Virtuoso XL(TM): Cadence's Intelligent Layout Editor

Abstract

The complexity of today's mixed signal systems poses lots of challenges to their designers and implementors. This complexity puts lots of demands on the software tools that are used to develop those systems. Virtuoso XL(TM) is Cadence's intelligent layout editor. This editor is being used worldwide to develop complex layouts. This product sits on top of Virtuoso(TM), Cadence's standard layout editor. This presentation will cover our experience with the design and development of the infrastructure of Virtuoso XL. In this presentation, I will present a model of the infrastructure using the concept of design patterns. I will use this model to elaborate on the capabilities of the Virtuoso XL design system. I will be giving a brief demonstration of Virtuoso XL at the end of the talk.

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