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SKILL Language Programming v5.1.41

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Course TitleSKILL Language Programming v5.1.41
Course CategoryAdvance with Engineer Explorer Series, Custom IC Design – Virtuoso
Duration4 Days
Product Versionv5.1.41

This advanced Engineer Explorer course provides a focused exploration of SKILL programming in the Virtuoso layout environment. Students are required to have a working knowledge of SKILL programming and the Virtuoso Layout Editor or to complete the course prerequisites.

In this two-day course, you will use the SKILL programming language to write code for layout design tasks for cell design, cell validation, library updates, and parameterized cells (pcells). You will:

 

o       Run predeveloped SKILL programs to automate those tasks

o       Analyze key program constructs for each program

o       Customize the programs to meet new requirements

o       Explore options for enhancements to the programs. 

Learning Objectives

In this course you will learn to:

o       Measure cellview data using SKILL

o       Locate I/O pad data using SKILL

o       Compare pins on two cellviews using SKILL

o       Copy a design and replace cell references using SKILL

o       Analyze pcell libraries using SKILL

Audience

This course is designed for developers who create designs for analog or digital ICs such as: 

o       Physical Layout Designers

o       Cadence Application Engineers

o       Layout Designers

o       CAD Developers

o       CAD Engineers

o       Cadence SKILL Programmers

Prerequisites

o       SKILL Language Programming

o       Virtuoso Layout Editor

o       Ability to develop or maintain SKILL programs for layout

Course Agenda

 

Cell Design: Measuring Cellview Data

 

o       Run a program to report shape areas to reduce manual computations

o       Implement a table data structure to make programming easier

o       Create technology-independent code to reduce code maintenance

o       Add labels to improve usability

 

Cell Design: Locating I/O Cell Data

 

o       Run a program to locate instances of I/O cells based on cell names

o       Implement regular expression pattern matching to locate I/O cells

o       Enhance a program to determine the bondpad location at the top level

 

Cell Validation: Comparing Pins on Cellviews

 

Run a program to match pins on two different views of the same cell

Use a report field to display pin information

Modify the program to process all cells in a design hierarchy

 

 

Library and Design Updates: Copying a Design and Replacing Cell References

 

o       Run the Library Manager copy utility

o       Reference subcells to new masters to update the design

o       Run a SKILL program to copy, update references and rename subcells

 

Parameterized Cells: Analyzing Pcell Libraries

 

o       Look up Component Description Format (CDF) information for pcell parameters

o       Display pcell parameters with a tab field

o       Link to pcell documentation with a hypertext field

 
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