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 re-eval contacts 

Last post Tue, Feb 23 2010 4:46 AM by nuSkill. 4 replies.
Started by nuSkill 19 Feb 2010 11:46 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 1338 views
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  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 11:46 AM

    • nuSkill
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    Hi guys,

     I am using ICFB5.1.41_USR4 and I created instances of pcells and contacts using dbCreateParamInstByMasterName. I got the layout that I want but the contacts` Rows and Columns parameter values are both "0" once checked on the properties window although I have the correct contacts layout based on what I specified on the l_params options during generation.

    I needed to use dbCreateParamsInstByMasterName because I have to specify the instance name, otherwise I could just use leCreateContact but you cannot assign instance name using this (saved on the ROD tab).

     Do I need to re-evaluate my contacts to have the correct parameter values in the params window, same as what needs to be done for pcells? If so how can I do this? I am using the gpdk090 library.

     Thanks and best regards,

    /Andal

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  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 6:54 PM

    Re: re-eval contacts Reply

    Andal,

    Sounds odd. Can you give an example piece of code with the all arguments to dbCreateParamInstByMasterName, so I can try it out?

    Regards,

    Andrew.

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  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 8:01 PM

    • nuSkill
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    Re: re-eval contacts Reply

     Hi Andrew,

     Here is a sample code with params.

    CreateParamInstByMasterName(CV "gpdk090" "M3_M2" "symbolic" "ROD_x20535_y18135" list(20.535 18.135) "R90" 1 list(list("column" "float" 3) list("row" "float" 5) ))

     I get a 3x5 via but once I do query of the via, the parameters window reflects "0" values for rows and column.

    Note that if I do not include the l_params I get a single via whose parameters are correctly reflected once I do a query.

    Could it be I get the syntax for the l_params wrong?

    Thanks for your help.

    /Andal

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  • Tue, Feb 23 2010 1:00 AM

    Re: re-eval contacts Reply
    Hi Andal,

    Use "int" instead of "float" for the row and column parameters. The type is wrong.

    Regards,

    Andrew
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  • Tue, Feb 23 2010 4:46 AM

    • nuSkill
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    Re: re-eval contacts Reply

    Hi Andrew,

     Thanks alot! I knew it will be something so simple :(

     Best regads,

    /Andam

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