Calibre Integration to Mentor Tools
Mentor Pyxis™ Custom Design to Calibre® Standard Interfaces
Mentor Graphics’ Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform provides complete access to the power of Calibre. Pyxis provides
Calibre RealTime for interactive sign-off during layout implementation, and the standard stream-based Calibre interfaces for final sign-off.
- Calibre standard interfaces
Pyxis provides access to the full power of Calibre through the Calibre menu. This menu is installed and active by default, and the Interface is documented in the Calibre Interactive™ and Calibre RVE™ manual.
- Calibre RealTime
Pyxis also provides full sign-off physical verification through Calibre RealTime during layout creation and editing. Users can enable the Calibre RealTime toolbar through the menu, as documented in the Calibre RealTime manual.
"How To" with Calibre
Quick solutions to common questions
Calibre DESIGNrev to Calibre RealTime
The Calibre DESIGNrev™ layout viewer and editor provides interfaces to batch Calibre (through the standard interfaces) and Calibre RealTime (for interactive sign-off checking during layout editing). Both integrations are active by default, and documented in the Calibre reference manuals. Combining the speed and capacity of Calibre DESIGNrev with Calibre signoff engines makes Calibre DESIGNrev the tool of choice for final verification and chip assembly.
Mentor Olympus-SoC P&R™ Platform with Calibre InRoute
Mentor Graphics’ Olympus-SoC P&R platform enables signoff manufacturing closure during physical design with tight integration to Calibre InRoute. Calibre InRoute enables native invocation of all Calibre engines during place and route to minimize ECO iterations. Calibre InRoute is easy to adopt into existing flows, with no new languages, formats, or interfaces to learn.
Pyxis Schematic, part of Mentor's Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform, provides a powerful and easy-to-use design entry environment with advanced capabilities that boost designer productivity.
Pyxis Layout, part of Mentor'sPyxis Custom IC Design Platform, provides a fast and flexible environment for layout entry and editing.
Pyxis Implement, part of Mentor's Pyxis Custom IC Design Platform, provides a highly productive environment for correct-by-construction layout by rapidly loading, displaying, and saving large GDSII and OASIS® files.
The Olympus-SoC™ physical implementation platform meets the highest demands of IC designs at advanced nodes.
Calibre InRoute enables designers to achieve signoff-quality manufacturing closure during physical design within the Olympus-SoC place and route system.
The Calibre DESIGNrev layout viewer speeds full-chip design completions and tape-outs by rapidly loading, displaying and saving large GDSII and OASIS® files.
Calibre RealTime enables on-demand Calibre sign-off design rule checking (DRC) for custom and analog/mixed-signal design flows, improving both design speed and the quality of results by providing immediate feedback on design rule violations and recommended rule compliance.
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.
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