The NCSU CDK focuses on providing the means to do full-custom IC design through MOSIS, including schematic entry, Verilog digital simulation, analog circuit simulation, layout DRC checking and device extraction, and mask generation. It supports 4.4 and is not backward compatible with 4.3.x. All SKILL code is available as source in a fairly-well organized fashion.
The tools used in the kit are Virtuoso, Composer, Analog Artist, DLE and Diva.
Contents of the NCSU "local" Cadence directory. ----------------------------------------------- (Not all these files/directories are included in the NCSU CDK.) (This section is not entirely up-to-date.) doc Current documentation. Look here first! The best place for users to start is local/doc/cdsuser/GettingStarted.html. Admins should look at local/doc/cdsmgr/index.html. NCSU_Setup Documentation of the entire local directory. This document is deprecated. Please look in local/doc for current documentation. NCSU_CDK_Version Current version of the CDK. Notes Docs on tool usage. cdssetup Standard setup files. class_locker_setup Notes/files for setting up class lockers. techfile The NCSU technology files. pipo Layermaps for CIF/GDSII import/export. cmosx The complete cmosx standard cell library. lib local dfII libraries (NCSU_*). models Spectre/HSPICE transistor models. skill Locally generated routines. menus Menu customizations. hnl Customization for the hierarchial netlister and si simulation interface. See the Open Simulation System (OSS) manual. Todo Ongoing work on the Cadence setup.
The NCSU CDK is (c) NC State University, 1998, 1999. Users are free to use or modify the NCSU CDK as appropriate as long as this notice appears in it. You are also advised that you use the NCSU CDK at your own risk. By using the NCSU CDK, you assume all liability for any resulting errors and problems.