I have just downloaded a set of standard libraries in TSMC's 65nm process node
I would like to make them appear in Cadence IC 6.1.3 library manager
Do I have to use Vulcan to install them or just simply have to uzip them
If I need Vulcan could you please point me out to any related literature describing the installation process
It depends what's in whatever you've downloaded. If it's stream (GDS) you may just need to stream them in. If they're Cadence libraries already, you may just need to add a reference in your cds.lib. Or if in IC5141 format, you might need to use cdb2oa to convert them.
Best is to unpack the library and then see what's there.
Vulcan is a tool available as IP from Cadence VCAD Services. I'm not sure that you need it necessarily - it really depends on what you're aiming to do, and what is in the data that you've downloaded (which I can't see, of course).
In reply to Andrew Beckett:
I did unpack the libraries. The front-end kit consists of libraries in ccs format (composite current source) and the back-end kit consists of libraries in cdb format
Could you please advice me on how to install the above libraries and what set of tools (cdb20a convertion scripts, Vulcan etc) I might need
In reply to AnalogGR:
Not sure about the "ccs" format (I assume this is something to do with "liberty" (aka ".lib") format for Synopsys tools?). I don't think you would want to import these into Virtuoso.
For the back end libraries, I suggest you start by using Tools->Conversion Toolbox and then using the CDB to OA conversion from there, as it's GUI based.
Again, you didn't give much detail, so can't give more specific advice. Can you ask TSMC?
Thanks for your reply above
Regarding the front-end library the existed libraries appears to have a .db and a .lib extension. Is this a Cadence compatible format or needs some short of convertion?
Best Regards and Merry Christmas
I don't know. These are likely to be used by tools such as ETS (Encounter Timing System) and RC (RTL Compiler) - I believe they can read "liberty" format files, but this is not my area of expertise. It's probably a better question for the Digital Implementation Forum.
In reply to Mawan:
In the root of the installed PDK you'll find a file, cds.lib, which defines the libraries included in the PDK.
In your workarea, all you need to do is to add:
and then any libraries included in the PDK will be available in the virtuoso session started from that directory.
I want the TSMC 65nm process node. It should include .lef , .lib and .v files. If you have then please send the files on my email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and regards,
In reply to PSASWALE:
Nobody on this forum will be allowed to send these to you. They are TSMC's intellectual property and anyone with these files will be bound by TSMC's license/NDA on use of these files, which will preclude sharing them.
The same is true of me (and so I won't also respond to the direct email you sent me as I've covered it here).
You will need to contact TSMC or one of their distributors (essentially whoever you're gaining access to the TSMC technology from) to obtain these.