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    Mixed-signal design and layout

    I would like to know what will be the method to mixed signal design and layout? We are now using ic5141 and virtuoso for analog design and layout, and we also have IC flow and calibre from mentor graphics. We want to have a new project on digital IC design but we do not know what extra software packages are needed (better from cadence or mentor graphics)? we do not have digital simulator from both companies.

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    Re: Mixed-signal design and layout

    Hi,

    You can refer Modern components families and circuit block design by Nihar Kularatna and available at www.edaboard.com



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    Re: Mixed-signal design and layout

    Thank you very much! Where can I access the information? We just want some basic idea so we can purchase the "right" softwares.



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    Re: Mixed-signal design and layout

    We use IC Station from ICFlow for analog blocks and full chip layout design. For digital blocks layout we use AutoCell (the best tools, MG). For digital simulation - ModelSim (vhdl), or QuickSim or QuickSimPro from BoardStation package (MG). For fullchip post layout simulation - MachTa (best tools) or ADiT (anacad package MG).



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    Re: Mixed-signal design and layout

    Thank you! Will it be possible to do digital IC Layout on IC Flow (or software from synopsys) and then export it to Virtuoso for Custom IC design?



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