Oasis

April 23, 2018
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The three critical data validation points in a design flow

Why design data integrity matters from cell design to tapeout. These techniques will help ensure your validation process is as comprehensive as possible.
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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, 2008

From GDSII to Oasis

The Oasis file format is intended as the long-term successor to GDSII, which is now 30 years old. However, even though the first specification for Oasis was released in 2004, there is still a great deal of confusion and ignorance surrounding the standard. The article looks at the background of Oasis’ development, identifies its strengths […]

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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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