Is there any difference between virtuoso and virtuoso XL?

Discussion in 'Cadence' started by Tech11, Apr 5, 2006.

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    Tech11 Guest


    I heard of these two softwares, but I don't know the difference between
    them. Who may give one simple compare? Thanks for your help!

    Have a good day!


    Tech11, Apr 5, 2006
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    fogh Guest

    have you tried virtuoso layout editor turbo ? I am also wondering how
    different it is from abstract editor.
    fogh, Apr 5, 2006
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    John Gianni Guest

    Well, in the olden days (i.e., Opus), "Virtuoso" meant layout editor as
    "Composer" meant schematic editor as "Diva" meant physical
    verification, etc. Nowadays, "Virtuoso" means the entire Cadence
    custom-ic "platform" suite of tools (which includes schematics,
    simulation, analog synthesis, device placement, custom layout, physical
    optimization, placement, routing, reticle enhancement, design for
    yield, physical verification, floorplanning, chip finishing, etc.).

    Limiting our summary to just the layout editor, here's a one-word
    Virtuoso Layout Editor (#300) ==> layout
    Virtuoso Layout Editor Turbo (#311) ==> productivity
    Virtuoso XL (#3000) ==> automation

    The abstract editor is just one of many components of the above.
    Your sales team will be glad to explain in-depth capabilities of each.

    Hope this quick & "simple comparison" helps the newbies,

    John Gianni
    -- Nothing stated here is prior reviewed nor sanctioned by anyone.
    John Gianni, Apr 6, 2006
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