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LayED - Layout

Overview

LayED is a powerful all-angles graphics editor especially developed for the layout of complex integrated circuits, including analog, digital, and mixed-signal designs.

Impressive features of the layout editor include a rich command set, hierarchically structured databases, very fast redraw speed and screen refresh. Data can be imported or exported in standard exchange formats (including GDS2, Oasis, CIF, GERBER, DXF). This IC layout editor also supports parametric groups (PGroup procedures) and a schematic-driven or net-list-driven layout option to facilitate accurate, efficient, and rapid layout generation.

Versions of LayED for both a 'point solution' or a project solution' (under the design manager LayFRAME) are maintained.

Basic Features
Data items include polygons, rectangles, lines, paths, circles, arcs, groups, or arrays of groups.
256 layers supported fully supported
256 data types fully supported
Layer alias names supported
All-angle, 45-degree, and Manhattan options
Data may be entered hierarchically (up to 30 levels)
Supports multiple design windows (customizable window count)
Full-function edit-in-place
Data may be accessed from up to 19 reference libraries (in Point Solution Mode)
Reference libraries not required in Project Mode (under LayFRAME)
Data may be imported or exported in various standard formats (GDS2, CIF, GERBER, DXF)
Optional supervision of imported data to ensure data integrity (vertex count; edge length)
Flexible command entry – keyboard, hot-key, menu bar, tool bar, layer bar, mouse, command file
Command procedures, allow access to databases, provide variable definition and subroutines
Case-sensitive structure names
Comprehensive data selection criteria for objects and vertices
Advanced edit features including cut and merge, group creation from selected objects, etc.
Advanced analysis features (including connectivity highlighting and on-line DRC)
Accelerated display for large designs
Supports ports and item properties
Polygon closure preview

Advanced Features

Easily configured for immediate design entry using initialization files
Network licensing and shared database management
Layout connectivity through the design hierarchy (evaluated by physical connection)
Unique bus entry command (with bus as an editable item)

Command file procedures supported
Provides schematic-driven layout with LayCIR or SPE (LayED SDLE option required)
On-line DRC (standard)
Seamless interface to LayVER verification databases to interrogate violations (LVI option required)
Interface to launch LayVER (defines verification window, group name, reference libraries)
Parametric groups (PGroup procedures) facilitate accurate device generation (SDLE option required)
Parametric interface for Columbus

LayED screen example displaying a list of selected items

 

LAYED Edit screen

Latest Updates (release 6.5)

new command LVSDLG, invoking a dialog box presenting all information required for LVS evaluation
parameters for LayVER run-decks, extension of .option (.option /value) command - defined parameters can be edited in LayVER-start dialog box
revised region perimeter computation - slits are skipped for polygons with holes
IDCONDADD command (conditional selection) includes a new attribute 'layername'
• additional system fill pattern (dense pattern)
new command SENDBORDER for use with Layview-3d
array items of type 'string' possible now
in the procedure interface

 

 
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