Is there a way to shrink the cell view to certain resolution.
I was doing process migration from 45 to 65nm. After migrating and mapping all the via, inst and devices, noticed that the devices in new technology was obviously smaller than original tech file. In the other hand, shapes such as polygon, rect, path will remain the same.
Is there a way to do the shrinking for a cell view?
Thanks for the reply. Where can i get the tools?
VLM (Virtuoso Layout Migrate) should be part of your IC tools installation, it is enabled by having the correct license. If you install using a control file with InstallScape then it may not have installed tools that you do not have licenses for, but the IC5141 and IC61 releases do contain the VLM tool. The license feature to look for is "Virtuoso_Layout_Migrate", the name is the same for either release, but the version or release number in the license file will be either 5.1 or 6.1
Hope this answers your question,
Yes. This answer my question but i doesn't have license for the tool. Sign...
Can i change the env setting for DBUPerUU? Maybe i can use Xscale to scale the library and adjust for the change in DBUPerUU.
Will this works?
You can certainly shrink or scale things this way but it is not likely to give you the result that you would hope for. Consider something like the following, a metal path abutting to a metal pin shape:
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Which is then shrunk or scaled, you might get the following:
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The shapes may no longer abut or connect because they have both shrunk or been scaled in place. This is what VLM takes care of, moving things so that the relative placements stay as originally intended. As you may realise, this is not a trivial operation, hence there is a tool for it (and of course other third-party tools exist too).
I hope that this answers your question.