Notes on installing Cadence

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Installing Cadence

The installation (and use) of the EDA package Cadence seems like folklore, nobody seems to know what they are doing, while some "gods" out there seem to get it right, they are not telling.

Names of packages, and what they do

It seems that even the package names are not well understood.

Cadence Name What I think they are
OpenAccess some sort of database that stores the designs and stuff
IC Analog chip design. Use this for designing transisters on a piece of silicon. Also for RF chips.
IUS (Old package name was LDV.) Digital design stuff. For VHDL. Also, has some verification tools.

First, what to install first.

It seems that this OpenAccess needs to be installed first. IC seems to depend on it.



Should be called the generic name.

Create an instance of it called .../openaccess


don't remember


On configuration, you need to deal with IUS

There is some file in /software/Cadence/IC/tools.lnx86/dfII/samples/local called cdsinit. Read it, and follow the instructions. (Make a directory 'local' and copy it there.)

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