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PowerDRC/LVS 2.2 released PDF Print E-mail

Kiev, Ukraine, Dec 21 2015 - POLYTEDA LLC, a provider of semiconductor design software and PV-services, today announced the general availability of PowerDRC/LVS version 2.2.

This release is dedicated to delivering fill layer generation for multi-CPU mode, new KLayout integration functionality and other significant improvements for multi-CPU mode:

  • Added support of hierarchical fill layers output
  • Upgraded the supported version of KLayout to 0.23.11
  • In hierarchical mode of PowerDRC/LVS, added automatic switching of cells during highlighting in KLayout
  • Added highlight color selection for KLayout
  • Added support of Symica DE (Windows 32 bit only)
  • In PowerRDE, added highlighting of the errors found during device/net extraction
  • Added AllowDuplicatedCells RCF parameter to control merging of the layout file with the earlier saved fill layers
  • Added support of network paths for rule files
  • Improved memory management for single-CPU mode, where preprocessing now is performed in all cases to free memory for the DRC stage
  • Improved the behavior of -restart and -assembly commands
  • Improved detection of CPU parameters for Windows OS
  • Improved readability of PowerDRC/LVS logs and summary
  • Improved tooltips in PowerRDE

Please review Release Notes for more information.

PowerDRC/LVS is designed to process integrated circuit (IC) designs of  various size at technology nodes up to 40nm, with run times which are fast and completely predictable. It is massively scalable and provides turnaround is time that is up to an order of magnitude faster than existing solutions. PowerDRC/LVS achieves this scalability and turnaround time through the use of a unique data structure and native window scanning technique. 

Production Quality

During beta test period, POLYTEDA worked with wide list of partners and evaluators in Europe and US to validate accuracy and performance for production on real designs.

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