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The Cadence® Quantus Smart View is the next generation of the Extracted View in the Virtuoso environment and has been available since the release of IC6.18/ICADVM18.1. You may recall my blog about Smart View - Virtuosity: a Smart Extracted View, that introduced this new view.
The Smart View provides the same functionality as the Extracted View, but it uses a highly efficient and scalable storage mechanism. This means that Smart Views can manage larger, more complex designs at advanced nodes with a reduced overall extraction run time and netlist size. In fact, the Smart View not only helps with faster netlist generation in Virtuoso® ADE Assembler and Virtuoso® ADE Explorer, but you can also use it to to analyze values and connectivity details of extracted parasitic elements.
Starting from the IC6.1.8/ICADVM18.1 ISR13 releases, multi-process corners - (MPCs), are supported in Smart Views too. This means that the design can be extracted over several technology corners and these corners are all contained within one Smart View.
You can then simulate across these MPCs from within Virtuoso ADE Assembler and Virtuoso ADE Explorer. This is all explained in the updated Using Quantus Smart View in the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment Rapid Adoption Kit (RAK). To download the RAK, click here or search for it on the Cadence Support portal. The RAK details how to:
You can also check out the Using Smart View in the ADE Flow video to see a demo of these features.
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