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Cadence Setup Guide ECE 410 ver S06 modified for using spectre Document Contents Introduction How to Setup Cadence for the First Time What to Do Each Time You Run Cadence Additional Resources Introduction This document provides step by step instructions for setting up your ECE 410 class directory to use the Cadence design tools It also shows the steps you will have to complete each time you want to run Cadence after the initial setup How to Setup Cadence for the First Time Initial Setup Login to a UNIX machine e g in EB 2200 using your egr account You are strongly encouraged to use the Common Desktop Environment CDE when you log in The guides and tutorials may not be compatible with the GNOME environment o At the login screen before entering your userid click and hold on the Options button o Select Sessions and then select Common Desktop Environment o Enter your userid and password to log in Right click on the desktop and press Utilities Terminal to get a command prompt window Copy the cdsinit and cdsenv set up files into your home directory by typing the following command lines at the terminal prompt cp egr courses personal ece410 resources cdsinit cp egr courses personal ece410 resources cdsenv These files will set up the Cadence simulation environment to use the spectre simulator and AMI06 transistor models by default Copying these files to your home directory will apply these settings to all sessions of Cadence that run from your engineering account including any other class that you might use Cadence for If this will cause a problem for you contact a TA for an alternative Change to your ECE 410 directory by typing the following in the command prompt cd egr courses personal ece410 username space after cd Create a directory called cadence by typing mkdir cadence This will create a subdirectory where you should keep all of your Cadence files You should always launch Cadence from this directory Go to the directory cadence by typing cd cadence Cadence Setup Guide



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