Towards a more accurate extraction of the SPICE netlist from MAGIC based layouts

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The extraction of the SPICE netlist form MAGIC based layouts is investigated. It is assumed that the layout is fully coherent with the corresponding mask representation. The process of the extraction can be made in three steps: (1) extraction of .EXT file from layout, through MAGIC command extract; (2) extraction of the netlist from .EXT file through ext2spice extractor; and (3) correction of the netlist through ext2spice.corr program. Each of these steps introduces some approximations, most of which can be optimized, and some errors, most of which can be corrected. Aim of this work is the description of each step, ... continued below

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Geronimo, G.D. August 1, 1998.

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The extraction of the SPICE netlist form MAGIC based layouts is investigated. It is assumed that the layout is fully coherent with the corresponding mask representation. The process of the extraction can be made in three steps: (1) extraction of .EXT file from layout, through MAGIC command extract; (2) extraction of the netlist from .EXT file through ext2spice extractor; and (3) correction of the netlist through ext2spice.corr program. Each of these steps introduces some approximations, most of which can be optimized, and some errors, most of which can be corrected. Aim of this work is the description of each step, of the approximations and errors on each step, and of the corresponding optimizations and corrections to be made in order to improve the accuracy of the extraction. The HP AMOS14TB 0.5 {micro}m process with linear capacitor and silicide block options and the corresponding SCN3MLC{_}SUBM.30.tech27 technology file will be used in the following examples.

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  • Other: DE99000576
  • Report No.: BNL--65754
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • DOI: 10.2172/291090 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 291090
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685773

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Geronimo, G.D. Towards a more accurate extraction of the SPICE netlist from MAGIC based layouts, report, August 1, 1998; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc685773/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.