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How to Launch CAD Tools Supported by CMC

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Launching a CAD Tool

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.
  2. Enter the Launching Command to launch the tool. The command to launch each tool can be found on the corresponding Tool Information table.
    The following is an example of launching Siemens’ Tanner layout editor:
    $ source /CMC/scripts/mentor.tanner.2020.1u5.csh
    $ ledit

CAD Tool Information

Intel FPGA tools (formerly Altera)

Supported Operating Systems

RHEL – Red Hat Enterprise LINUX

Tool Information
Tool NameVersionREADME
InstalledEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
Quartus22.1Includes NIOS II programs; may require certain 32-bit librariesRHEL 6.9, 64-bit

Under /CMC/scripts:

intel.fpga.22.1.csh

quartus

nios2-terminal

nios2-gdb_server

nios2-flash-programmer

RHEL 6

Ansys Campus Solutions: EM Suite (HFSS, Q3D, Maxwell, SIwave, EMIT, Savant)

Supported Operating Systems

See platform support document online.

Tool Information
Tool NameVersionREAD ME/Installed
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
Electronics Desktop (EDT,  or EM Suite)2021 R1

Suite includes Q3D Extractor for making SPICE models; HFSS 3D Finite Element (FEM) modeller; Maxwell Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software; and SIwave ground and signal plane integrity analysis software.

Icepak operates either as a stand-alone module or from inside Electronics Desktop.

SIwave may be run as a stand-alone module.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.21.1.csh

Desktop:

ansysedt

SIwave:

siwave

Icepak:

icepak

See platform support document online.
Electronics Desktop (EDT, or EM Suite)2021 R2

Suite includes Q3D Extractor for making SPICE models; HFSS 3D Finite Element (FEM) modeller; Maxwell Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software; and SIwave ground and signal plane integrity analysis software.

Icepak operates either as a stand-alone module or from inside Electronics Desktop.

SIwave may be run as a stand-alone module.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.21.2.csh

Desktop:

ansysedt

SIwave:

siwave

Icepak:

icepak

See platform support document online.
EM Suite2022 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

See platform support document online.
EM Suite2022 R2Released in July, 2022.

 Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.22.2.csh

Desktop:

ansysedt

SIwave:

siwave

See platform support document online.

Ansys Campus Solutions: Structures/Fluids (Fluent, CFD/CFX, Icepak, Mechanical, Workbench)

Supported Operating Systems

See platform support document online.

Tool Information
Tool NameVersionREAD ME/Installed
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
Structures/Fluids2021 R1

Workbench is the set-up window of the Ansys Multiphysics CAD suite. It links Design Modeler; Fluent; Transient/Steady-state thermal analysers; rigid dynamics modelling, and the Ansys Electromagnetics CAD suite in one environment.

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.

Note: Fluent, Mechanical APDL and the CFX GUI may also be run as stand-alone modules. See individual commands in the Launch column. AIM, CFD-Post and SpaceClaim are not available for LINUX.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.21.1.csh

Workbench: runwb2

Fluent: fluent

CFX: cfx5

MAPDL:

mapdl (interactive command line)

launcher211

(APDL launcher and GUI)

ansys211 (interactive command line, distributed analysis)

Structures/Fluids2021 R2

Workbench is the set-up window of the Ansys Multiphysics CAD suite. It links Design Modeler; Fluent; Transient/Steady-state thermal analysers; rigid dynamics modelling, and the Ansys Electromagnetics CAD suite in one environment.

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.

Note: Fluent, Mechanical APDL and the CFX GUI may also be run as stand-alone modules. See individual commands in the Launch column. AIM, CFD-Post and SpaceClaim are not available for LINUX.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

ansys.21.2.csh

Workbench: runwb2

Fluent: fluent

CFX: cfx5

MAPDL:

mapdl (interactive command line)

launcher212

(APDL launcher and GUI)

ansys212 (interactive command line, distributed analysis)

Structures/Fluids2022 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.

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/Fluids2022 R2

Released 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)

Ansys Semiconductor Products (RedHawk, PowerArtist, Helic)

Supported Operating Systems

See platform support document online. Tools run in LINUX only.

Tool Information
Tool NameVersionREADME/Installed
Environment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
PowerArtist2021 R2PowerArtist enables physical-aware RTL power budgeting, interactive debugging, analysis-driven reduction, efficiency regressions and profiling of live applications, while also enabling a seamless RTL-to-physical methodology for power grid integrity.Uses the same port and server address as other Ansys software. Contact CMC staff for help.See Ansys documents for commands.
RedHawk2021 R2RedHawk enables creation of high-performance SoCs that are still power efficient and reliable against thermal, electromigration (EM) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) issues for markets such as mobile, communications, high-performance computing, automotive and Internet of Things (IoT).Uses the same port and licence server address as other Ansys software. Contact CMC staff for help.See Ansys documents for commands.
Helic2022Includes VeloceRF, Exalto, RaptorH 

Uses the same port and licence server address as other Ansys software. Contact CMC staff for help.

See Ansys documents for commands.

Cadence

Supported Operating Systems

See platform support documents here. Most Cadence tools run in Linux only. 

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

04.15.110-IC5141

04.15.001-IC616

04.15.001-IC617

etc.

Integrated with Virtuoso AMS/custom design 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.assura04.15.***.csh

assura
ASSURA Physical Verification (ASSURA)

04.16.001

(Last vendor release was December, 2018)

Integrated with Virtuoso AMS/custom design

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.assura04.16.111-618.csh

assura
Conformal Formal Verification (CONFRML)

17.20.300

18.10.100

19.10.300

19.20.200

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

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.conformal17.***.csh

cadence.conformal18.***.csh

cadence.confrmal19.10.300.csh

cadence.confrml19.***.csh

ccd
Conformal Formal Verification (CONFRML)

20.10.100/200

21.10.100

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

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.confrml21.10.100.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

Constraint Designer: ccd
Encounter (included EDI, EPS, ET, ETS)

In 2019, Encounter tools were renamed as follows.

Digital (EDI) became INNOVUS.

EPS became Voltus (SSV).

ETS became Tempus (SSV).

ET became MODUS.

Genus Synthesis Solution (GENUS)

18.10/13/16

19.12 to 19.16

20.10/11

21.10/12

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.21.12.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

genus
Virtuoso Advanced Node Framework (ICADV12)

12.30.720/823

Superseded by later releases.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.icadv12.***.csh

 
Virtuoso Advanced Node Framework (ICADVM18, ICADVM20)

18.10.090 to 18.10.130

20.10.170/210

Contains individual point tools to handle complex interdependency of manufacturing and variability, power and performance specifications.  

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.icadvm20.10.210.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

 
Enterprise Simulators (INCISIV)

15.20

Latest release Dec., 2020, for RHEL 6. Newer simulator is XCelium.  

  
Innovus Implementation System (INNOVUS)

18.10/12

19.11/12/13

20.10/13/14

21.11/12

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.innovus21.12.000.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

innovus
Indago Embedded Software Debug A (INDAGOMAIN)

20.03/16

Supports debugging of simulation runs and emulation

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.indagomain20.16.11.005.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

 
Integrand (EMX/INTEGRAND)

10.0

60.0

An EM solver that was acquired by Cadence in 2020. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.integrand60.00.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

emx
Jasper Verification (JASPERGOLD)

19.03 to 19.12

20.12.001/002/003

Formal and static timing verification and analysis.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.jaspergold20.12.002.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

 
Liberate Characterization Suite (LIBERATE)

17.13.076

18.10

19.21.000/591

20.10.674

Mixed-signal characterisation software. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.liberate20.10.674.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

 
Litho CMP Suite (MVS)

17.11/23

19.12/22

20.11/22

21.10

Design for Manufacturability (DFM) software.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.mvs21.10.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

 
Modus DFT/ATPG Option (MODUS)

16.20

17.10/20

19.12

20.12

Physically-aware Design for Testability (DFT) software. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.modus20.12.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

 
PCell Generator (PAS)

PAS31 (released 2014)

No longer supported; last release for RHEL 3/4/5 OS.

  
Pegasus (PEGASUS)

18.30/40

19.10

20.11/20/30

21.21/31

Mask composition, design review and system verification software. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.pegasus21.31.000.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

 
Physical Verification System (PVS)

16.12/13/15

19.12/14

20.10/11

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

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.pvs20.11.000.csh

(Latest release on STC disk)

 
Quantus QRC Suite (QUANTUS)

20.11/12

21.11

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

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.quantus21.11.000.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

 
Sigrity/System Analysis Products (SIGRITY/SYSANLS)

19.*

22.10

Signal, power integrity and thermal  simulations. 

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

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.sig22.10.000.csh

xtractim

3D EM:

clarity3dlayout

Thermal:

celsius

Tempus and Voltus

17.* to 20.*

21.12

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

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.ssv21.12.000.csh

tempus

voltus

Spectre Simulation Platform

16.* to 20.*

SPICE simulator for Virtuoso ADE and AMS Designer

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.spectre20.10.155.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

spectre

XCelium Logic Simulator

19.*

20.*

21.03/09

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

Under /CMC/scripts/:

cadence.xceliummain21.09.003.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

xcelium

COMSOL Multiphysics

Supported Operating Systems

RHEL – RedHat Enterprise LINUX

Tool Information
Tool NameVersionREADME/Installed
InstalledEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
COMSOL5.6See website for Release NotesRHEL 7, 64-bit

Under /CMC/scripts:

comsol.56.csh

comsolSee website for System Requirements
COMSOL

5.6.1

5.6.2

See website for Release NotesRHEL 7, 64-bit

Under /CMC/scripts:

comsol.56.1.csh

comsol.56.2.csh

comsolSee website for System Requirements
COMSOL6.0See website for Release NotesRHEL 7, 64-bit

Under /CMC/scripts:

comsol.60.csh

comsolSee website for System Requirements

CoventorMP and MEMS+

Supported operating systems
Tool Information
Tool NameVersionREADME/Installed
InstalledEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On
CoventorLatest releaseSee vendor’s websiteRHEL 7 and CenOS 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 (Agilent)

Supported Operating Systems
Tool Information
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
EM Design (was previously called EMPro)2022 Release notes are here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

keysight.empro.2022.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

Supported Operating Systems
  • RHEL – RedHat Enterprise LINUX
  • SLES – SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server
Tool Information
Tool NameVersionREADMEEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching CommandStarts On

AMS

(Questa ADMS)

13.2Supported; compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis versions 10.4 and 10.4_1

/CMC/scripts/mentor.ams.13.2.csh

Use the systest all command to test installation and licence access of CAD tool, or to try specific tools (e.g. systest adit).

Questa ADMS: vasim

Eldo: eldo

EZwave: ezwave

ICAnalyst: ica

RHEL 5 and 6; SLES 10 and 11; 32- and 64-bit

AMS

(Questa ADMS)

14.1Supported; compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis version 10.4_1.

/CMC/scripts/mentor.ams.14.1.csh

Use the systest all command to test installation and licence access of CAD tool, or to try specific tools (e.g. systest adit).

Questa ADMS: vasim

Eldo: eldo

EZwave: ezwave

ICAnalyst: ica

RHEL 5 and 6; SLES 11; 32- and 64-bit

AMS

(Questa ADMS)

15.1

15.1_1

15.2

Supported; compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis version 10.5.

See also this chart.

Under /CMC/scripts/

RHEL 6:

mentor.ams.aoi.2015.01_2.csh

mentor.ams.aoi.02.p2.csh

RHEL 5:

mentor.ams.ixl.2015.01_2.csh

Use the systest all command to test installation and licence access of CAD tool, or to try specific tools (e.g. systest adit).

Questa ADMS: vasim

Eldo: eldo

EZwave: ezwave

ICAnalyst: ica

RHEL 5 and 6; SLES 11; 32- and 64-bit

AMS

(Questa ADMS)

15.4

Supported; compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis 10.5_3.

See also this chart.

RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.ams.aoi.2015.04.csh

Use the systest all command to test installation and licence access of CAD tool, or to try specific tools (e.g. systest adit).

Questa ADMS: vasim

Eldo: eldo

EZwave: ezwave

ICAnalyst: ica

RHEL 5 and 6, SLES 11; 32- and 64-bit

AMS

(Questa ADMS)

16.1

Note: Supported; compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis 10.5_4.

See also this chart.

Under RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.ams.aol.16.1.csh

Use the systest all command to test installation and licence access of CAD tool, or to try specific tools (e.g. systest adit).

Questa ADMS: vasim

Eldo: eldo

EZwave: ezwave

ICAnalyst: ica

RHEL 5, 6 and 7, SLES 11; 64-bit
AMS (Questa ADMS)16.4SPICE/HDL co-simulation environment and waveform viewer.
Note: Supported; compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis 10.5_7.See also this chart.

Under RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.ams.aoi.16.04.csh

Questa ADMS: vasim

Eldo: eldo

EZwave: ezwave

ICAnalyst: ica

RHEL 5/6/7 and SLES 11; 64-bit
Calibre2009.4_31.27PSA/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2009.04.cshcalibre -guiRHEL 4/5 and SLES 10/11; 32- and 64-bit
Calibre2010.4_26.16PSA/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2010.04.cshcalibre -guiRHEL 4/5 and SLES 10/11; 32- and 64-bit
Calibre2011.3_18.12PSA/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2011.3.cshcalibre -guiRHEL 4/5/6 and SLES 10/11; 32- and 64-bit
Calibre2011.4_35.27PSA/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2011.4.cshcalibre -guiRHEL 4/5/6 and SLES 10/11; 32- and 64-bit
Calibre2013.1_34.21

PSA

Note: Support for 64-bit OS versions only

/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2013.1.cshcalibre -guiRHEL 5/6 and SLES 11; 64-bit
Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2013.2_18.13Note: Supported; compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis 10.3. This is the last Siemens’ release that jointly runs on both RHEL 5 and RHEL 6.

Under /CMC/scripts/

RHEL 5 and 6:

mentor.calibre.2013.2_18.13.csh

This one script file will allow subscribers to run all the Calibre tools in the Higher Education bundle. Some commands are listed to the right.

Design:
calibre -gui(Interactive)calibredrv(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb

(WORKbench)

calibrelv

(LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP viewer)

RHEL 5/6 and SLES 11, 64-bit
Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2014.2_33.25Note: Supported; compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis version 10.4_1.Calibre Design tools include calibre -gui and Calibre DRV. The manufacturing tools include WORKbench, LITHOview and the MDP viewer.

Under /CMC/scripts/

RHEL 6:

mentor.aoi_cal.2014.2_33.25.csh

This one script file will allow subscribers to run all the Calibre tools in the Higher Education bundle. Some commands are listed to the right.

Design:

calibre -gui

(Interactive)

calibredrv

(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb

(WORKbench)

calibrelv

(LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP viewer)

RHEL 6 and SLES 11/SP2
Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2015.1_26

Note: Supported. Compatible with Siemens’ Pyxis 10.5.

See also this compatibility chart.

More information about the Calibre Manufacturing tools is available here.

Under /CMC/scripts/

RHEL 6:

mentor.aoi_cal.2015.1_26.16.csh

This one script file will set local LINUX environment paths so that subscribers can run all the Calibre tools in the Higher Education bundle. Some tool start commands are listed to the right.

Design:
calibre -gui(Interactive)calibredrv(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb (WORKbench)

calibrelv (LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP viewer)

RHEL 5 and 6, SLES 11; 64-bit only
Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2015.2_19

Supported; compatible with other Siemens ‘IC Nanometer’  tools in 2015 releases.

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

Under /CMC/scripts/

RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2015.2_19.13

This one script file will set local LINUX environment paths so that subscribers can run all the Calibre tools in the Higher Education bundle. Some tool start commands are listed to the right.

Design:

calibre -gui

(Interactive)

calibredrv

(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb (WORKbench)

calibrelv (LITHOview)

calibrempdv

(MDP Viewer)

RHEL 5 and 6, SLES 11; 64-bit only
Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2015.3_17

Supported; compatible with other Siemens ‘IC Nanometer’  tools in 2015 releases.

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

Under /CMC/scripts/

RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2015.3_17.12.csh

This one script file will set local LINUX environment paths so that subscribers can run all the Calibre tools in the Higher Education bundle. Some tool start commands are listed to the right.

Design:
calibre -gui(Interactive)calibredrv(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb (WORKbench)

calibrelv (LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP Viewer)

RHEL 5 and 6, SLES 11; 64-bit only
Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2015.4_33

Supported; compatible with other Siemens’ ‘IC Nanometer’ tools in 2015 releases, and Tanner EDA tools release 2015.4.

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

RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2015.4_33.23.csh

This one script file will set local LINUX environment paths so that subscribers can run all the Calibre tools in the Higher Education bundle. Some tool start commands are listed to the right.

Design:
calibre -gui(Interactive)calibredrv(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb (WORKbench)

calibrelv (LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP Viewer)

RHEL 5, 6 and 7, SLES 11
Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2016.1_14More information about the Calibre Manufacturing CAD tools is available here.

RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2016.1_14.11.csh

This one script file will set local LINUX environment paths so that subscribers can run all the Calibre tools in the Higher Education bundle. Some tool start commands are listed to the right.

Design:
calibre -gui(Interactive)calibredrv(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb (WORKbench)

calibrelv (LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP Viewer)

mgcdocs (Manuals)

Version aoi:

RHEL 6 and 7, SLES 11 SP 2/3; 64-bit

Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2016.4_27

A suite of modules for schematic, layout and manufacturing checks.

Calibre Design Rule Checking (DRC): Layout design rule checking; comparison between circuit schematic and layout; extraction of parasitic resistance, capacitance and inductance for simulation.

Calibre Manufacturing: Mask Resolution Enhancement Technology (RET) tools include LITHOview and WORKbench, which work best with optical and process layout models; and Mask Data Preparation (MDP) tools, used to generate, correct, verify and analyse photomask layouts, a group that includes the MDP viewer.

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

RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2016.4_27.18.csh

Design:
calibre -gui(Interactive)calibredrv(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb (WORKbench)

calibrelv (LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP Viewer)

mgcdocs (Manuals)

Version aoi:

RHEL 6/7, SLES 11; 64-bit

Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2017.1_17

A suite of modules for schematic, layout and manufacturing checks.

Calibre Design Rule Checking (DRC): Layout design rule checking; comparison between circuit schematic and layout; extraction of parasitic resistance, capacitance and inductance for simulation.

Calibre Manufacturing: Mask Resolution Enhancement Technology (RET) tools include LITHOview and WORKbench, which work best with optical and process layout models; and Mask Data Preparation (MDP) tools, used to generate, correct, verify and analyse photomask layouts, a group that includes the MDP viewer.

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

RHEL 6:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2017.1_17.12.csh

Design:
calibre -gui(Interactive)calibredrv(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb (WORKbench)

calibrelv (LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP Viewer)

mgcdocs (Manuals)

Version aoi:

RHEL 6 and 7, SLES 11; 64-bit

Calibre Design and Manufacturing tools2017.2_37

A suite of modules for schematic, layout and manufacturing checks.

Calibre Design Rule Checking (DRC): Layout design rule checking; comparison between circuit schematic and layout; extraction of parasitic resistance, capacitance and inductance for simulation.

Calibre Manufacturing: Mask Resolution Enhancement Technology (RET) tools include LITHOview and WORKbench, which work best with optical and process layout models; and Mask Data Preparation (MDP) tools, used to generate, correct, verify and analyse photomask layouts, a group that includes the MDP viewer.

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

RHEL 6 and 7:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.calibre.2017.2_37.29.csh

Design:
calibre -gui(Interactive)calibredrv(Layout)

Manufacturing:

calibrewb (WORKbench)

calibrelv (LITHOview)

calibremdpv

(MDP Viewer)

mgcdocs (Manuals)

Version aoi:

RHEL 6 and 7, SLES 11, SP2/3/4

HDL Designer Series2017.1HDL design environment managing ASIC or FPGA designs in VHDL, Verillog and SystemVerilog./CMC/scripts/mentor.hds.2017.1.cshhdl_designerRHEL 6, 7
Modelsim10.3HDL simulation environment./CMC/scripts/mentor.modelsim.10.3.cshvsimRHEL 5, 32-bit; RHEL 6, 32- and 64-bit; SLES 11/12, 32-bit
Questa Sim2022.1_2 /CMC/scripts/siemens.questasim.2022.1_2.cshvsimRHEL 7
Pyxis

10.5

10.5_3

Note: Supported. See also this chart.

Release 10.5:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.pyxis.10.5.csh

Release 10.5_3:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.pyxis.10.5_3.csh

dmgr_ic (Project Manager; no licence required)

da_ic (Schematic editor)

ic (Layout editor)

RHEL 5 or 6, SUSE Enterprise 11; 64-bit
Pyxis10.5_4Note: Supported. See also this chart.

Release 10.5_4:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.pyxis.10.5_4.csh

dmgr_ic (Project Manager; no licence required)

da_ic (Schematic editor)

ic (Layout editor)

RHEL 5 or 6, SUSE Enterprise 11; 64-bit
Pyxis10.5_7

Schematic capture and layout CAD suite, integrated with concurrent Calibre and Questa ADMS releases.

Note: Supported. See also this chart.

Release 10.5_7:

/CMC/scripts/mentor.pyxis.10.5_7.csh

dmgr_ic (Project Manager; no licence required)

da_ic (Schematic editor)

ic (Layout editor)

RHEL 5 or 6, SUSE Enterprise 11; 64-bit
Tanner EDA tools2015.4Supported; interoperable with CalibreONE releases, features caltannerpvs and caltannerxrc/CMC/scripts/mentor.tanner.*

Layout Editor:

ledit

RHEL 5 or 6, 32- and 64-bit
Tanner EDA tools2016.01Supported; interoperable with later CalibreONE releases, features caltannerpvs and caltannerxrc/CMC/scripts/mentor.tanner.2016.01.csh

Layout Editor:

ledit

RHEL 5 or 6, 32- and 64-bit
Tanner EDA tools2016.01u2Note: Supported; interoperable with later CalibreONE releases, features caltannerpvs and caltannerxrc/CMC/scripts/mentor.tanner.2016.01u2.csh

Layout Editor:

ledit

RHEL 5 or 6, 32- and 64-bit
Tanner EDA tools2016.2u7Note: Supported; interoperable with later CalibreONE releases, features caltannerpvs and caltannerxrc/CMC/scripts/mentor.tanner.2016.2u7.csh

Layout Editor:

ledit

RHEL 5 or 6, 32- and 64-bit
Tanner EDA tools2018.3u1Note: Supported; interoperable with later CalibreONE releases, features caltannerpvs and caltannerxrc/CMC/scripts/mentor.tanner.2018.3u1.csh

Layout Editor:

ledit

RHEL 5 or 6, 32- and 64-bit
Tessent2016.4

Combines features of deterministic scan testing, embedded pattern compression, built-in self test, specialized embedded memory test and repair, and boundary scan, as well as board and system-level test technologies.

Note: This is the last release that will run on RHEL 5.

/CMC/scripts/mentor.tessent.2016.04.cshetaguiRHEL 5/6/7 and SLES 11/12; 64-bit
Tessent2018.04 p1Combines features of deterministic scan testing, embedded pattern compression, built-in self test, specialized embedded memory test and repair, and boundary scan, as well as board and system-level test technologies./CMC/scripts/mentor.tessent.2018.4p1.csh

etagui

fastscan

RHEL 6/7, CentOS 6/7, SLES 11 SP2/12; 64-bit

Note: Pyxis_SPT is the Siemens’ Pyxis training kit.

Synopsys (except TCAD)

Supported Operating Systems
Tool Information
Tool NameVersionREADME/InstalledEnvironment Shell ScriptLaunching Command
Certify2017.03
(Latest release is 2021.09)
Multi-FPGA ASIC prototyping software

Under /CMC/scripts:

synopsys.certify.2017.30.csh

certify
Certitude(Latest release is 2022.06) 

 

 
coreTools(latest release is 2022.06) 

 

 
Custom Compiler

2020

(Latest release is 2022.06)

 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.customcompiler.2020.12-SP1-5.csh

cc <input_file>

Custom WaveView

2017

(Latest release is 2022.03)

 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.waveview.2017.12-SP1.csh

wv
DC Explorer, Design Compiler, Design Vision, DesignWare Developer (Synthesis)

(Latest release is 2022.03)

 

 

 
Embedit, ESP, Euclide, FineSim

(Latest release is 2022.03)

 

 

 
Formality

2019

(Latest release is 2022.03)

Equivalence-checking software  

Under /CMC/scripts:

synopsys.fm2019.12.csh 

(Latest release on the STC disk)

fm_shell
Fusion Compiler

(Latest release is 2022.03)

 

 

 
PA – Virtualizer

2016 (Last release is 2017.12-12)

Embedded software development environment

 

vpexplorer
Synplify Premier (FPGA)

2017

2019

Logic synthesis for FPGA design. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.fpga.2019.03.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

synplify_premier
PrimeSim HSPICE

vQ-2020

vR-2020.12-SP2-2

Circuit simulation using foundry-certified models

Under /CMC/scripts/: synopsys.hspice.2020.12-SP2-2.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

hspice
IC Compiler IIvS-2021Place and route  software for flat and hierarchical designs. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.icc2.2021.06-Sp5.csh

(Latest version on the STC disk)

icc_shell

iccprocheck

dcprocheck

IC ValidatorvR-2020Physical design verification software

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.icvalidator.2020.09-SP3-8.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

icv
Identify (Synplify FPGA Design)vQ-2020RTL debugging software. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.identify.2019.03.csh

(Latest version on the STC disk)

identify
Library CompilervS-2021 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.lc.2019.03.csh

lc_shell
Nanotime

vP-2019

(Latest version is 2022.03)

Transistor-level static timing analysis and sign-off

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.nt.2019.03-SP2-1.csh

nt_shell
Photonic Solutions (PS) PIC Design Suite and RSoft Photonic Design Tools

2021.09-2 (Latest release is 2022.06)

Combination of RSoft, OptSim, LaserMod, OptoDesigner and other utilities

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.photonicsolutions.2021.09-2.csh

 

RSoft:

bcad

OptSim:

optsim

OptoDesigner:

optodesigner

 

 

PrimeTime Suite 

vP-2019

(Latest release is 2022.03)

Static timing analysisUnder /CMC/scripts/synopsys.pts.2010.06-SP2.cshpt_shell
RSoft Photonic Device Tools

2019 to 

2020

Photonic device simulators and optimisers; more information here.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.rsoft_2020.03.csh

 

bcad

 

SabervQ-2020Design, model and simulate physical systems

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.saber.2020.03-2.csh

(Latest on the STC disk)

saber (Simulator)

sketch (Sketch)

saberbook

scope (CosmosScope)

sst (Statistical)

vmake

StarRCUp to vR-2020 Parasitic extraction tools

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.starrc.2020.09-SP5-1.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

StarXtract
Synplify FPGA DesignvS-2021FPGA synthesis supporting Verilog and VHDL

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.syn.2021.06-SP5.csh

(latest release on the STC disk)

dc_shell
Synopsys Installer5.0/1/2Required for most of the Synopsys Linux-based softwareFeature 
TestMax Access; Advisor, ATPG, DFT, Diagnosis, FuSa, Manager, SMS, VTRAN, XLBIST(Latest release is 2022.03)   
VC Execution Manager, Functional Safety Manager, ML Platform, VIP Protocol Portfolio, VIP SOC Library(Latest release is 2022.03)   
VC Static UI ShellvS-2021Functional verification using constraints and performance simulation. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.vcs.2021.09-Sp1-1.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

vc_static_shell -mode64
Verdi

vS-2021

(Latest is 2022.06)

Debug software for System-on-Chip designs

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.verdi.2021.09-SP1-1.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

verdi 

Notes:

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

Synopsys (TCAD, QuantumATK)

Supported Operating Systems

See the platform support documents online. See the complete list of Synopsys software including TCAD/QATK here.

Tool Information
Tool Name
Version
READ ME/Installed
Environment Shell Script
Launching Command
IC Validator Workbench2020.09-SP1

Name change for 2020: IC WorkBench is now IC Validator Workbench

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

This CAD tool can be used to take a layout, layer by layer, and develop TCAD simulations from it. Consult the training tutorials provided with Sentaurus to learn more about this feature.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.icv_workbench.2020.09-SP1.csh

icvwb
IC Validator Workbench2022.03

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

This CAD tool can be used to take a layout, layer by layer, and develop TCAD simulations from it. Consult the training tutorials provided with Sentaurus to learn more about this feature.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.icv_workbench.2022.03.csh

icvwb
  

 

 

 
QuantumATK2021.06Synopsys purchased the software for QuantumWise and the Atomistix tool kit. The company supplies an academic version as part of its North America University Tools bundle.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.quantumatk.2021.06.csh

quantumatk
QuantumATK2022.03

Latest release; Information about this software here.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.quantumatk.2022.03.csh

quantumatk
Raphael2019.03

For extracting 2D and 3D resistance, capacitance and inductance, to optimise on-chip parasitics for multi-level interconnect structures in small cells.

Four tools in the Raphael GUI: Parasitics Database; RC/RI Field Solvers; Interconnect Library; and Taurus Layout and Net Extraction. Raphael interfaces with the Sentaurus Structure Editor to create and study arbitrary and complex 3D shapes.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.raphael.2019.03.csh

raphael
Raphael2019.12

For extracting 2D and 3D resistance, capacitance and inductance, to optimise on-chip parasitics for multi-level interconnect structures in small cells.

Four tools in the Raphael GUI: Parasitics Database; RC/RI Field Solvers; Interconnect Library; and Taurus Layout and Net Extraction. Raphael interfaces with the Sentaurus Structure Editor to create and study arbitrary and complex 3D shapes.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.raphael.2019.12.csh

raphael
Raphael2020.09a

For extracting 2D and 3D resistance, capacitance and inductance, to optimise on-chip parasitics for multi-level interconnect structures in small cells.

As of release 2020.09a, Raphael no longer runs with a GUI interface.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.raphael.2020.09a.csh

raphael
Raphael 2021.06

Only release in 2021. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.raphael.2021.06.csh

raphael
Raphael and Raphael FX2022.03

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

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.raphael.2022.03.csh

and 

synopsys.raphael_fx.2022.03.csh

raphael 

or

raphael_fx

Sentaurus

2020.09a

or

2020.09-SP1

Process: A 1D, 2D and 3D process simulator;

Device: A 1D, 2D and 3D device simulator;

Interconnect: Performs 3D backend process simulations using design database and process recipes;

Structure Editor: A 2D/3D device structure editor.

Workbench: A complete graphical environment for creating, running and analysing technology CAD (TCAD) simulations.

Self-paced training:

Synopsys TCAD Sentaurus Training Modules on the CMC STC Disk

 

Note: Process and Device will run from the command line.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.sentaurus.2020.09.csh

… or:

synopsys.sentaurus.2020.09-SP1.csh

swb (Workbench)

sprocess (Process)

sdevice

(Device)

sde (Structure Editor)

svisual (graphing window)

inspect (graphing window)

Sentaurus

2021.06

This was the only release for 2021. 

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.sentaurus.2021.06.csh

swb (Workbench)

sprocess (Process)

sdevice

(Device)

sde (Structure Editor)

svisual (graphing window)

inspect (graphing window)

 

Sentaurus 

2022.03

Includes many new modules: Garand, Mystic, TCAD to SPICE. Information about this software here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.sentaurus.2022.03.csh

swb (Workbench)

sprocess (Process)

sdevice

(Device)

sde (Structure Editor)

svisual (graphing window)

inspect (graphing window)

 

Taurus Medici2019.12A 2D device simulator modelling electrical, thermal and optical characteristics of semiconductor devices. Using this CAD tool, determine static and transient currents and voltages; understand internal device operations through potential, electric field carriers, current density, recombination and generation rate distributions; and study breakdown and failure mechanisms such as leakage paths and hot-carrier effects.
Note: Runs from the command line

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.taurus_medici.2019.12.csh

medici
Taurus Medici2020.09

A 2D device simulator modelling electrical, thermal and optical characteristics of semiconductor devices. Using this CAD tool, determine static and transient currents and voltages; understand internal device operations through potential, electric field carriers, current density, recombination and generation rate distributions; and study breakdown and failure mechanisms such as leakage paths and hot-carrier effects.

Note: Runs from the command line

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.taurus_medici.2020.09.csh

medici
Taurus Medici2022.03

First release since 2020. Information about this software here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.taurus_medici.2022.03.sh

medici
Taurus TSUPREM-42019.03A 1D and 2D process simulator for developing semiconductor process technologies and optimising their performance. Predict device structure characteristics, study impurity diffusion, and analyse stresses introduced by deposition, etching and thermal mismatch, among other steps.
Note: Runs from the command line

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.taurus_tsuprem4.2019.03.csh

tsuprem4
Taurus TSUPREM-42019.12A 1D and 2D process simulator for developing semiconductor process technologies and optimising their performance. Predict device structure characteristics, study impurity diffusion, and analyse stresses introduced by deposition, etching and thermal mismatch, among other steps.
Note: Runs from the command line

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.taurus_tsuprem4.2019.12.csh

tsuprem4
Taurus TSUPREM-42020.09

A 1D and 2D process simulator for developing semiconductor process technologies and optimising their performance. Predict device structure characteristics, study impurity diffusion, and analyse stresses introduced by deposition, etching and thermal mismatch, among other steps.

Note: Runs from the command line

Under /CMC/scripts/:

synopsys.taurus_tsuprem4.2020.09.csh

tsuprem4
Taurus TSUPREM42022.03

First release since 2020. More information about this software here

Under /CMC/scripts/:

sentaurus.taurus_tsuprem4.2022.03.csh

tsuprem4

Xilinx

Supported Operating Systems

Supported operating systems for Vivado are listed here.

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

2020.2

2022.1

See web page here.

Under /CMC/scripts/:

xilinx.vitis.2022.1.csh

(Latest release on the STC disk)

vitus
Vivado2020.2Design hub is here.

Under CMC/scripts/:

xilinx.vivado.2020.2.csh

vivado
Vivado2021.1See website for details

Under CMC/scripts/:

xilinx.vivado.2021.1.csh

vivado
Vivado2021.2Latest release on the STC disk. Support videos and references here.

Under CMC/scripts/:

xilinx.vivado.2021.2.csh

vivado
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