I am trying to generate my own .lib file from the layout I've designed in Virtuoso. I tried to use SignalStorm, but figured out that I do not have license for it. Could anyone please suggest any other tool to do this?
Also, does SignalStorm come along with the standard university package? I remember having it in 2006-07, but after that it was discontinued for some reason. Any info will be helpful.
Depending upon the functionality of your layout, there are several options for creating a dotlib.
1) Encounter LIbrary Chracterization is part of the Encounter Timing System and useful for digital std_cells and I/Os. http://www.cadence.com/rl/Resources/datasheets/library_characterizer_ds.pdf
2) Spectre MDL is a flexible solution for more complex circuits. Results need to be post-processed into dotlib format. http://www.cadence.com/rl/Resources/conference_papers/dtp_cdnlive2006sv_STA_Tseng.pdf
3) Virtuoso ADE-XL has DCM (Design Characterization and Modelling)
I don't have any details on how these are bundled with university packages.
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In reply to sprrenga:
Automated is a tall order for a custom cell; however, you should review the Virtuoso Foundation IP Characterization datasheet:
This technology was acquired from Altos and has replaced DCM in ICADV12.1. It is a more automated approach for library characterization. Without knowing more about the function and process node of your custom cell, it is difficult to know if this would be a better solution than DCM.