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 How to acess layout libs of CDBA in OA cadence tool? 

Last post Sat, Aug 15 2009 11:20 PM by Andrew Beckett. 3 replies.
Started by IC Layout 17 Jul 2009 12:18 AM. Topic has 3 replies and 1915 views
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  • Fri, Jul 17 2009 12:18 AM

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    How to acess layout libs of CDBA in OA cadence tool? Reply

     Hello! Everone, I have layout libraries which have drawn in cadence IC514 version tool..(CDBA)

    Our tool was updated to IC6.. version, Now I would like to acess CDBA libraries  in this new version tool (OA).

    Can someone tell me a way to achieve this. 

    Thanks in Advance..

    Prabhakar. K -- Layout Engineer 

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  • Fri, Jul 17 2009 12:43 AM

    Re: How to acess layout libs of CDBA in OA cadence tool? Reply

    You need to convert them with cdb2oa. This is accessible via Tools->Conversion Toolbox in the CIW.

    It's also wise to read the  CDB To OpenAccess User Guide and Virtuoso Design Environment Adoption Guide, both in cdnshelp.

    Regards,

    Andrew.

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  • Fri, Jul 31 2009 10:15 PM

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    Re: How to acess layout libs of CDBA in OA cadence tool? Reply

    Hello! Mr. Andrew,

                                I have successfully converted all of my cdb libraries to OA libs... When I tried to open them it is giving license is not available...I asked my admin whether we have licence or not... He said we are still trying to set the license for layout....(schematic license we have)

    Anyway, I am able able open them in read mode.... For my surprise, When I am checking my skill codes (ex: generate from schematic), I am able to create a layout cellview and I am able to place transistors through skill..

    I would like to know, How it's happening even without layout licence?

    Can you please, suggest an answer?

    Thanks in Advance....

    Prabhakar. K -- Layout Engineer

    • Post Points: 20
  • Sat, Aug 15 2009 11:20 PM

    Re: How to acess layout libs of CDBA in OA cadence tool? Reply

    Using certain low level SKILL functions (e.g. the db, dd, cdf, prefixed functions, to name a few) do not require a layout license. In IC61 you'll always need a Framework license (111) to use SKILL, but only layout-specific SKILL functions (those with le prefix) will require a layout license.

    Best Regards,

    Andrew.

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