Galaxy Custom Designer Mini Demos    

Galaxy Custom Designer® leverages Synopsys' Galaxy™ Implementation Platform to provide a unified solution for custom and digital designs, thereby enhancing system-on-chip (SoC) design efficiency and productivity. Built from the ground up, Custom Designer was architected for productivity. It is the first-ever custom implementation solution built on an open architecture supporting interoperable process design kits (PDKs) from leading foundries. Custom Designer delivers unmatched productivity with a common use model for simulation, analysis, parasitic extraction and physical verification.

Synopsys has prepared a series of Mini Demos highlighting the unique features of the Custom Designer tool suite that help make custom/AMS design faster, easier, and more intuitive.

Mini Demo: EM/R Constraint Driven Editing and Analysis
EM/R constraint-driven editing and analysis helps automate the creation and editing of nets that must meet stringent EM/R requirements found in many of today’s high-speed SoCs. This capability is part of the IC Compiler Custom Co-Design solution that enables seamless full-custom editing between IC Compiler™ and Galaxy Custom Designer®.

Mini Demo: Advances in AMS Co-Design with IC Compiler
The seamless integration between IC Compiler and Galaxy Custom Designer accelerates the SoC design cycle by enabling quick and reliable custom edits to IC Compiler designs at any stage of development.

CustomExplorer Ultra: Mixed-signal Regression Management and Debug Environment
CustomExplorer Ultra  is a comprehensive regression management and debug environment  for mixed-signal SoC verification. Tightly integrated with Synopsys’ CustomSim simulator and CustomSim/VCS co-simulation solution, CustomExplorer Ultra aids engineers in rapidly performing customized advanced analyses for transistor-level analog, mixed-signal and SoC designs.

Mini Demo: Interactive Auto-Router
Custom Designer's Interactive Auto-Router is an innovative feature that improves single-net routing productivity. It comes in two modes of operation: Point-to-Point (P2P) and Follow-the-Cursor (FTC) routing. Both P2P and FTC will follow the preferred layer routing direction while routing nets LVS and DRC correct in real-time.

Mini Demo: Layout Commands – Part Two
Automated Via Generation helps layout designers accelerate the tedious and repetitive tasks of wire connecting, substrate contact insertion, and power and ground tapping. This mini demo illustrates 5 different modes of operation from Custom Designer’s Auto-Via command.

Mini Demo: Productive DRC Debugging with IC Validator and Custom Designer
IC Validator's error classification capability provides layout designers and CAD engineers the ability to classify and comment individual DRC error markers according to their root cause. IC Validator runs can read these classified errors into a GUI, allowing users to track the previously-classified violations within the Custom Designer cockpit.

Mini Demo: Layout Commands - Part One
SmartDRD DRDAssist enables layout designers to perform DRC-correct layout tasks at zoomed-out “high altitude", greatly reducing the number of zooming-in and zooming-out iterations. DRDAssist ensures DRC correctness by keeping objects separated at the minimum design rule distance, in real time.

Shadow Mode is a unique mechanism that highlights nets in their respective colors while dimming the background.

Smart Connect is an auto-connect feature for high-altitude wiring hookups, reducing the need to zoom in/out to ensure a correct connection that is clean, DRC- and LVS-correct.

Mini Demo: SDL Interdigitation
SDL interdigitation is an intuitive, simple approach to interdigitate devices for matching purposes while maintaining device-to-device connectivity from the schematic. The placement is row-based, and ABBA, AABB and ABAB patterns are supported. Dummy device insertion and cross-coupling of patterns are also supported.

Mini Demo: Advanced SDL Cloning

Mini Demo: Advanced SDL Cloning
Custom Designer’s SDL Auto Cloning feature provides designers with an intuitive schematic-to-layout cloning solution with high capacity and performance. This capability will clone both exact and inexact schematic device sizes. The innovative SDL cloning technology enables designers to layout repetitive circuitry much faster while maintaining full SDL compliance.

CD MiniDemo: Advances in Schematic Capture Featuring the Custom Designer Schematic Editor

Mini Demo: Advances in Schematic Capture Featuring the Custom Designer Schematic Editor
Custom Designer SE’s schematic entry system enables designers to be more productive in meeting the design challenges of today’s complex circuits.

This mini demo shows how, with little or no learning curve, all Custom Designer’s schematic editing tasks are accomplished with fewer clicks, quicker menu access and less pop-up menu clutter, thereby maximizing productivity.

Mini Demo: SDL Migrate Featuring the SDL Import Command

Mini Demo: SDL Migrate Featuring the SDL Import Command
Custom Designer's SDL Import command aids designers challenged with developing new design derivatives from existing SDL IP that requires targeting new PDKs and new schematics with the same circuit topology.

This mini demo shows how easy it is to regenerate the design (placement and wiring) from an existing design while maintaining the device/P-cell placement locations and target a new PDK. The newly characterized schematic sizes are referenced in the newly-generated layout.

Mini Demo: High-performance Bus Editing with Bridge and Tunnel

Mini Demo: High-performance Bus Editing with Bridge and Tunnel
Bus, Bridge and Tunnel are innovative technologies built into Galaxy Custom Designer LE for higher productivity in high-performance interactive bus routing and editing.

This mini demo illustrates interactive bus routing with user-selectable cornering options and automatic via insertion working with and without connectivity. The Bridge and Tunnel command allows quick layer changes in regions of a routed bus or net with automatic via insertion.

Mini Demo: SmartDRD Technology

Mini Demo: SmartDRD Technology
SmartDRD is a new, innovative technology built into Galaxy Custom Designer LE for interactive DRC violation visualization, detection and correction.

This mini demo shows how the DRDAutoFix feature automatically detects and corrects DRC violations in a fraction of a second.

The DRDAutoFix feature provides a powerful productivity boost by automating the task of repairing DRC violations, which can take as much as 40% of the overall layout design cycle time when done manually.