measureResistance Diva

Discussion in 'Cadence' started by Juan Felipe Osorio, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. any examples of the use of measureResistance in DIVA ?

    Juan F. Osorio
    Ph. D. Student
    Technical University of Catalonia
    Juan Felipe Osorio, Jul 11, 2003
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  2. Juan Felipe Osorio

    Erik Wanta Guest

    See old post entitled parasitics below:

    From: Stefan Bormann ()
    Subject: parasitics

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    Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 14:42:23 +0100

    Hi Folks,

    I have a problem with parasitic Extraction of resistance and parasitic
    I want / must use "measureResistance", but this command allowed the
    following parasitic Extraction only with "measureFringe" and
    I have diff, poly1, met1, met2, met3. I want measure the capacitance
    between this layers and I want measure the resistance of met1-, met2-
    and met3-lines.
    The problem: after measureResistance disappear layers met1, met2, met3
    and I can't measure the parasitic capacitance.

    a second problem:
    I want measure parasitic resistance selective:
    I mark the part of met1 with a label and I aks this label.
    now the problem: the shape is true recognize, but it is also disappear
    after measure.
    no symbol is created..
    The false geomConnect via is assign to the nets.
    The globel net gnd! (for example) is not exist.

    any solutions?

    with best regards


    Message 3 in thread
    From: Edward J Kalenda ()
    Subject: Re: parasitics

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    Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 19:56:31 -0800

    You are supposed to use the output layer from measureResistance in the
    measureFringe and multiLevelParasitic instead of the input layers to
    measureResistance. The geomConnect still uses the input layers given to
    the measureResistance.

    If you use complexParasitic instead of measureFringe and
    multiLevelParasitic you can forget about the output layers from
    measureResistance and simply use the same layers as input to
    measureResistance. The most recent hotfix of 4.4.3 or higher also has
    support in complexParasitic for measuring between all layer pairs.

    In either case, you have to have recognizable resistor terminals in your
    layout. These would be contacts and vias in the geomConnect, device
    terminals and top level cell pins.

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    From: Vandevalk, Gerry [PINE:5T36:EXCH] ()
    Subject: Re: parasitics

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    Date: 2001-03-19 12:56:04 PST

    Yes this is one of the major flaws in measureResistance.


    It is true that the classic measureParasitic now silently fails to work on any
    conductor body
    that is a parasitic resistor, you can however use one of

    multiLevelParasitic() OR complexParasitic ()
    with measureFringe()

    and get a nominal answer.

    I use a bit of trickery to add this capability.

    since you have a layer called met1,
    I create an auxiliary layer called met1 purpose R.
    Now I exclude the met1 R from met1 as it is created.
    (this is real tricky becase you must use geomOr( "met1" ) to connect met1
    "drawing" to met1 "pin" ,
    and then you need to remove met1 "R" from the result.
    Erik Wanta, Jul 14, 2003
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  3. The online manual has basic examples of all the rules. If you need more
    than that, you need to let us know what you are trying to do that the
    basic examples don't help with.

    Your best bet is to use a PDK from one of the foundries or from one of
    the universities like NCSU. At least I think it is North Carolina State
    Edward J Kalenda, Jul 15, 2003
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