GDSII

May 31, 2018
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Layout-database file control: the missing link

The authors descirbe a new signature-based approach to resolving the content of layouts in GDSII, OASIS and other formats.
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March 9, 2018
Saunder Peng is a Senior Application Engineer with Mentor, a Siemens Business. He received his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York.

A better way to merge design files for physical verification

Still using custom layout or place and route tools here? Ditch that time-consuming practice for a real database merge flow.
January 15, 2018
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Three ways to lift productivity during physical verification

How to get the best PV results by reducing computational demands; handling data more efficiently and exploiting parallelization.
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December 1, 2005

IP protection under OASIS

Companies and mask shops already have plans and policies to secure the storage and transmission of sensitive layout VLSI data. These include confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and encryption. However, traditional VLSI file formats such as GDSII never popularized the type of constructs that facilitate intellectual property (IP) protection. The OASIS format does have these constructs. […]

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