In-design, on-demand signoff design rule checking for analog, mixed-signal, and custom IC designs
The Calibre RealTime Custom interface provides designers with one tool and one interface, accessible as an integral part of the design cockpit, throughout the IC design and verification flow. With its ability to perform all checks that can be run with the Calibre nmDRC platform, including recommended rules, pattern matching, equation-based DRC, and multi-patterning, the Calibre RealTime Custom interface lets custom, analog, and mixed-signal IC designers correct and adjust their designs during the layout process to produce a design that is DRC-clean, resistant to manufacturing variability issues, and optimized for the most desirable performance and operational characteristics. Designers get immediate feedback as they edit the layout, ensuring DRC-clean, optimized custom designs in the shortest time possible. It also ensures Calibre sign-off confidence by using the same foundry-qualified rule decks and DRC engine used by the batch Calibre signoff process.