I want to put on the table one problem which we face somehow regularly. Each time when we receive the leadframes for the packages which our custmers want to use they are in PDF format, but we need them in GDS in order to create the bonding diagram which is sent to the assembly house. So after that we are using multiple tools and stunts in order to do the convertion, but the approach is not professional at all.
My question is there way ( cadence tool or skill script ) to convert PDF to some cadence readable format, in order to be opend as a lyout view?
Hello skillUser, Andrew,
Thanks for both responses. I almost succeeded to do the task.
In order to convert PDF to XPM I used following:
pdf2ps aa.pdf bb.ps
gs -q -sDEVICE=ppm -dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile="|ppmtoxpm>cc.xpm" bb.ps -c quit
But then the problems came. The script which you mentioned: abXpmToLayout.ils is too outdated and some of the buttons on the GUI created by it, do not work. I found on sourcelink newer version of same script called: CCSxpmToLayout.ils. The GUI which is created when main fucntion is called is OK, but when the actual importing of XPM file to layout starts, it never finishes. In the end I have to kill cadence itself, because it consumes almost all of the CPU power of the server.