2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2008 10:02 PM by James

    Can PCELL is created into calibre view?

    quakelover

       

      Hi,

       

       

      I just wonder if SKILL Pcell can be created into calibre view during Virtuoso integration?

       

       

      And how to do that if it can?  anything I should prepare?

       

       

      Thanks in advance

       

       

        • 1. Re: Can PCELL is created into calibre view?
          wael_farouk

           

          Hi,

           

           

          I believe it can be created. When SKILL pcells are present in the design, then a SKILL pcell evaluator will be needed to populate the submaster of a pcell instance. For Calibre to access these evaluated SKILL pcells, the design needed to be written out to a GDS file on disk. Once streamed out in a GDS, this evalued PCELL should be treated as any other cell and should go through CalibreView flow as other cells.

           

           

          I believe this is the case but have not tried it myself

           

           

          Thanks

           

           

          • 2. Re: Can PCELL is created into calibre view?
            James

            A Calibre View doesn't exactly contain PCells, but if your layout in Virtuoso had Pcells in it to begin with, the Calibre View that gets created after Calibre xRC parasitic extraction will instantiate the correct schematic symbol with the extracted values. From there, this view is ready to be included in your simulation.

             

            James