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Looking for IC layout editing tools

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IC lsyout tools...

I am looking for IC layout editing tools. Can anyone suggest me some. I am new to layout editing.


Try ICED >> h**p://
great L@yout editor > fast

Layout tool

for analog layout: M/e/n/t/o/r IC/St@tion or C/A/D/E/N/C/E IC LAyout plus (Layout Accelerator)

for digital blocks: /C/A/D/E/N/C/E: silicon_ensemble (better ultra_se or si_se)

You may try Avanti layout tools
-- Enterprise

I would stay away from Enterprise. Cadence Analog Artist/Virtuoso combination is the best there is.

I would stay away from Enterprise. Cadence Analog Artist/Virtuoso combination is the best there is.

Fully: Magic, L-Edit
P&R: Virtuoso, Silicon_Ensemble, Apollo

Syn@psys Apollo (Avant!) is good tool

C@dence SE or Ultra silicon is better tool for layout

IC ibclude silicon encsemble,
Newer version is ultra silicon

unix or windows?
on unix, cadence, avanti(synopsys), mentor, megma etc, more & more.
on windows, mcad, ledit ......

Re: re:cadence ic

amarnath said:
hello, wht is the difference between cadence ic and cadence silicon ensemble...can anyone tell me where i could download cadence ic 5.0

Cadence IC -- Using for custom layout
Cadence Silicon ensamble -- Automated Place and Route.

re:cadence ic 5.0

hello,can anyone tell me where to download mentor ic station and cadence ic 5.0

The most classic IC layout tool is Cadence virtuso . But some new tools ,such as Laker is also popular,especially in Taiwan .

I think Virtuoso is one of the best layout tools.

Laker is developed by taiwan company - Springsoft(Novas).

Virtuoso display speed is too slow when layout database is more larger.

Laker has better display speed when you need to zoom in and zoom out.

for windows, try tanner tools

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