Cadence Design Systems
Calibre Integration to Cadence Tools
Mentor Graphics implements and supports all of the interfaces between Cadence® physical design products and Calibre®. These interfaces are documented in the Calibre Interactive™ and Calibre RVE™ manual and support is provided through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadence Virtuoso® to Calibre Interactive and Calibre Results Viewing Environment
The Calibre integration in Cadence Virtuoso needs to be installed from the Calibre installation tree. The instructions to install the interface are in the Calibre Interactive User’s Manual, or in
in the Calibre installation tree. Once installed, this interface provides access to the full power of Calibre in the Cadence Virtuoso environment. The standard Calibre menu can be customized to run customer-specific flows and runsets across multiple platforms using the customized menu feature of Calibre Interactive. (reference “Custom Menu Items in Design Tools” in the Calibre Interactive and Calibre RVE manual)
"How To" with Calibre
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Cadence EDI® to Calibre Interactive and Calibre Results Viewing Environment
Mentor Graphics builds and maintains the standard interfaces from Cadence EDI to Calibre. The procedure for installing this interface is contained in the “Cadence Encounter” section of Appendix A: Interfacing with Layout and Schematic Viewers of the Calibre Interactive and RVE User’s Manual (link). Once the Calibre interface is installed, Calibre sign-off can be run at any stage of P&R to avoid late-stage surprises and minimize overall design time.
Calibre to OpenAccess and LEF/DEF
Calibre can read and write to both OpenAccess and LEF/DEF. Both of these database formats can be used as input to Calibre, either in batch mode or through Calibre Interactive. Reading the design database directly enables the user to run Calibre without first opening a design tool to do the stream-out, thereby saving time and licenses. These interfaces are documented in both the Calibre Verification User’s Manual and the Calibre Interactive and RVE User’s manual.
Cadence QRC to Calibre LVS
The Calibre Interactive™ invocation GUI provides users with fast and easy access to the Calibre® tool suite, enabling designers to perform physical verification and parasitic extraction from within their familiar IC design environment.
Calibre RVE™ provides a graphical results viewing environment that can be used with all Calibre tools and popular design layout tools to reduce debug time by visually identifying design errors instantly in the user’s own design environment.
Industry’s only programmable electrical rule checking (PERC) tool designed to address advanced verification requirements to ensure optimal design yield and improve reliability.
Calibre nmLVS™, the industry-leading physical verification tool for layout vs. schematic comparison combines accurate circuit verification with fast runtimes and interactive debugging.
Calibre nmDRC™, the industry-leading for design rule checking provides fast cycle times and innovative design rule capabilities.
Calibre Interface Partners
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