Firstly, I am using the Cadence Pcell Layout enviroment to create/modify Pcells. So in other words I am using the pcell menu within the layout window, I am not generating the pcell using skill. I am trying to use an already supported device and I am trying to inherit certain parameters. However, the parameters can only be inherited as a "string". And in order to use this parameter else where within the pcell (i.e. stretch or repitition) it needs to be a "float".
So is there an easy way to convert a string to a float within cadence?
Thanks very much,
one of the easiest ways to do this is to use the function cdfParseFloatString() which takes a numeric string and outputs a floating point number.