I have following question is PVS capable to operate with Calibre rule files?
I mean PVS DRC with Calibre DRC rule file and PVS LVS with Calibre LVS rule file.
PVS uses PVL decks, and these decks are available at numerous foundries. If you want more information on specific foundry deck availability please contact Cadence customer support.
I know that PVS is aimed for PVL decks, but in the documentation it is mentioend that it is able to read not encrypted SVFR decks, as well.
But I couldn't find in the Cadence support page any example for that, I mean is there some special option PVS to use these calibre decks or they are laoded as a normal PVS decks.
I am asking that question becuase the UMC11 PDK which should be used in one of the our projects has for awhile only calibre decks, PVS decks should be ready in the upcomming months, and we have very few Calibre licenses. But we have quite enough number of PVS licenses. So it will be nice if we can use it.
You should be able to load it normally.
That solution (which is a solution, not the main documentation) actually points to another solution with an example. The third bullet point in the Rules File Support section of the FAQ you gave the link for.
However, the reason for my response was that the recommendation is to use a qualified PVL rule deck as these are available for many processes - which is why I suggested contacted customer support for assistance.
I successfuly configured PVS to use calibre rule decks. Successfuly run PVS DRC and LVS. But unfortunatelly in a calibre LPE ( extraction ) decks there is an encrypted part and PVS ERC could not use it.
That is the final result from my efforts.
Best regards and thanks for the support,