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For much of its design work matricus uses the LayTOOLS products for their EDA tools. Details on these products can be obtained from the LayTools web site at:
The software is a comprehensive tool set with considerable flexibility and remarkable stability that can handle the data densities and accuracies required for today's custom IC design and verification. The suite has been used by matricus for over twenty years and includes a mixed signal simulator, LaySim, powered by the renowned SMASH kernel (Dolphin Integration).
The LayTools software includes:
net-listing (with a selection of formats)
layout editor (with a variety of interfaces) or layout viewer
parametric cells (PGroups)
schematic -driven layout
physical verification (drc, lvs, extraction)
automatic place and route
simulation (mixed mode, HSpice compatible, extensive variety of device models)
general interface and plotting utilities
In addition, other tools not part of the LayTOOLS suite are used by the matricus team for synthesis, for example, and for other specialist tasks.