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Introduction to Calibre

Categories: Calibre

This course will equip you with a firm understanding of the Calibre environment that is common to all Calibre applications. Skills learned in this course will help you employ all Calibre tools to maximum advantage. View course details ↓


Self-paced online training lets you acquire course skills any time, from any computer, complete with software access and hands-on lab exercises. Start your training within minutes of registration! Learn more about on-demand training

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Course Details

The Calibre® product suite is the industry standard for deep sub-micron physical verification. All of the Calibre applications are built around a common core engine and use a common process flow and environment. This course will acquaint you with that environment and prepare you for further training for all Calibre applications. This course is a pre-requisite for new Calibre users who desire to take additional application-specific Calibre training.

Hands-on lab exercises will reinforce lecture topics and provide you with tool usage experience. This course employs the powerful Calibre DESIGNrev layout viewer in all labs.

You will Learn How to:

  • Describe the data and process flow for a typical Calibre job
  • Manage rule files written in Calibre’s powerful Standard Verification Rule Format (SVRF) language
  • Invoke Calibre from the command line and from the Calibre Interactive graphical user interface
  • Use the Calibre Interactive GUI to specify job options
  • View physical verification results in the flexible Calibre Results Viewing Environment (RVE) tool

Hands-on Labs

Throughout this course, extensive hands-on lab exercises provide you with practical experience using Calibre software in the Mentor Graphics Virtual Lab environment. Hands-on lab topics include:

  • Job setup and execution
  • Results debugging in a layout editor using Calibre RVE
  • Job customization
  • Using the Calibre DESIGNrev layout viewer

Software Covered

  • Calibre Interactive (2014.2)
  • Calibre RVE (2014.2)
  • Calibre DESIGNrev (2014.2)
  • Calibre nmDRC (2014.2)
  • Calibre nmLVS (2014.2)

Course Information

Intended for

This class is geared for the student who is just learning to use Calibre tools, although a somewhat experienced Calibre user may also find the class useful. This is also a good class for the "future" Calibre owner.


Knowledge of IC layout techniques and procedures

Experience with an IC layout editing tool

Familiarity with UNIX/Linux

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

Course Part Number
  • On-demand: 260076

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