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Hi all, I have several questions regarding ARM libraries, IBM PDK, and Cadence PVS. Sorry if I posted in the wrong place ARM Libraries 1. Has anyone used it before? Does it have layout view for Cadence Virtuoso tool IBK PDK 1. After I installed it, I got the following warning message in Virtuoso CIW
Regarding your IBM PDK items 1. and 2., I think that these are just warnings that can be ignored. I believe that they are due to programming that could be written better (e.g. try not to cause them in the first place, or failing that, swallow them so that they do not reach the user if they cannot be avoided programmatically, i.e. getWarn() ).
For 1. I believe that the Meta key is on the Sun keyboard, so if you are not on the Solaris platform, this will not be a valid bindkey.
For 2. I believe this is caused by a call to deUnRegUserTriggers() without first checking to actualy see if there are user triggers to unregister, hence the warnings. This could certainly be avoided (if my suspicions are correct) by more judicious programming.
I will have to leave the remaining items for others to address.
I answered this on another forum, but I'll post here for anyone else who is interested:
1. Never used it myself but i think its a set of standard cells for I/O
and reference circuits. I don't think they give you layout view, but a
blackbox which is filled in by the foundry during fab. Refer to:
1. I'm not sure, see if you have other bindkey sets in your
<path_to>/IBM_PDK/.../.../cdslib/Skill folder and try one of
those. You can change which bindkey set you use by editing your
.cdsinit file. Maybe CIW doesn't like the ibmPdkSetBindKey() command in
the bindkey definitions? Make sure your environment is set up properly.
(I think skillUser's answer is the correct one)
2. Check here:
http://www.cadence.com/Community/forums/t/11820.aspx. I get these
errors also (using cmrf8sf), and I haven't encountered any problems
that could be related to these.
3. I havent used 12soi, try asking support(at)mosis.com or on http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MOSIS_Users_Group/.
QRC is part of EXT stream. You can download the QRC definitions
from MOSIS if you are a customer. To enable QRC (replaces Assura RCX),
you should set QRC_ENABLE_EXTRACTION="t" in your startup script.
Hope this helps.