I work with the technology of IBM CMOS7RF on Cadence 5.1 (IC5141). Currently I am trying to extract parameters for a self-customized inductor. By setting "ind" model in schemetic as a blackbox and ignoring mismatches, I go through LVS. Now an error happens in QRC as below.
*WARNING* at "capgen": x-tile size is not floating point number
*ERROR* at "capgen": capgen job quit due to process file errors.
-blocking coupled5_shield1:0.02,M1,M2,M3,M4,M5 -blocking coupled5_shield2:0.02,M2,M3,M4,M5 -blocking coupled5_shield3:0.02,M3,M4,M5 -blocking coupled5_shield4:0.02,M4,M5 -blocking coupled4_shield1:0.02,M1,M2,M3,M4 -blocking coupled4_shield2:0.02,M2,M3,M4 -blocking coupled4_shield3:0.02,M3,M4 -blocking coupled3_shield1:0.02,M1,M2,M3 -blocking coupled3_shield2:0.02,M2,M3 -blocking coupled2_shield1:0.02,M1,M2 -blocking singleEndA_shieldT:0.02,MT,ML -blocking singleEndA_shield5:0.02,M5,MT,ML -blocking singleEndA_shield4:0.02,M4,M5,MT,ML -blocking singleEndA_shield3:0.02,M3,M4,M5,MT,ML -blocking singleEndA_shield2:0.02,M2,M3,M4,M5,MT,ML -blocking singleEndA_shield1:0.02,M1,M2,M3,M4,M5,MT,ML -res_blocking singleEndA_shieldT:0.02,ml -res_blocking singleEndA_shield5:0.02,ml -res_blocking singleEndA_shield4:0.02,ml -res_blocking singleEndA_shield3:0.02,ml -res_blocking singleEndA_shield2:0.02,ml -res_blocking singleEndA_shield1:0.02,ml -blocking singleEndT_shield1:0.02,M1,M2,M3,M4,M5,MT -blocking singleEndT_shield2:0.02,M2,M3,M4,M5,MT -blocking singleEndT_shield3:0.02,M3,M4,M5,MT -blocking singleEndT_shield4:0.02,M4,M5,MT -blocking singleEndT_shield5:0.02,M5,MT -blocking singleEnd5_shield1:0.02,M1,M2,M3,M4,M5 -blocking singleEnd5_shield2:0.02,M2,M3,M4,M5 -blocking singleEnd5_shield3:0.02,M3,M4,M5 -blocking singleEnd5_shield4:0.02,M4,M5 -blocking singleEnd4_shield1:0.02,M1,M2,M3,M4 -blocking singleEnd4_shield2:0.02,M2,M3,M4 -blocking singleEnd4_shield3:0.02,M3,M4 -blocking singleEnd3_shield1:0.02,M1,M2,M3 -blocking singleEnd3_shield2:0.02,M2,M3 -blocking singleEnd2_shield1:0.02,M1,M2 -blocking ml_transmission,sti,ML -blocking symind3_mlml_m1,sti,M1,MT,ML -blocking symind2_mlml_m1,sti,M1,MT,ML -blocking ind2_mtml_m1,sti,M1,MT,ML -res_blocking symind3_mlml_m1,mt_resistive,ml -res_blocking symind2_mlml_m1,mt_resistive,ml -res_blocking ind2_mtml_m1,mt_resistive,ml -blocking symind3_mlml_bb,sti,MT,ML -blocking symind2_mlml_bb,sti,MT,ML -blocking ind2_mtml_bb,sti,MT,ML -res_blocking symind3_mlml_bb,mt_resistive,ml -res_blocking symind2_mlml_bb,mt_resistive,ml -res_blocking ind2_mtml_bb,mt_resistive,ml -blocking bondPad_PC:5.28,sti,PC,ML -res_blocking bondPad_PC:5.28,ml -blocking bondPad_BB:5.28,sti,ML -res_blocking bondPad_BB,ml /home/zheng072/zy_senser/inductor_test1
*WARNING* Bad return status from RCX script generator. 0x100
I cannot figure out what's wrong with "process file". I have installed Assura QRC package exactly as the document states. Any advices are appreciated.
Hi bjbitWould you please provide the specific version of QRC which you are using? This might be an old bug which has already been fixed.Best regardsQuek
Thanks for the quick response. Here is what I found from the document.
PDK version: V126.96.36.199
Assura version: 4.1USR2_HF3
QRC version: 10.1.2-s078
Hi bjbitThanks for the info. I meant the actual QRC version which you are using. You can check it in a terminal window using:terminal>qrc -versionBest regardsQuek
Sorry I cannot find this "qrc" command in any directory from linux console. There is no "bin" folder in the installed PDK. I am confused. Could you please help out? Thanks.
Hi bjbit"qrc" is the executable file for running the extraction. If it is not present in your path, it most probably means that you are not using QRC. You might have used the old Assura RCX for the extraction. Please request your IT to download and install PVE package and it should resolve the problem. Please note that Assura and QRC comes in separate packages. Assura comes from "Assura" package. QRC comes from "PVE" package. Best regardsQuek