Support

How to Launch CAD Tools Supported by CMC

Table of Contents

Launching a CAD Tool in a Linux OS

These instructions are for users of our Sustainable Technology Configuration (STC), VCAD Cloud, and subscribers that want to set up Linux CAD software locally and link to our licence servers.

For each CAD tool, follow these steps:

  1. Source the Environment Shell Script, which is a *.csh file. The script file path of each tool can be found on the corresponding Tool Information table.

Enter the Launching Command to launch the tool. The command to launch each tool can be found on the corresponding Tool Information table. Some CAD tools have more than one launch command. The following is an example of starting Siemens’ Tanner layout editor in a terminal:

$ source /CMC/scripts/mentor.tanner.2023.2.csh
$ ledit

More information about Linux scripts and commands is available on these webpages:

Writing Scripts and Text Files for a Linux Operating Systems

Linux Operating Systems and CMC Microsystems CAD Software

 

CAD Tool Information

Altera FPGA tools (formerly Intel)

Supported operating systems: RHEL – Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Tool NameVersionREADME
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
Quartus22.1Includes NIOS II programs; may require certain 32-bit libraries

Under /CMC/scripts:

intel.fpga.22.1.csh

quartus

nios2-terminal

nios2-gdb_server

nios2-flash-programmer

RHEL 6
Quartus Prime Pro

22.3

23.1

Release notes are here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

intel.fpga.22.3.csh

quartus

nios2-terminal

nios2-gdb_server

nios2-flash-programmer

See Operating System Support

Ansys Academic Research Suite: Electronics (HFSS, Q3D, Maxwell, SIwave)

See the supported operating systems.

Tool NameVersionREAD ME/Installed
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
Electronics Applications2022 R1Released in January, 2022. In this version, Icepak has been moved back into Structures/Fluids.

 Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.22.1.csh

Desktop:

ansysedt

SIwave:

siwave

Electronics Applications2022 R2Released in July, 2022.

 Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.22.2.csh

Desktop:

ansysedt

SIwave:

siwave

Electronics Applications2023 R1Released in January, 2023.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.23.1.csh

Desktop:

ansysedt

SIwave:

siwave

Electronics Applications2023 R2Released in July, 2023.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.23.2.csh

Desktop:

ansysedt

SIwave:

siwave 

Electronics Applications2024 R1Released in February, 2024.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.24.1.csh

Desktop:

ansysedt

SIwave:

siwave

Ansys Academic Research Suite: Mechanical and CFD (Fluent, CFD/CFX, Icepak, Mechanical, Workbench)

See the supported operating systems.

Tool NameVersionREAD ME/Installed
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
Structures and Fluids Applications2022 R1

Released in January, 2022. Additional capability added to the Mechanical/Structures modules.

Note: Fluent, Mechanical APDL and the CFX GUI may also be run as stand-alone modules.

Ansys Help and Tutorial files are provided two ways: As a separate download and installation for both Windows and Linux operating systems, or they are available online with local account Internet access. Contact CMC support to obtain the separate download files.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.22.1.csh

Workbench: runwb2

Fluent: fluent

CFX: cfx5

MAPDL:

mapdl (interactive command line)

launcher221

(APDL launcher and GUI)

ansys221 (interactive command line, distributed analysis)

Structures and Fluids Applications2022 R2Released in July, 2022.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.22.2.csh

Workbench: runwb2

Fluent: fluent

CFX: cfx5

MAPDL:

mapdl (interactive command line)

launcher222

(APDL launcher and GUI)

ansys222 (interactive command line, distributed analysis)

Structures and Fluids Applications2023 R1Released in January, 2023.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.23.1.csh

Workbench: runwb2

Fluent: fluent

CFX: cfx5

MAPDL:

mapdl (interactive command line)

launcher231 (APDL

launcher and GUI)

ansys231 (interactive command line, distributed analysis)

Structures and Fluids Applications2023 R2Released in July, 2023.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.23.2.csh

Workbench: runwb2

Fluent: fluent

CFX: cfx5

Mechanical: We recommend running this tool through Workbench

Structures and Fluids Applications2024 R1Released in February, 2024.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.24.1.csh

Workbench: runwb2

Fluent: fluent

CFX: cfx5

Mechanical: We recommend running this tool through Workbench

Ansys Semiconductor Applications (RedHawk 3DX, PowerArtist XP)

See the supported operating systems.

Tool NameVersionREADME/Installed
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
PowerArtist XP

2023 R1.3

2023 R2.1

PowerArtist enables physical-aware RTL power budgeting, with interactive debugging. Can be run either using a command line or through a GUI interface.

Manuals and examples are included with this software download.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.23.1.csh

or

ansys.23.2.csh

Command line:

pa_shell

For GUI:

PowerArtist

RedHawk 3DX

2023 R1.1

2023 R2.1

RedHawk is a full-chip, cell-based power and ground design and verification program.

Manuals and examples are included with this software download.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.23.1.csh

or

ansys.23.2.csh

For GUI:

redhawk

Cadence

Supported Operating Systems: See the platform support documents. Most Cadence tools run in Linux only.

Tool NameVersionREADME/InstalledEnvironment Shell Script (/CMC/scripts/)Launching Command
ASSURA Physical Verification (ASSURA)

04.15.102-5141

04.16.106-5141

04.16.107-618

04.16.110-618

04.16.111-618

Integrated with Virtuoso AMS/custom design

  • legacy software

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.assura04.16.111-618.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

assura
Conformal Formal Verification (CONFRML)

20.10.100/200

20.20.100/200

21.10.100

22.10.200/22.20.200

Equivalence checker,  from RTL to Place and Route (P & R).

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.confrml22.20.200.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

Constraint Designer: ccd
Genus Synthesis Solution (GENUS)

18.13/16

19.11 to 19.16

20.10/11

21.10/12/15/17

In 2019, RTL Compiler (RC) was renamed GENUS. GENUS is a Register-Transfer Level (RTL) synthesis and physical synthesis tool.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.genus.21.17.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

genus
Helium22.12 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.helium22.12.001.csh

helium
Virtuoso IC618 (Base release in 2018)IC06.18.*Layout software

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.ic06.18.320.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

virtuoso
Virtuoso Advanced Node Framework (ICADVM20)20.10.260/270Contains individual point tools to handle complex interdependency of manufacturing and variability, power and performance specifications.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.icadvm20.10.270.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

virtuoso
Innovus Implementation System (INNOVUS)

18.10/12

19.11/12/13/14/15/16

20.10/13/14

21.11/12/14/15/17

Use to determine optimal placement, wire length, utilisation, using the vendor’s NanoRoute engine. Co-operates with GENUS, should be installed together.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.innovus21.17.000.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

innovus
Indago Embedded Software Debug Analyser (INDAGOMAIN)20.16.11.005Supports debugging of simulation runs and emulation

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.indagomain20.16.11.005.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

indago
Integrand (EMX/INTEGRAND)

62.10

63.10

An EM solver that was acquired by Cadence in 2020.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.integrand63.10.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

emx
Jasper Verification (JASPERGOLD)

20.12.001/002/003

23.06.000

Formal and static timing verification and analysis.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.jaspergold23.06.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

jaspergold
JLS (Joules Library)

20.10

21.17

 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.jls21.17.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

 
Liberate Characterization Suite (LIBERATE)

20.10.674

21.74/21.85

23.10

Mixed-signal characterisation software.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.liberate23.10.084.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

Liberate server:

liberate

Litho CMP Suite (MVS)

20.11/22

21.10/11/12

Design for Manufacturability (DFM) software.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.mvs21.12.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

Yield optimiser:

cyao <file>

Physical analyser:

lpa <file>

Modus DFT/ATPG Option (MODUS)

20.12

21.11

22.11

Physically-aware Design for Testability (DFT) software.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.modus22.11.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

modus

RTL Check_library:

rcl

Pegasus (PEGASUS)

and Pegasus DFM

(PEGASUSDFM)

22.21

23.10

Mask composition, design review and system verification software.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.pegasus23.10.000.csh

cadence.pegasusdfm.23.10.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

Command line input:

pegasus

GUI interface:

pegasusgui

Physical Verification System (PVS)

20.10/11

21.12

Final sign-off; constraint, in-design and backend verification, reliability checking.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.pvs21.12.000.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

Command line:

pvs <options>

GUI interface:

pvsgui

Quantus QRC Suite (QUANTUS)

20.11/12

21.11/20/22

22.11

Parasitic extraction software for nodes as advanced as 3 nm, for both digital and custom designs

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.quantus22.11.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

GUI interface:

quantusui

Tempus and Voltus (SSV)

20.10/20

21.12/14/17

22.12

Tempus timing sign-off and Voltus power integrity sign-off software

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.ssv22.11.000.csh

(Latest release on our STC disk)

tempus

voltus

Spectre Simulation Platform

19.10

20.10

21.10

23.10

SPICE simulator for Virtuoso ADE and AMS Designer

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.spectre23.10.063.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

spectre
Stratus (STRATUS)

20.24.100

21.25.100

22.02.003

23.01.001

High-level synthesis software

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.stratus23.01.001.csh

(Latest release on our STC disk)

Command line:

stratus

vManager (VMANAGERMAIN)

20.03.004

20.09.003

21.03.002

21.09.002

 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.vmanagermain21.09.002.csh

 
XCelium Logic Simulator

19.* (legacy)

20.03/09

21.03/09

22.03/09

23.03

Logic simulator for design simulation and debugging. Was originally INCISIV/Enterprise simulators.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.xceliummain23.03.004.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

xcelium

Cadence Silicon Package Board (SPB) and Fidelity CFD Software

Supported Operating Systems: See the platform support documents.

Note: Not all *.csh shell scripts for each tool are listed. Search the /CMC/scripts/ directory on your STC disk to find the script for your preferred release.

Tool NameVersionREADME/InstalledEnvironment Shell Script (/CMC/scripts/)Launching Command
Allegro PCB Suite (SPB)

17.40.025

22.10.000/005

Information about this software here.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.spb17.40.025.csh

cadence.spb.22.1.csh

cadence.spb.22.10.005.csh

allegro
Allegro X Design Platform (SPB)23.10.002https://www.cadence.com/en_US/home/tools/pcb-design-and-analysis/allegro-x-design-platform.html

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.spb23.10.002.csh

allegro
Fidelity and Fidelity Pointwise

 

23.20

https://www.cadence.com/en_US/home/tools/system-analysis/computational-fluid-dynamics/fidelity.html

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.pointwise23.20.002.csh

fidelity

or

pointwise

Fine/Marine12.10https://www.cadence.com/en_US/home/tools/system-analysis/computational-fluid-dynamics/fidelity/marine.htmlcadence.finemarine12.10.004.cshfine <version>
Sigrity/System Analysis Products (SIGRITY/SYSANLS)

22.10.000

22.10.400

22.10.500

Signal, power integrity and thermal  simulations.

Renamed the Sigrity/System Analysis bundle with the introduction of Celsius and Clarity.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.sig22.10.500.csh

(Latest release on our STC disk)

Clarity:

xtractim

3D EM:

clarity3dlayout

Thermal:

celsius

Sigrity X23.10https://www.cadence.com/en_US/home/tools/system-analysis/signal-and-power-integrity.html

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.sig23.10.000.csh

Celsius:

celsius

celsius2d

celsius3d

Clarity:

clarity3dlayout

clarity3dworkbench

(many others)

COMSOL Multiphysics

Supported Operating Systems: See website for requirements

Tool NameVersionREADME/Installed
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
COMSOL6.0See website for Release Notes

Under /CMC/scripts:

comsol.60.csh

comsolSee website for System Requirements
COMSOL6.1See website for Release Notes

Under /CMC/scripts/

comsol.61.csh

comsolSee website for System Requirements
COMSOL

6.2

6.2 U1

See website for Release Notes

Under /CMC/scripts/:

comsol.62.csh

comsol.62U1.csh

comsolSee website for System Requirements

CoventorMP and MEMS+

See Supported Operating Systems.

Tool NameVersionREADME/Installed
InstalledEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
CoventorLatest releaseSee vendor’s websiteRHEL 7 and CentOS 7, 64-bit$ source /CMC/scripts/coventorMP1.3.csh

$ MEMSp (always first launch the MEMS+ as it will set the variables) and then launch Coventor using following command.

$ coventorware

$ LayoutEditor1.0

RHEL 7 and CenOS 7, 64-bit

Keysight (formerly Agilent)

Supported Operating Systems: See the supported platforms.

Tool NameVersionRead Me/InstalledEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
Advanced Design System (ADS)2021Release notes are here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.ads.2021.csh

 ads
Advanced Design System (ADS)2023Release notes are here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.ads.2023.csh

ads
Advance Design System (ADS)2024Release notes are here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.ads.2024.csh

ads
EM Design (was previously called EMPro)

2022 

2023

2023 Update 2

Release notes are here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.empro.2022.csh

keysight.empro.2023.csh

keysight.empro.2023.U0.2.csh

startempro or

startempro –driver=x11

if no OpenGL installed

GoldenGate2017Release notes are here. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.goldengate_ads.2017.csh

or

keysight.goldengate_virtuoso.2017.csh

Runs from Cadence Virtuoso CAD tool or from Keysight ADS
GoldenGate2020Release notes are here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.goldengate_ads.2020.csh

Runs from Cadence Virtuoso CAD tool or from Keysight ADS
RFIC Design (was previously called GoldenGate)2020 U1Release notes are here. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.goldengate_ads.2020u1.csh

or

keysight.goldengate_virtuoso.2020u1.csh

Runs from Cadence Virtuoso CAD tool or from Keysight ADS
RFIC Design (was GoldenGate)2022 U1Release notes are here. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.goldengate_ads.2022u1.csh

or

keysight.goldengate_virtuoso.2022u1.csh

Runs from Cadence Virtuoso CAD tool or from Keysight ADS

Siemens EDA (Calibre)

Supported Operating Systems:

  • RHEL – RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • SLES – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

See the Calibre Platform Support Overview and Roadmap for more details.

Note: More information about the Calibre Manufacturing CAD tools is available here.

Tool NameVersionREADMEEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
Calibre Design Solutions (aoi)

aoi_cal_2014.2_33.25

to

aoi_cal_2023.2_35.23

Uses the SSE3 instruction set. Will be discontinued in 2024.3

Under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.calibre.2024.1_36.20.aoi.csh

calibre -gui

calibredrv

calibrewb

  • RHEL/CentOS 6
  • RHEL/CentOS 7
  • SLES 11p4
Calibre Design Solutions (aoj)2021.1 and laterUses the AVX2 CPU instruction set. Introduced in 2021.1.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.calibre.2024.1_36.20.aoj.csh

calibre -gui

calibredrv

calibrewb

  • RHEL/CentOS 6.8/9/10
  • RHEL/CentOS 7
Calibre Design Solutions (aok)2021.1 and laterCalibre stream aok supported on RHEL 8. Uses the AVX2 CPU instruction set. Introduced in 2021.1.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.calibre.2024.1_36.20.aok.csh

calibre -gui

calibredrv

calibrewb

RHEL 8
Calibre Design Solutions (docs)

docs_cal_2008.*

to

docs_cal_2024.*

 Calibre manuals for each associated release. Open either as PDF files or HTML webpages.These files are not run using a shell script. 

Siemens EDA (Other tools)

Supported Operating Systems:

  • RHEL – RedHat Enterprise Linux
  • SLES – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Tool NameVersionREADMEEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
AMSV (AMS Verification)2018.02 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.amsv.2018.02.csh

Questa ADMS: vasim

Eldo: eldo

EZwave: ezwave

ICAnalyst: ica

RHEL 6 and 7, 64-bit
AMSV2022.4 (October, 2022)https://eda.sw.siemens.com/en-US/ic/ic-custom/ams/design/

Under /CMC/scripts/:
mentor.amsv.2022_4.csh

vasim

RHEL 7 and 8
Catapult2022.2 (August, 2022)High-level synthesis and verification using e.g. ANSI C++ and SystemC

On the STC disk under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.catapult.2022.2.csh

catapultRHEL 7 and 8
HDL Designer Series2020.2HDL design environment managing ASIC or FPGA designs in VHDL, Verillog and SystemVerilog./CMC/scripts/mentor.hds.2020.2.cshhdl_designerRHEL 7,8
ModelSim2022.4 (October, 2022)Simulates behavioral, RTL, and gate-level code

Under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.modelsim_dlx_2022.4.csh

 vsimRHEL 7 and 8
Precision RTL Synthesis2022.1 (July, 2022)FPGA synthesis using Verilog, VHDL and SystemVerilog langages

Under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.precision_2022.1.csh

GUI:

precision

Command line:

precision -shell

RHEL 6, 7 and 8
QuestaSim2022.1_2Advanced SystemVerilog and VHDL  simulator

Under /CMC/scripts/:

siemens.questasim.2022.1_2.csh

vsimRHEL 7
Tanner Custom IC tools

2022.2 (June, 2022)

2023.2 (August, 2023)

Runs using a Linux “Wine” compatibility layer; part of installation.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.tanner.2022.2.csh

mentor.tanner.2023.2.csh

Layout: ledit

Schematic capture: sedit

SPICE: tspice

RHEL 7

Tessent

SiliconInsight

2018.4p1 (December, 2018)

2022.3 (August, 2022)

An automated interactive environment for test bring-up, debug and silicon characterisation of devices.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

mentor.tessent.2022.3.csh

Command line:

fastscan

To open GUI:

etagui – server offline 

For 2022: RHEL 7 and RHEL 8.2 or later

Synopsys (except TCAD)

Supported Operating Systems:

Tool NameVersionREADME/InstalledEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
3DIC Compiler

2023.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/3dic-design.html

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.3dic.2023.12.csh

Shell environment:

3dic_shell

GUI:

3dic_shell -gui

Certitude Functional qualification tool (code coverage)Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
coreTools https://www.synopsys.com/designware-ip/ip-reuse-tool.htmlContact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
Custom Compiler Apex

2023.03-SP3

2023.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/custom-design-platform/custom-compiler.html

Full-custom digital, analog and mixed-signal design. product tier to support new advanced technologies for 3DIC, photonics, power devices

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.customcompiler.2023.03-3.csh

synopsys.customcompiler.2023.12.csh

Command line:

cc <input_file>

GUI:

custom_compiler

custom_shell

Custom WaveView

2017

2022.06-SP2-2

2023.12

Graphical waveform viewer and analyser.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.wv.2022.06-SP2-2.csh

synopsys.wv.2023.12.csh

wv
Design Compiler Elite2022.12https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/rtl-synthesis-test/dc-ultra.html

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.syn.2022.12.csh

Command line: dc_shell
GUI: design_vision
Custom WaveView

2017

2022.06-SP2-2

2023.12

Graphical waveform viewer and analyser.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.wv.2022.06-SP2-2.csh

synopsys.wv.2023.12.csh

wv
Design da Apex2022.12

New to the Americas University bundle for 2024.

DesignDash Apex license enables metrics capture and visualization, extensive design analytics and visualization, predictive and prescriptive analytics for digital implementation and signoff design activities.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
DesignWare Developer Tool for generation of user-defined DesignWare components.Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
ESP Elite 

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/signoff/esp.html

ESP Elite is a symbolic simulation-based logic equivalence checker capable of handling Verilog (behavioral, RTL, gate, switch), .db, and spice netlists. It also has in-built verification functions for transistor-level checks.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
Euclide Elite and Testbench Lint Batch Add-on 

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/ide/euclide.html

Interactive on-the-fly RTL and Testbench Lint checks in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
Formality ECO Elite

2022.12-SP3

2023.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/signoff/formality-equivalence-checking.html

Equivalence-checking software

Under /CMC/scripts:

synopsys.fm.2022.12-SP3.csh

synopsys.fm.2023.12.csh

Command line:

fm_shell

GUI:

fm_shell -gui

Fusion Compiler Elite

2022.12-SP3

2023.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/physical-implementation/fusion-compiler.html

Provides a complete RTL2GDS solution for 5/4 nm designs and above.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.fusioncompiler.2022.12-SP3.csh

synopsys.fusioncompiler.2023.12.csh

Command line:

fc_shell

GUI:

fc_shell -gui

GenSys Base2022.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/rtl-synthesis-test/gensys.html

RTL-based chip assembly and restructuring

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.gensys.2022.12.csh

GUI:

gensys

Helix 

New in the Americas University bundle for 2024.

Device-level placement for custom IC design.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
IC Compiler II Elite2021.06-SP5 2022.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/physical-implementation/ic-compiler.html

IC Compiler II Elite enables full netlist to GDS flow for >4nm process technology including placement, CTS, Routing, and Optimization engines. Machine Learning and Advanced Fusion technologies are included.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.icc2.2022.12.csh

synopsys.icc2.2023.12.csh

Command line:

icc2_shell

GUI:

icc2_shell -gui

lm_shell (library manager)

IC Validator Apex

2022.12

2023.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/physical-verification.html

Signoff DRC or LVS checking (not simultaneous).

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.icvalidator.2022.12.csh

synopsys.icvalidator.2023.12.csh

icv
Laker: Apex Laker Apex provides advanced layout editing with additional productivity features.Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
Library Compiler

2022.12

2023.12

Tool to prepare and qualify both logic libraries and physical libraries.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.lc.2022.12.csh

synopsys.lc.2023.12.csh

Command line:

lc_shell

GUI:

lc_shell -gui

Milkyway Environment2022.12 2023.12 Physical device library

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.mw.2022.12.csh

synopsys.mw.2023.12.csh

GUI:

Milkyway

NanoTime Base and Memory Add-On

2022.12-SP3

2023.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/signoff/nanotime.html

Enables transistor level STA (Timing, SI, Noise), characterization of custom digital, memories, and AMS macros.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.nt.2022.12-SP3.csh

synopsys.nt.2023.12.csh

Command line: nt_shell
PrimeClosure Apex 

New in the Americas University bundle for 2024.

Includes technologies to provide the best PPA and QoR for signoff ECO.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
PrimeLib2022.03-SP1

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/signoff/primelib.html

Provides fast library characterization with golden signoff accuracy, cloud optimized for 100k jobs, SmartScaling for multi-PVT, advanced modeling for LVF, POCV, Aging, EM, and integrated validation

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.primelib.2022.03-SP1.csh

Command line:

primelib

PrimePower Elite https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/signoff/primepower.html  and   https://www.synopsys.com/verification/simulation/powerreplay.html

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.prime.2019.12-SP2.csh

synopsys.powrep.2023-SP1.csh

Command line:

pwr_shell

powrep

GUI:

primepower

PrimeShield Base 

New to the Americas University bundle for 2024.

Performs fast Monte Carlo statistical simulation on critical timing paths with HSPICE accuracy, enabling analysis and optimisation on large-scale SoCs with billions of cells,

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
PrimeSim Continuum

Several

versions

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/ams-simulation/primesim-hspice.html

Circuit simulation using foundry-certified models

Under /CMC/scripts/: synopsys.hspice.2022.06-SP2-2.csh

synopsys.preimsim.2023.03.csh

Command line: hspice
PrimeTime Suite2022.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/signoff/primetime.html

Static timing analysis

Under /CMC/scripts/: synopsys.prime.2022.12.csh

Command line:

pt_shell

GUI:

primetime

PrimeWave Design Environment Elite

2023.03

2023.12-SP1

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/ams-simulation/primewave.html

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.primewave.2023.03

synopsys.primewave.2023.12SP1.csh

PrimeWave GUI:

primewave

Custom Infrastructure GUI:

custom_shell 

QuickCap Elite, Inductance Add-On https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/signoff/quickcap-nx.htmlContact cad@cmc.ca for more details. 
Saber, Apex2022.03

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/virtual-prototyping/saber.html

Design, model and simulate physical systems.

In the Americas University bundle for 2024, users are asked to migrate to Saber Apex.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.saber.2022.03.csh

… and:

synopsys.saberhdl_simulator.2022.03.csh

saber (Simulator)

sketch (Sketch)

saberbook

scope (CosmosScope)

sst (Statistical; command line)

vmake (command line)

saberhdl (command line)

Silver Simulation and Regression Build virtual Electronic Control Units (ECUs) that closely mimic the behavior of their real counterparts.Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
StarRC Apex, Custom Add-On, Digital Add-On2022.12-SP1

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/signoff/starrc.html

Signoff extraction for digital, custom, and 3DIC designs, 3nm and above.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.starrc.2022.12-SP1.csh

Command line:

starrc_shell

Synplify Apex https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/fpga-based-design/synplify.html

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.fpga.2023.03.csh

synplify_apex
Synopsys Installer(Latest is 5.7)Required to perform most Synopsys Linux-based software installationsFeature 
TestMax

2022.12-SP3

2023.12

https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/test-automation.html

In the Americas University bundle for 2024, TestMAX includes: Access; Advisor; ALE; DFT; Diagnosis; SMS; Vtran; and XLBIDST.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.tx.2022.12-SP1.csh

Command line:
dft_shellGUI:
dft_shell -gui
TestWeaver 

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/virtual-prototyping/virtual-ecu/testweaver.html

TestWeaver enables test automation, Requirement Modeling Language and basic parameter exploration with Silver and Virtualizer (when integration is released).

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
Timing Constraints Manager Apex 

New in the Americas University bundle for 2024.

Used to specify SoC/IP performance requirements and to guide implementation tools to meet these requirements.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
VC Execution Manager, Functional Safety Manager, ML Platform, VIP Protocol Portfolio, VIP SOC Library https://www.synopsys.com/verification/soc-verification-automation/vc-execution-manager.htmlContact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
VC Static and Formal PlatformvS-2021;  2022.06-SP2-1

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/static-and-formal-verification.html

Functional verification using constraints and performance simulation.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.vc_static.2022.06-SP2-2.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

vc_static_shell -mode64
VC Formal Elite 

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/simulation/vc-z01x.html 

Concurrent fault simulator used to deterministically measure fault coverage of a design and its related safety mechanisms. Simulates and injects stuck-at and transient faults in gate-level, switch-level, RTL, and behavioral descriptions of designs. The tool provides a wide range of features including statistical sampling, stimulus support for SystemVerilog testbenches , eVCD files, and flexible fault detection through strobing system tasks.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
VCSvV-2023.12

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/simulation/vcs.html

Functional verification simulation tool; works with Verdi for debug.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
Verdi Apex

2022.06-SP2

2023.03-SP1

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/debug/verdi-hw-sw-debug.html 

Advanced Verdi debug for simulation, static, and formal flows.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.verdi.2022.06-SP2.csh

GUI:

verdi 

Virtual Prototyping 

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/virtual-prototyping.html 

Provides a complete solution to create, distribute and use virtual prototypes, which are fast, fully functional software models of systems that execute unmodified production code and provide higher debugging and analysis efficiency to users.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 
ZeBu Continuum Software 

https://www.synopsys.com/verification/emulation.html 

Complete solution to develop hybrid prototypes, which combine a Virtual Prototype with hardware emulation. It supports both the Synopsys Virtualizer and Platform Architect virtual prototyping products.

Note: In the 2024 Americas University bundle, this software has been dropped.

Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested.Command line: vcs

Notes:

  1. Contact CMC Microsystems staff for a list of the University program software: cad@cmc.ca:

Synopsys (TCAD, QuantumATK, Photonics)

Supported Operating Systems: See the platform support documents. See the complete list of Synopsys software including TCAD/QATK.

Tool Name
Version
READ ME
Environment Shell Script
Launching Command
IC Validator Elite

Under /CMC/tools/synopsys/:

2022.03-1

2022.12

Signoff DRC or LVS checking (not simultaneous). Includes all features of ICV Base (Multi Patterning, Pattern Matching, FILL, and unlimited sessions of VUE). In addition, ICV Elite enables new technologies such as Explorer, and PERC.

Latest version under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.icvalidator.2022.12.csh

Command line:

icv

IC Validator Workbench

Under /CMC/tools/synopsys/:

2020.09

2022.03

2022.12

Latest release: GDS layout editor for the TCAD tools; Windows version also available.

Consult the training tutorials provided with Sentaurus to learn more about this software.

Latest version under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.icv_workbench.2022.12.csh

GUI:

icvwb

PS PIC Design Suite 

2023.03

2023.12-SP1

 

Part of the Photonic IC University package: Optocompiler, Primewave, Custominfrastructure

Latest under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.primewave.2023.03.csh

PrimeWave GUI:

primewave

PS RSoft Photonic Device Tools

2023.03

2023.12-SP1

Part of the Photonic IC University package 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.photonicsolutions.2023.03.csh

Run OptoDesigner:

optodesigner 

Run RSoft Photonics tools:

bcad

QuantumATK

Under /CMC/tools/synopsys/:

2021.06

2022.03

2023.09

Information about this software here.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.quantumatk.2021.06.csh

synopsys.quantumatk.2022.03.csh

synopsys.quantumatk.2023.09.csh

quantumatk
Raphael 

Under /CMC/tools/synopsys/:

2021.06

2022.03

For extracting 2D and 3D resistance, capacitance and inductance, to optimise on-chip parasitics for multi-level interconnect structures in small cells. Only release in 2021. As of release 2020.09a, Raphael no longer runs with a GUI interface.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.raphael.2021.06.csh

synopsys.raphael.2022.03.csh

raphael
Raphael and Raphael FX

Under /CMC/tools/synopsys/:

2022.12

2023.12

New form for this extraction tool. Both run from the command line. Information about this software here.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.raphael.2022.12.csh

synopsys.raphael.2023.12.csh

and 

synopsys.raphael_fx.2022.12.csh

synopsys.raphael_fx.2023.12.csh

raphael 

or

raphael_fx

Sentaurus  

Under /CMC/tools/synopsys/:

2022.03

2022.03-SP2

2022.12

2023.09

2023.12

Information about this software here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.sentaurus.2022.03.csh

synopsys.sentaurus.2022.03-SP2.csh

synopsys.sentaurus.2022.12.csh

synopsys.sentaurus.2023.09.csh

synopsys.sentaurus.2023.12.csh

swb (Workbench)

sprocess (Process)

sdevice

(Device)

sde (Structure Editor)

svisual (graphing window)

inspect (graphing window)

 

S-Litho Base

S-Metro

Information about this software here

 Contact cad@cmc.ca for more information if interested. 

Taurus Medici

(removed in 2024)In the 2024 Americas University Tools bundle, Taurus Medici has been removed and replaced by Sentaurus Device. To ask about this change, please contact cad@cmc.ca.  
Taurus TSUPREM4

(removed in 2024)

In the 2024 Americas University Tools bundle, Taurus TSUPREM4 has been removed and replaced by Sentaurus Process. To ask about this change, please contact cad@cmc.ca.

  

AMD Xilinx

Supported Operating Systems: See the list of supported operating systems for Vivado.

Tool NameVersionREADME/Installed
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
ISE_DS14.7Released in 2014.Under /CMC/scripts/: xilinx.14.7.cshise
Vitis

2023.1

2023.2.1

See web page here.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

xilinx.vitis.2023.1.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

vitis
Vivado

2023.1

2023.2

Latest release on the STC disk. Support videos and references here.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

xilinx.vivado.2023.1.csh

or

xilinx.vivado.2023.2.1.csh

vivado
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