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 gds file mask layers. 

Last post Tue, Aug 31 2010 4:04 AM by tyanata. 6 replies.
Started by tyanata 30 Aug 2010 05:09 AM. Topic has 6 replies and 2958 views
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  • Mon, Aug 30 2010 5:09 AM

    • tyanata
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    gds file mask layers. Reply

     Hello,

    Do you know is there way  how to check the list of mask layers which are contained in some gds file. The check must be run in Linux environment?

    best regards,

    Stoyan Stoyanov

     

     

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  • Mon, Aug 30 2010 7:31 AM

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    Re: gds file mask layers. Reply

     Hello Stoyan,

    what about streaming in the file into a dummy-library and checking the log- and summary-files?

     strmin -library MYDUMMLIB -strmFile filetocheck.gds2 -summaryFile ./gds2streamsummary01.txt

    If your library defines all possible GDS2-layers and -datatypes, you should find all informations
    in the summary-file;

    If no layer at all is defined in your library, you should get all informations as warnings in the strmIn.log,
    and for everything inbetween, you'd have to check both files to get the complete information.

    Besides of Cadence, you could create a small Perl-Script using the GDS2-module or you
    could perhaps use a scriptable GDS2-viewer to do the job.

    kind regards

    Stefan

     

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  • Mon, Aug 30 2010 7:48 AM

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    Re: gds file mask layers. Reply

     Thanks Stefan,

    I will try to create script to do task. Beacuse actually the application must be started by person who only needs the list of used layers, he will not be familiar with the actual layout.

    best regatds,

    Stoyan

     

     

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  • Mon, Aug 30 2010 8:39 AM

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    Re: gds file mask layers. Reply

     Hello,

    obviously it's a bit more complicated,  when i used a target-library without
    any layer-definitions, strmin started to add new layers to the library, according
    to the statements in the logfile;

    this means in every case you'll have to check the contents of the logfile as well
    as the stream-in-summary and combine them into a summary of your gds2-file;

    as long as your inputfile is not too large, perl assisted by the GDS2-module might be
    the easiest solution on a Linux-system..

     

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  • Tue, Aug 31 2010 12:56 AM

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    Re: gds file mask layers. Reply

     Thanks Stefan,

    I already downloaded the tar.gz files in GDS2-module, and will check it. If it is suitable for may issue, I will notify you.

    best regards,

    Stoyan

     

     

     

     

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  • Tue, Aug 31 2010 2:29 AM

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    Re: gds file mask layers. Reply

     ...in the meantime we're somewhat off-topic in a Cadence-forum.

    The GDS2-module from CPAN comes with some examples, one of them is "gdslayers".

    If you don't run into performance-issues due to the size of your gds2-file, this example

    might be a ready-to-use solution for your needs...

    regards

    Stefan

     

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  • Tue, Aug 31 2010 4:04 AM

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    Re: gds file mask layers. Reply

     Hello Stefan,

    I already checked the content of .tar.gz file and one of the subfiles "gdslayers" perfectly fits for my purpose. Thanks for the help!

     

    Best regards,

    Stoyan

     

     

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