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Does the idea of using the best digital implementation tools on the market for your block sound interesting to you, but the full capacity is overkill, setup too daunting, or costs too high?
If the answer is yes, do not worry; Cadence has you covered with the Virtuoso Digital Implementation package!
Virtuoso Digital Implementation is basically a package based on our Innovus digital implementation platform, which allows you to design digital circuits from RTL to final GDSII output. With Virtuoso Digital Implementation you get access to both Genus Synthesis Solution and Innovus Implementation System, with a single instance-limited license that can be run directly from the Virtuoso cockpit. This approach makes it easier for mixed-signal designers to come up to speed with using the full-function digital tools and design concepts in a familiar guided environment.
An instance-limited version of the Cadence digital implementation flow means that you can utilize the Virtuoso Digital Implementation license for blocks or designs with a cap on the number placeable components that work for the majority of mixed-signal users.
Does your design exceed that limit? You can stack two Virtuoso Digital Implementation licenses together to double the number of instances.
Going even bigger than that? The instance limit can be tripled using the VDI-XL Block option! Beyond that size, you’ll want to move to the full-sized digital tool variants and take advantage of their superior capacity and multi-threading capabilities.
So regardless if you are in the context of a small digital block in mixed-signal design, or in the context of running a small digital block that will be integrated into a larger design, Virtuoso Digital Implementation licenses can provide a useful alternative to full-blown Genus and Innovus licenses.
Virtuoso Digital Implementation is extremely favorable for design teams that work on mixed-signal projects with big analog and small digital parts, for instance, small microcontrollers of analog sensors or SPIs for state-of-the-art PLLs.
Last but not least, with the Virtuoso Digital Test and Virtuoso Digital Signoff licenses you can expand the Virtuoso Digital Implementation concept to DFT and Signoff tools, in other words, you can use Modus, Tempus and Voltus at reduced prices with the same instance threshold.
Want to learn more?
In this series of videos, you will learn the basics of synthesis and digital implementation using the Virtuoso Digital Implementation software. You will explore floorplanning, placement, power planning, clock-tree synthesis, timing optimization, and detail routing. As always, you'll need an active support.cadence.com account to view the videos.
Please find additional corresponding instructional Training videos and instructions on the Cadence Learning and Support System.
Note: For lab instructions and a downloadable design please enroll in the corresponding course on learning.cadence.com.
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