Switching from the GDSII to OASIS format can produce dramatically smaller file sizes with faster loading times during IC design and verification
The OASIS format offers layout designers tangible benefits in terms of both file size and loading time. However, before design teams begin converting their flows to the OASIS format, they must ensure they meet the prerequisites of foundry support, EDA tool support, and third-party IP availability. The Calibre toolsuite offers a number of options to make GDSII to OASIS conversion a simple automated process that can easily be incorporated into existing process flows. Saving both time and resources, with minimal impacts to established flows, enables companies to achieve tapeout more quickly while reducing costs.