• UMC validation of nmDRC for 65 nm

      Hi all. There's a new press release that talks about the UMC validation of Calibre nmDRC for 65 nm.     http://www.mentor.com/company/news/umcvalidatecalibrenmdrcphysicalverificationumc65nm.cfm ...
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  • Automatically Displaying Calibre pull down menu on Cadence Schematic viewer

    The Calibre pull down menu does not show up automatically on the Cadence Schematic Viewer. I need to click on Analog Environment first, for the Calibre menu to show up. I am using 2007.3 version of Calibre and 5.1 v...
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  • System to Improve RET-OPC Production by Dynamic Design Coverage Using Sign-off Litho Simulator

      There's a new paper that came out at SPIE called System to Improve RET-OPC Production by Dynamic Design Coverage Using Sign-off Litho Simulator. It's an article that talks aboiut allowing RET/OPC production sy...
    created by karen_chow
  • Support documents for the Calibre xRC CalibreView Integration into the Cadence Virtuoso Design Environment

    There's a new tech note inside the Mentor Graphics SupportNet site that talks about the available support documents for the Calibre xRC calibreview integration into the Cadence Virtuoso environment. The technote ID is...
    last modified by karen_chow
  • Mentor Graphics Aligns Product Groups to Address IC Implementation Challenges at 45nm and Beyond

      Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced it has aligned its integrated circuit (IC) implementation product lines under the Design-to-Silicon division to better address the design and manufact...
    created by karen_chow
  • Calibre xRC/xL Error: Net Information could not be built. Error: The inputs for the inductance engine could not be properly built

      Here's some information from a tech note in Supportnet that was recently published: MG242346     Symptom:     When performing an inductance extraction if you encounter these errors below:...
    created by karen_chow
  • How do you merge your P&R design and GDS IP cells together

      When designing in P&R environments, standard cells and IP blocks are represented as LEF cells with abstract data in them. To run Calibre DRC or LVS on a GDS file, the DEF design must be translated to GDS a...
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  • What extra require after DFM deck

    Most of the foundary provide DFM deck and all user use it blindly . Most of the time its increase are and decrease random yield
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  • Should Calibre Interactive be improved?

      Hi,     Specifically, my comments will be focused on using the Calibre Interactive (GUI) for xRC but it could apply to the other flows as well. We have many users of the GUI at my company including ...
    last modified by Daran
  • How to debug TVF calibre deck

    TVF calibre deck line number is diffrent from reported by calibre if any bug in that line . How trace it with calibre deck
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  • Ornet output needed...

      I need to output ornet not to results database but as an input layer to other operations (not net area ratio...).     any idea?    
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  • How to switch between lumped and distributed extraction depending on position in layout?

      Hello everyone.     I am using xrc to do flat extraction of a reasonably small layout. It works well, but if I do full '-rcc' distributed/coupled RC extraction, the resulting netlist is large and th...
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  • reflow and wave soldering

    hi can any one discibe me abt reflow and wave soldering and recomendation to use the same
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  • Via in pad usage- minimum board thickness

    My name is Randy and I have been a designer for twenty five years with an automotive component parts supplier. We presently use a finished .2mm via in pad in 0603,0805  & BGAs. My question is what in the indu...
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  • Help: how to avoid extracting RFMOS in PEX?

    To avoid extracting RFMOS parasitics in PEX, I used hcell file and gate level extraction type.   Here is my hcell file: rfnmos1v nmosrf   After extraction, I found following warnings. 1) Warning: Hcell r...
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  • Split/Mixed planes Gerber output- how can I make it solid instead of hatched?

      Using PADS Layout 2007.2, I have created an inner layer with a mixed/split plane.   That all seems fine, but then when I look at my Gerber plots, they are "hatched", and I want them to be solid. ...
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  • Continuing "has PCB design to fabrication process really got any more fool proof" discussion..

    All,   I agree completely with Pete’s comments regarding building a trusting relationship with your PCB fabricators.   He also brings up another good point regarding cost, to which I pose some furth...
    last modified by steve_hughes
  • migrating projects from exp2005.3 to ee2007.2

    I have started migrating projects to ee2007.2 and am losing component attributes, xref attributes, and oats values in the resulting dxdesigner schematic - any one having similar issues?
    last modified by michael.bolton
  • Delay formulas white paper?

    I understand there is a white paper floating around that covers delay formulas and provides syntax examples for different topologies. Does anybody know where I can find one? Unfortunately, I don't know the Author. &#...
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  • How to calculate total area for a layer

    I need to get DRC error when the total area of polygons for a layer is greater than x micron square. Any idea?
    last modified by fabrizio