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    assura dracula

    Hello,

    I came across these names Assura, Dracula, Calibre, Hercules. what is the difference between them? it got me confuse. most of the time i use calibre for DRC and LVS verficication, but sometimes assura is also used.

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    difference between calibre and assura

    Quote Originally Posted by surreyian
    Hello,

    I came across these names Assura, Dracula, Calibre, Hercules. what is the difference between them? it got me confuse. most of the time i use calibre for DRC and LVS verficication, but sometimes assura is also used.
    they are also for DRC, LVS and parasitic extraction.... the difference is that, they are produced by different company....



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    assura calibre

    assura is the latest version of dracula


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    assura calibre, her

    Dracula and Diva were layout verification tools of cadence and now they have been
    out of fashion.Assura is the new tool of cadence and is widely used.
    Calibre is mentor's tools and its speed and gui is very good .
    Hercule is synopsys tool ,its user is not as calibre and assura


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    assura 和 calibre

    calibre is sign-off tool


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    dracula cdence tool

    that is great



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    dracula + physical verification

    All are singnoff tools it depends on which compan u work for & they are using which flow



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    hercules assura calibre

    i agree with sharath79,



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    cadence calibre

    Assura, calibre and dracula are verification tool suites from different vendors.



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    assura to calibre

    The best and the last --- My calibre



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    dracula verification tool

    All this are physical verification tools from different vendors ( Assura/Dracula -> Cadence ), Calibre from Mentor and Hercules from Synopsys.

    Each of them have their own pros/cons, syntaxs, capabilities, functionalities and supported formats ( own formats).

    This toolsets are not only used for verification purposes but improving simple DFM, Yield improvements, reliability, filling, densifications and many more.


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    Re: whats the difference in Assura, Dracula, Calibre, Hercul

    Who has test bench for this tools for each operation :
    - DRC ( for different process nodes)
    - LVS
    - EXTraction of parasitics

    :D



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    Re: whats the difference in Assura, Dracula, Calibre, Hercul

    It depends on the foundry, because they provide the rule deck.



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