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    How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO

    hi all,

    Does any one know How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO???????????

    is it directly possible???????????????

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    Re: How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO

    yes it is possible i guess you just import the file to cadence..automatically it will get converted...



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    Re: How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO

    Convert your design into GDS2 file and then import it in Cadence..



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    Re: How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO

    I use Altium and therefor I am not all that familiar with Cadence. Do you know what files you are able to import into Cadence? if you know what files you are able to convert into Cadence I would be happy to convert your HFSS design into that file format (My mechanical engineers work with solid works and that seems to be able to convert any format to any other format). I can also convert your balun into a gerber format and send it back to you. Let me know if there is a way I can help or a file format you want it your balun in,
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    Re: How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO

    Quote Originally Posted by b4bb4ge View Post
    Do you know what files you are able to import into Cadence?
    For Cadence RFIC, the top 3 file formats are:

    1. GDSII
    2. GDSII
    3. GDSII

    ddis can use GDSII and should have no problem. Gerber is only used in PCB, and make things more complicated anyway because each layer is in a separate file.



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    Re: How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO

    hi all,

    i made GDSII file in HFSS from export option & tried to import it in the cadence Virtuoso layout

    but while exporting from HFSS it asked me for a LAYERMAP file & i skipped that step....

    so in cadence while importing the GDSII file the layout is shown but the metal lines are not shown in cadence defined colors

    i think the problem lies in layer mapping file

    i dont know what is layer map file

    Does someone can give me a sample layermap file for 180nm tech ???????



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    Re: How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO

    hi all,

    i am trying to export my design as GDSII file from HFSS. By default HFSS gives its own layer no. I want to edit the layer no. so that yhe design is properly imported into cadence.

    I want to know if it is really possible.

    I have given a snapshot below to better understand the problem.........

    Thanks in Advance........





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    Re: How to import inductor or balun layout from HFSS to CADENCE VIRTUOSO

    Quote Originally Posted by ddis View Post
    so in cadence while importing the GDSII file the layout is shown but the metal lines are not shown in cadence defined colors

    i think the problem lies in layer mapping file

    i dont know what is layer map file
    Importing and Exporting Files
    Layer Map Files


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