Tags: CAD, CMOS, EDA, expert, gateway, IC, layout, schematic, shortcuts, smartview, silvaco, simulators, tools

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Expert [layout]

Ffit the view

M – move

U – Lazy View

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Ctrl + Oopen existing layout

Ctrl + Ssave layout

Ctrl + Zundo

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Edit → Create Object → Wire (follow it by F9 to raise the option form if it doesn’t appear)

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Setup → Editor/Viewer → Application → Shortcuts → Tools → Snap Wire To Pin

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Tools → Netlist Driven Layout → Global Nets

Tools → Netlist Driven Layout → Show Nets

Tools → Netlist Driven Layout → Show Pins

Tools → Netlist Driven Layout → Show Ports

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Verification → Node Probing → Reextraction Options

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View → Dock Windows → Nets

View → Toolbars → Hierarchy

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Window → Close All

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Gateway [schematic]

F2 – check this level

F3 – create netlist

F4 – run simulation

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A – ascend

D – descend

Ffit the view

Rrotate

Sshoot (W + S: start drawing the wire [W] and shoot/connect the wire to suggested point [S])

Wwire

Zzoom to area

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SPACE – switch between Capture and Simulation tab

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Alt + X – open workspace

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Ctrl + Ccopy

Ctrl + O – open schematic

Ctrl + Vpaste

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mouse scroll downzoom out

mouse scroll upzoom in

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Edit → Preferences → Tools → Simulator → (tab) Advanced: – to choose number of processors

—–> —–> —–> Specify core processors:

—–> —–> —–> Number of core processors:

—–> —–> —–> Specify solver processors:

—–> —–> —–> Number of solver processors:

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Simulation → Change Simulator → SmartSpice / SmartSpice RF / Silos / HSPICE – to choose / change simulator

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SmartSpice [simulation / scripting]

#COMblock comments

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.OPTIONS rawpts=300 accurate itl2=500 – set the iteration limit to 500 (default is 100)

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SmartView [post simulation]

data point markers – Chart → Line Markers

frequency – Tools → Measurements → Period…

marker (X,Y) – Object → Data Marker

period – see frequency

subplot – new subplot on a current View can be created by clicking “Create Cartesian” icon

X marker – Object → X Marker

zoom – “Interactive Zoom Mode” icon