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Virtuoso Layout Suite 


Accelerated full custom IC layout

Enhanced Virtuoso Layout Suite accelerates full custom IC layout to speed silicon-accurate custom designs to market

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As the full custom IC layout suite of the industry-leading Cadence® Virtuoso® platform, the Cadence Virtuoso Layout Suite supports custom analog, digital, and mixed-signal designs at the device, cell, block, and chip levels. The enhanced Virtuoso Layout Suite offers accelerated performance and productivity from advanced full custom polygon editing through more flexible schematic and constraint-driven full custom layout, to full custom layout automation. Seamlessly integrated with the Virtuoso Schematic Editor and the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment, the Virtuoso Layout Suite enables the creation of differentiated custom silicon that is both fast and silicon accurate.

Features/Benefits
  • New patented graphics-rendering engine provides from 10X to 100X accelerated zoom, fit, pan, drag, and redraw performance on large layouts
  • New Virtuoso Layout Suite XL connectivity extractor technology accelerates trace net, probe net, and mark net performance from 10X to 50X on large layouts
  • Patented multi-user Express PCell capability continues to boost design opening performance from 10X to 20X whenever users require PCell evaluation
  • New patented stream in engine provides accelerated performance from 2X to 20X
  • Virtuoso Space-Based Routing technology automatically enforces process and design rules during interactive and assisted wire and bus editing
  • Virtuoso module generators (ModGens) add a new interactive pattern manipulation flow, making real-time customization of a high-precision structured layout very visual and simple
  • Virtuoso Space-Based Routing technology at chip levels can deliver high-quality constraints and specialty routing to close thousands of nets in minutes, and new structured device-level routing capabilities that can enhance routing productivity by as much as 50%
  • The Virtuoso platform is backed by the largest number of process design kits (PDKs) available from the world’s leading foundries, for process nodes everywhere from mature 0.6µm to advanced 7nm process nodes

The Virtuoso platform is the industry’s most silicon-proven, comprehensive, custom IC design platform, trusted in taping out thousands of designs each year for more than 25 years.

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