This chapter describes how to use the
Chip Editor (IC Mask Editor),
Cell Placer, and
Cell Router program modules for the physical design of IC and/or ASIC mask layouts. The
GDS View and
CIF View program modules for importing and/or checking cell libraries and/or IC mask data in GDS and CIF format are also introduced.
Unfortunately, we can't provide real design examples in this chapter because the IC manufacturing process parameters and the cell libraries of logical primitives are usually provided by the manufacturer. Although your manufacturer is unlikely to charge anything for the provision of such data in a format suitable for import into the
Bartels AutoEngineer (such as GDS), the publication of this data is usually strictly prohibited by a non disclosure agreement (NDA).