A standard-cell library for a Sea-of-Gates : an experience with ICStation and ICBlocks
Amann, Hans Peter
Date de parution
1st Annual Mentor Graphics Alpine Local Users' Group Conference' (ALPSLUG), 1st Annual Mentor Graphics Alpine Local Users' Group Conference' (ALPSLUG), 1996/1//1-4
The aim of the present work was to port a standard-cell library for a Sea-of-Gates (a “SOG” is a pre-diffused circuit where just the “metal“ layers are missing) from “CIF” files existing in a competitors format to Mentor Graphics library format. Obviously, neither “ICStation“ nor “ICBlocks“ have been designed to handle standard-cells on a “SOG“. Therefore, many practical problems arose. In particular, we noted that “ICBlocks“ when routing did not always respect the grid parameters we set, resulting in “DRC” errors of “poly-via” type between elements of the “SOG“ and the routed interconnects.
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