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Calibre Fundamentals: Performing DRC/LVS

Categories: Calibre

Learn how to leverage the full power of Calibre nmDRC and Calibre nmLVS by attending the ‘Calibre Fundamentals: Performing DRC/LVS’ course. This course will teach you to effectively use Mentor Graphics Calibre nmDRDC and Calibre LVS software in your layout verification flow and will empower you to analyze DRC and LVS results successfully in coordination with a layout editor. The lecture modules will guide you through the various concepts underlying state-of-the-art layout verification techniques and specific aspects of the Calibre nmDRC and Calibre nmLVS toolset. View course details ↓

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Course Highlights

You will learn how to

  • Use Calibre nmDRC and Calibre nmLVS proficiently in the flat and hierarchical modes
  • Debug the flat and hierarchical DRC and LVS results using Calibre RVE™ (Results Viewing Environment) and a layout editor
  • Interpret the various specification statements in your rule file dealing with input files, results database and reports, along with other useful rule file statements
  • Interpret simple and complex DRC checks such as measurement and ERC checks
  • Identify and locate many LVS-related problems such as shorts and opens, floating or isolated nets, pin swapping, devise problems, soft connections, and texting (naming) problems
  • Use the powerful Calibre Interactive Graphical User Interface

Hands-on labs

  • Job setup and execution
  • Results debugging in a layout editor using Calibre RVE
  • Job customization
  • Applying advanced DRC techniques such as incremental DRC
  • Solving typical LVS problems using such Calibre nmLVS features as short isolation and detection of soft connections
  • Working with layer properties
  • Advanced layout-vs-layout comparison

Course Information


Knowledge of IC Layout techniques and procedures

Experience with an IC layout editing tool

Understanding of SPICE netlists

Familiarity with UNIX/Linux

Knowledge of layout verification concepts and tools (helpful but not required)

Course Part Number
  • Classroom: 063568
  • Live online: 239705
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