Cross-platform validation of OASIS layout database generation ensures database consistency throughout IC process flows
Calibre DBdiff object-based database comparison ensures database consistency across IC process flows
Database comparison is commonly used within production IC implementation flows to validate changes to the design layers between design iterations. In these flows, the comparison output is intended to report any differences between the two input databases to enable engineers to confirm that changes were only found where expected. However, when transitioning to a new process technology or introducing a new application into a production IC process flow, design teams should use object-based comparison that supports the identification of more detailed database differences that may be detrimental in a production flow. The Calibre DBdiff utility, which is part of the Calibre nmPlatform EDA toolsuite, can be easily configured to run object-based database comparisons to detect and report any inconsistencies that could delay or derail the production flow.