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As they say time is money! It indicates that there is always a value in making the technology and processes simple to save time and effort.
Virtuoso© System Design Platform—the Electronics Product of the year 2017 award winner—has been riding high since its launch. It provides a holistic solution that eliminates the barrier between IC and package design teams and enables you to seamlessly extend the tools that are already being used for IC design into the world of multi-die design. Having said that, there has been a continuous drive to iron out the flow and simplify the processes.
For simplification, the mental models of the users are considered. There is an analysis performed about the assumptions users have in their minds before interacting with a product. Subsequently, designing or simplification of the tasks is done in such a way that you can proficiently use the product.
Let's consider this scenario. Earlier, three schematics were created in the design cycle:
However, now the Single Schematic Flow in Virtuoso System Design Platform has been one such functionality that simplifies the product usage. It allows you to generate a hierarchical schematic that can be used for simulations as well as for driving the layout of the package.
Going forward, only one master schematic will drive package layout and perform both pre- and post-layout simulations.
There is a video available on Cadence Support Portal that showcases the single schematic flow. It illustrates the following sub-tasks of the single schematic flow:
For more information about the flow, you can view the video on Cadence Online Support.
Click the video link now or visit Cadence Support Portal and search for the video under Video Library.
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Deepti Mishra Gupta