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SoC GDS is a platform for enabling hierarchical SoC integration and verification across traditional EDA frameworks based on Virtual Components per the VSIA guidelines. It is also a fast viewer and processor for native GDSII files. It encompasses a set of powerful functions allowing automatic cell renaming, grid verifications, GDS II files merging (AND), physical comparison (XOR), hierarchy modifications, and conversion to text format.

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Recent releases

  •  11 Feb 2007 22:37

    Release Notes: The layer configuration window has been enhanced to show the layer and data type numbers in the loaded map table, as well as unmapped layers. An abstract versus layout comparator has been implemented that allows automatically comparing all macros in a LEF with the corresponding GDSII cell, based on comparison of obstruction and port geometries. SoC GDS is now also available under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in 64-bit mode.

    •  30 Mar 2005 21:17

      Release Notes: This release provides extended management of technology files through design kits and Cadence techfile compatibility; LEF reading, validation and display; and hierarchical LEF/GDSII comparison as well as DRC annotation display.

      •  20 Jul 2004 09:14

        Release Notes: This release features the annotation of netlist names on the layout in order to extend and simplify the viewing by designers of hierarchical nets, thereby allowing users to click on one polygon and display all the equipotent polygons for direct exploration of an annotated GDSII. It also implements handling of datatypes for the XOR and GDSOUT features.

        •  10 Mar 2004 00:55

          Release Notes: This version implements the display of markers from a GDSII file on another one, for display of DRC or XOR differences directly on the layout, as well as the ability to browse through displayed markers, for instance in order to scan through all the displayed DRC errors or XOR differences.

          •  04 Jan 2004 20:05

            Release Notes: This release implements hierarchical selection and highlighting of networks by name throughout the hierarchy, LVS Socket generation in batch mode, and a dimmed display mode to allow highlighting of nets, instances, etc. by dimming the surrounding objects while maintaining the object colors instead of using a specific color for highlighting purposes.


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