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  • Need to trace a path from a port to all the memory_instance it is connected

    HI All, Have a query on First Encounter tool. I have a port(abc) which is connected to all the memory_pin(abc) in the design through aob's I need to trace the connectivity and dump_out the complete path through that port Second is there a way to hightlight in layout like how they are placed or view...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by Anuragjn on Mon, Feb 3 2014
  • UltraSim simulation issue for Power-up Rush Current Analysis with Power Gate(Switch)

    Hi All, I'm trying to run a rush current Analysis for a power-gated design I am implementing. I've been going through the Encounter and EPS manual to set the analysis up properly and I don't think I'm doing anything wrong...But whenever I run the power-up (rush current) analysis, EPS...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by fieldy on Wed, Sep 25 2013
  • 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
  • Filter paths

    hi folks, In my design there are 4000 flops. I need to sort them on the basis of endpoint slack value. I wrote this script in encounter: set paths [report_timing -collection -from [all_registers -clock_pins] -to [all_register -data_pins] -max_points 10000 -nworst 1] set sorted_paths [sort_collection...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by AB5001 on Thu, Nov 29 2012
  • Constraining cell placement

    I am looking for commands in Encounter that will group cells together in close proximity, but I can't seem to find them. The commands would be similar to magnet_placement, create_rp_group, and add_to_rp_group in IC Compiler. Can someone give me the names of the commands or a script that would have...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by Ken Stevens on Fri, Oct 19 2012
  • How to dump out blockages into a file

    Hi all, I want to dump out placement blockage (hard,soft,partial) into file is there any utility in encounter gui to do so,as we can do to dump out the marco place,By using save "place" utility in gui and vice versa to dump routing blockages. So can any one guide me if there's any utility...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by Anuragjn on Tue, Jul 31 2012
  • DFM issues

    Dear Brian Hope you are doing fine and well , I would just like to learn a few more tips (with your help of course). 1. I am trying to put multiple vias on metal contacts. 2. I also want to increase the width of the metal wires by defining a "Non-Default-Rule" in the encounter tool . Both these...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by BraveHeart on Sat, Jul 28 2012
  • How to highlight a given list of ports in GUI (First Encounter)

    Hi All, I am new to First Encounter,Can any one help me out with a small tcl proc. My query is how to highlight a given list of ports in GUI,Actually we can highlight ports using "Pin Editor" which works well. But i have a file with a given list of ports (which does not consists all the design...
    Posted to Digital Implementation (Forum) by Anuragjn on Sat, Jul 21 2012
  • 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
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