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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 ECE 410 1 Type source SOFT cadence case sensitive This command sets up your directory to work with Cadence installing some necessary files libraries and linking to appropriate network files Type icfb The is not required but will allow you to continue using the command prompt window while Cadence is running You should always launch Cadence tools from your cadence subdirectory The icfb command will invoke the Cadence session Two windows will open The small window is known as the Command Interpreter Window CIW and will be present throughout your session The other window is known as the Library Manager and it keeps track of all design files you create In the Library Manager window you should see the following libraries If you do not please consult a TA as soon as possible NCSU Analog Parts NCSU Digital Parts cdsDefTechLib basic Exiting Cadence This completes the initial setup for Cadence If you plan to continue using Cadence e g to do an assignment skip this step To exit Cadence in the Command Interpreter Window CIW select File Exit What to Do Each Time You Run Cadence After the initial setup each time you run Cadence you need to first complete the following steps Login to a UNIX machines using your egr account Right click on the desktop and press Utilities Terminal to get a command prompt window Change to your ECE 410 directory by typing the following in the command prompt cd egr courses personal ece410 username cadence Type source SOFT cadence case sensitive Type icfb to launch the Cadence tool Additional Resources The class website has several helpful documents links See UNIX Tips for information on modifying your UNIX login to simplify running the Cadence software See the Troubleshooting Guide for many answers to common problems Detailed information for specific tools can be found in the linked Cadence Manuals If you are not experienced with UNIX the link to the DECS UNIX help page contains descriptions of basic UNIX commands Cadence Setup Guide ECE 410 2


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