Master the three prerequisites of format translation and chose the right one from the various translation strategies.
Whether you use OASIS or GDSII, unwanted duplicate cells can make their way into the final SoC database. Learn how to remove them.
The authors descirbe a new signature-based approach to resolving the content of layouts in GDSII, OASIS and other formats.
Still using custom layout or place and route tools here? Ditch that time-consuming practice for a real database merge flow.
How to get the best PV results by reducing computational demands; handling data more efficiently and exploiting parallelization.
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. […]