Overcome problems created by mismatches between library exchange format (LEF) and GDS or OASIS representations to avoid design delays.
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.
How to achieve efficient merging of data from formats such as OASIS, GDS, and OpenAccess to ensure timely verification through DRC runs.
The authors descirbe a new signature-based approach to resolving the content of layouts in GDSII, OASIS and other formats.
Why design data integrity matters from cell design to tapeout. These techniques will help ensure your validation process is as comprehensive as possible.
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.
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 […]
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. […]