Virtuoso Layout Design Basics vIC 6.1.5
This course covers 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.
The course describes the basics of the user interface and introduces user interface assistants, which serve as aids for selecting, navigating, searching, highlighting, editing, and creating your 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 will traverse the hierarchy to learn how to edit in place or descend into a cell by itself for editing.
The course also covers design-rule-driven (DRD) editing, the editing functionality that provides real-time feedback as you create and edit shapes. When you reach an area controlled by a design rule, the screen displays the rule and indicates the affected area.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Navigate with the user interface
- Create and edit layout designs
- Use path stitching
- Edit the properties of objects
- Create and edit a layout in a design-rule-correct manner using design-rule-driven (DRD) editing
- Import and export data using the GDSII format
Software Used in This Course
Modules in this Online Course
- Introduction to Cadence
- The Design Environment
- Layout Design Setup
- User Interface
- Creating Basic Layout
- Stream Translation
- Confirming Stream File
- Layout designers who will be using the Virtuoso Layout Suite to create their circuits.
- You must have experience creating physical layout design.