding Registers Beneath a Hierarchy

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's Encounter Puzzer . If you didn't catch it earlier, have a look now before reading the solution discussion below. I thought this puzzler was great because it's such a small and simple example, yet it leads to so many useful fundamental components...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Weblog) by BobD on Fri, Sep 24 2010
  • Encounter Puzzler #2: Finding Registers Beneath a Hierarchy

    I hope you enjoyed our first Encounter Puzzler: Where Did My Fences Go? The source of inspiration for this week's puzzler came from an internal alias that we have here at Cadence where folks ask and answer questions about Encounter. An applications engineer received a request from a customer and...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Weblog) by BobD on Mon, Sep 20 2010
  • Encounter Puzzler Solution: Where Did My Fences Go?

    A couple of days ago I posted a puzzler on a scenario where fences couldn't be seen in Encounter. Check it out HERE . Congratulations to Jason G for absolutely nailing it in the comments. He was indeed corrrect -- the issue was that the fences didn't contain any standard cells within them, so...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Weblog) by BobD on Fri, Sep 10 2010
  • Encounter Puzzler: Where Did My Fences Go?

    A while back I visited a customer I see on a fairly regular basis. As soon as I entered the building, my primary contact asked if I'd stop off to talk with a colleague of his who had an Encounter problem. It was a bad one -- he was dead in the water and he couldn't get past the issue. It's...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Weblog) by BobD on Wed, Sep 8 2010
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