In this course, you learn the basic techniques for working with designs in the Virtuoso® Layout Suite L environment. You learn to create and edit cell-level designs and to create and place instances to build hierarchy for custom physical designs. You explore the basics of the user interface and the user-interface assistants, which help you select, navigate, search, highlight, edit, and create physical designs.
You learn the fundamental methods of creating cells at the device level. You create rectangles, polygons, paths, wires, and cell instances, and edit those shapes to meet design-rule specifications. You traverse the hierarchy to edit in place or descend into a cell by itself for editing.
You create new cells representing low-level cells, and then create a top-level block design using the skills you learned in the earlier modules.
After completing this course you will be able to:
o Navigate with the user interface
o Use design assistants and workspaces
o Edit layout designs
o Use path stitching
o Edit the properties of objects
o Create a transistor manually to exercise the more common commands for creating and editing
o Create and edit a design-rule-correct layout by using design-rule-driven (DRD) editing
o Import and export data using the GDSII format
o Use the Library Manager for data management
Software Used in This Course
o Virtuoso Layout Suite L
o IC 615
Note that this course can be tailored to better meet your needs – contact the Cadence training staff for specifics.
o Use Cadence Help and Online support system
o Design environment
o Layout design setup
o User interface
o Creation of basic layout
o Creation of basic layout ( continued)
o Hierarchical editing and translation
o Stream translation
o Create a small cell
o Create one large cell with large blocks
o IC Designers
o IC Reticle/Wafer Designers
o Layout Designers
o Physical Layout Designers
You must have:
o Experience with layout design