Viewing PEX results of a net clicked in the layout

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    Viewing PEX results of a net clicked in the layout

      

     

    Using a layout viewer, e.g.

      

     

        Calibre DESIGNrev Layout Viewer

        IC Station

        Virtuoso

      

     

    Through the Calibre menu

     

      

    Invoke Calibre Interactive to allow “Run_PEX

     

      

    Before choosing “Run_PEX

     

      

    Request a net summary report like this:

     

      

      Outputs -> Reports -> Net Summary

      

     

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    Now click:  “Run PEX”

     

    Once Calibre xRC has completed the “Run_PEX” event.

     

    Open the Finder in Calibre Interactive

    using the View pull down menu:  

      

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    In the Finder panel, locate item  4. Object’s Name

    Click the icon that looks like a layout.

      

    This allows you to populate the Object’s Name field

    by clicking on a net in the layout.  
      
      

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    Clicking on the layout icon in item 4.
    in the finder panel gives this:

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    Clicking on the layout net of interest gives the Object Selection box:

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    Choosing one item of interest in the Object Selection box:
      
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    Results in this:

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    Open the Plus sign next to the Net.
      

    Next open the Source Net plus sign showing the corresponding Layout Net.

      
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    Click on the “N” next to “Show Net Parasitics”.

      
    The net of interest is now shown highlighted in the PEX listing.

       

    The PEX listing shows Layout and Source Net names, and net parasitics:
      
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    You can browse further in the parasitic elements.

    Expand the plus signs for the R, C and CC parasitic elements.

    Right click on a specific R or C or CC element

    and highlight it in the layout. 
       

    This browsing allows you to see the actual layout shape for which

    specific R or C parasitic elements were computed.

       
    For more detail on the net of interest

    consult the   my_net_summary.rpt   file

    that you requested be produced above.

       

    The GUI setting:

       

       Outputs -> Reports -> Net Summary -> Net Summary Report -> my_net_summary.rpt

       

    produces this rule to be used in the “Run PEX” action.

       

      PEX REPORT NETSUMMARY "my_net_summary.rpt" FULL DETAIL SCALE 1 COLUMNS ADVANCED

       

    The results appear as follows:

       
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    For more detail, consult the

       

       Calibre Interactive and Calibre RVE User’s Manual

       

    Section:

       

       Using Calibre RVE for PEX