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Layout visualisation tool integrates route trace

Posted: 22 Jun 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:layout visualisation platform  software  trace route function 

From TOOL Corp. comes the LAVIS ver.10.0 layout visualisation platform software. In this version, the new "Route Trace function" has been incorporated that makes it possible to display timing information and easily and visually check the clock tree and other elements. The node tracing function, which allows wire width, inter-node spacing, and other rule checks to be made on a traced node, has been improved as well. These and other enhancements make LAVIS even more useful in reducing design TAT.

In this version, a great variety of functions have been added and existing functions have been enhanced. The new "Route Trace function" has been incorporated that allows efficient route tracing from a specified component in LEF/DEF data. This function is very useful in checking a route that has caused a timing violation as well as in narrowing down routes to find the faulty one.

As part of the node tracing function, a new function has been added that automatically detects a location where the resistance becomes high at the contact connection point. This function makes it easy to check whether the resistance assumed as an electrical characteristic is realised at a contact point.

The measurement function automatically judges whether figures are present or not at measured points, enabling measurement results to be output in a way that distinguishes between L and S. Also, at the request of the customer, an optional function can be offered separately that automatically measures the width and spacing of multiple locations based on given coordinates.

In addition to the above, a number of function expansions have been made, including the addition of a new measurement function that measures the distance between centres of multiple figures, the inclusion of a marker grouping function that lets you change the colours and widths of multiple markers or move them simultaneously, the support for OASIS data for the logical operation function, and the enhancement of the optional simple edit and 3D view functions.

Hideaki Hontao, president of TOOL, said, "In this version upgrade, we have added functions that enable LAVIS to be used as an auxiliary tool for timing and fault analysis as well. We intend to continue to determine customer needs accurately and promptly in the future, and add more functions and expand existing ones so that customers can use LAVIS in various fields."

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