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The IC6.1.8 ISR10 and ICADVM18.1 ISR10 production releases are now available for download at Cadence Downloads.
For information on supported platforms, compatibility with other Cadence tools, and details of key issues resolved in each release, see:
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Here is a listing of some of the important updates made to ICADVM18.1 and IC6.1.8 for the ISR10 and ISR9 releases:
Push-and-Shove Feature in Interactive Routing (Virtuoso RF Solution) Use the push-and-shove feature to route or reroute a net in a congested environment to avoid shorts and keep the design DRC compliant.
Extracting S-Parameter Models from Full Cellviews (Virtuoso RF Solution) - From ISR9Easily extract an s-parameter (sparam) cellview using the Clarity or AXIEM 3D solvers from an entire layout cellview. Ports are automatically created at the top-level pins of the cellview.
Enhanced Support for Hierarchical Edit-in-Place in CLE (Virtuoso Layout Suite EXL) - From ISR9Supports hierarchical editing in the CLE flow to allow multiple designers to concurrently Edit In Place (EIP) in hierarchical subcells. The partitions defined at the top are reinforced (propagated) across hierarchical subcells to retain the same scope of edit.
Virtual Hierarchy Area Estimation using SKILL (Virtuoso Layout Suite EXL) - From ISR9Register a user-defined SKILL function on the Add Area Estimators form in Virtuoso Layout EXL to control the area enclosed by a top-level PR boundary or a virtual hierarchy block.
IC6.1.8 and ICADVM18.1
Editing Corners in Run Plan (Virtuoso ADE Assembler)Make a corner local to the run plan so that it can be edited independently of the corners in the active setup.
Reusing Stress Files (Virtuoso ADE Explorer and Virtuoso ADE Assembler) Reuse a stress file from one reliability setup to another by using the Configure Stress File form.
Distributing Simulation Jobs (Virtuoso ADE Explorer and ADE Assembler) - From ISR9 Control thousands of netlisting and simulation jobs in parallel using the job control mode, LSCS (Large-Scale Cloud Simulations) in Virtuoso ADE Explorer and ADE Assembler. LSCS implements a new architecture to run simulations with better resource utilization. It also enables future scalability requirements for cloud simulations.
Calculating Eye Measurements using PAM4 (Virtuoso Visualization and Analysis XL) - From ISR9Choose between two modulation schemes to calculate eye measurements on the Eye Measurements tab of the Eye Diagram assistant; either the default Non-Return-to-Zero (NRZ) scheme or the Pulse-Amplitude Modulation 4-Level (PAM4) scheme.
Faster Verilog Import (Virtuoso Design Environment) - From ISR9 Import large Verilog netlists designs faster in the Virtuoso Design Environment using the cdsTextTo5x command. Includes an additional command-line option -BLACKBOX to control whether the hierarchy of a cell is imported.
For more details on these and all the other new and enhanced features introduced in this release, see:
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