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  • We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming...

    I thought I would have time for a regular TYDKAV (Things You Didn't Know About Virtuoso) article this week before I go on vacation, but you know how it is when you're trying to get out of the office for a week. Things just seem to pile up higher than usual. So in place of the usual witty repartee...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Weblog) by stacyw on Mon, Aug 10 2009
  • Re: Layout: from Encounter to Virtuoso

    Hi Marie, thank you for your aswer. As you said, I found the OpenAccess database as a quite good method to export layout from Encounter to Virtuoso. I still have a couple of question about this new method: 1) When I use the "Import Design" GUI in Encounter and select Advance tab there is a...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Forum) by konx on Wed, Aug 5 2009
  • Layout: from Encounter to Virtuoso

    Hi! I'm a new user of the forums :) This is the problem I have at the moment: I have a complete design in Encounter of a block called Pixel, and I want to export it to cadence virtuoso. Reading on internet and the help, I've seen that I have to export a GDSII file (basically, I can produce 2...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Forum) by konx on Mon, Aug 3 2009
  • Things You Didn't Know About Virtuoso: Customizing the Library Manager

    I've told you in previous postings about some new features in Virtuoso IC6.1 which make it quick and easy to open cellviews you use frequently--namely the recently-opened files list (found in the CIW->File menu) and the ability to bookmark one or more cellviews ( File->Bookmarks->Add Bookmark...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Weblog) by stacyw on Tue, Jul 28 2009
  • Things You Didn't Know About Virtuoso: Search Assistant

    People say I have strong google-fu . Whether it's finding information on a homework topic for my kids or reviews for that little restaurant downtown, all it takes is a minute or two at the keyboard and there it is. Searching for information has become a very important skill in today's world,...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Weblog) by stacyw on Fri, Jul 17 2009
  • Things You Didn't Know About Virtuoso: The View From Above

    A few years ago I bought a wonderful book called "Earth From Above". An amazing French photographer has put together a collection of truly unique aerial photographs of all kinds of unusual natural and man-made landscapes. It's fascinating how different things look from high altitude--sometimes...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Weblog) by stacyw on Thu, Jul 9 2009
  • Things You Didn't Know About Virtuoso: Which Way Should I "Go"?

    Just a short post this week, as I've been quite busy recording videos for some of our Virtuoso Platform Webinar Series, the last of which, covering Spec-Driven Design, airs Tues. June 30. Recordings of this and past webinars can be found here . (If not posted there yet, they will be available soon...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Weblog) by stacyw on Tue, Jun 30 2009
  • IC613 crash issue

    Hi, I am using IC613 to create a layout and every time I try to create an instance, it says - "LE-107016 Cannot create a recursive instance placement" even though its not recursive - I created a new library and new cell view. I then click "OK" and continue to create my instance, but...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Forum) by govilv on Fri, Jun 26 2009
  • Optimization Environment Enables Effective Reuse of Existing Design Modules

    In order to complete a brand new design on time, it is an important factor to effectively reuse existing design modules. The use of an automatic optimization quickly and easily increases design reuse efficiency. The following figures are examples of a source layout and an optimized result made by Virtuoso...
    Posted to Custom IC Design (Weblog) by Hiro Ishikawa on Fri, Jun 26 2009
  • Q&A Interview: Chi-Ping Hsu Describes 5 Cadence Initiatives

    Chi-Ping Hsu is senior vice president of research and development for the Cadence Implementation Products Group. He is responsible for analog design and verification, digital implementation and signoff, mixed-signal design and implementation, physical verification, DFM, and PCB and package design. In...
    Posted to Industry Insights (Weblog) by rgoering on Thu, Jun 25 2009
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