Roadmap

Guardian

Short Term Development Roadmap

Guardian DRC

  • Dual Database Comparison
  • Support for option ASPECT for "Contour" operation
  • Ability to process only layers marked as visible
  • Bitwise compliment (~) for use in mathematical expressions
  • Improve performance of density check

Guardian LVS

  • Inter-process communication ability to link multiple instances of Gateway application to Guardian LVS
  • Cross-probing functionality to attach active Expert applications to Guardian LVS for node highlighting
  • JavaScript support for device parameter calculation

Guardian NET

  • Add auto explode functionality to explode cells with hierarchy violations
  • Control output of subcircuit pins specified as ports and not connected to geometric objects on upper level of hierarchy
  • Capability to run parasitic extraction for a net highlighted via Node Probing
  • Ability to cancel netlist extraction on layer derivation stage
  • Wildcard functionality for selected net extraction in back-annotation mode
  • Black boxing in hierarchical netlist extraction
  • Enhance substrate layer derivation for netlist extraction in hierarchical mode
  • Introduce an interface to output model names of parasitics during RC extraction

Long Term Development Roadmap

Guardian DRC

  • Support of ELD database for batch mode execution
  • New computational approach for Antenna check: separate Antenna check for each node
  • Porting to 64-bit Windows platform
  • Selection of layer polygons that occur in windows formed for each cells specified by cell's names - INSIDE CELL
  • Operation "Print Area"
  • Operation "Print Perimeter"
  • Redesign MERGE operation of process for degenerative cases: point-to-point touch
  • Dynamic optimization of command execution using graph-based task processing
  • Support for option ENCLOSE for "Contour" operation
  • Hierarchical DRC
  • Approximation of skew edges by sequences of orthogonal or 45-degree edges

Guardian LVS

  • Device filtering taking into account specified parameter threshold
  • Processing of primitive subcircuits
  • Exclusion of specified cells from hierarchical process of comparison
  • Parallel/series merge and reduction of devices with consideration of specified parameter threshold
  • Interpretation of subcircuits as distinct when names are the same but numbers of pins are different
  • Consider split gate ratio property in split gate structures
  • Reestablish hierarchical structure of netlists on base of logic gate recognition
  • Flattening of internal hierarchy for given HCells during HLVS comparison
  • Full support of Windows 64-bit

Guardian NET

  • JavaScript support for faster calculation of generic device parameters
  • Fill-in algorithm for missing pins of devices
  • Support layer prioritization functionality in connect statements
  • Improve capacity and speed of node probing
  • Ability to rename specified layout cells
  • Layout text ignore capability to disregard text labels in layout for specified cells
  • Improve processing of hierarchical violations
  • Full support for Windows 64-bit

Last revised January 8th, 2014