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- 1 Mosis Users' Group (MUG)
- 2 Improved spice listing from magic.
- 3 Tips and tricks for magic (Version 6.3)
- 4 What can I use to do good plots from magic/CIF?
- 5 What tools are used to layout verification?
- 6 EDIF data exchange format.
- 7 What layout examples are available?
- 8 How can I get my lsi design fabbed and how much will it cost?
- 9 Mosis fabrication services.
- 10 Archive sites for comp.lsi.cad and comp.lsi
- 11 Other newsgroups and information sources that relate to comp.lsi*
- 12 Simulation programs tips/tricks/bugs
- 13 Getting the latest version of the FAQ:
- 14 Converting from/to GDSII/CIF/Magic
- 15 CFI (CAD Framework Initiative Inc.)
- 16 What synthesis systems are there?
- 17 What free tools are there available, and what can they do?
- 18 What Berkeley Tools are available for anonymous ftp?
- 19 What Berkeley Tools are available through ILP?
- 20 Berkeley Spice (Current version 3f4)
- 21 Octtools (Current version 5.1)
- 22 Ptolemy (Current version 0.5):
- 23 Lager (Current version 4.0):
- 24 BLIS (Current version 2.0):
- 25 COSMOS and BDD
- 26 ITEM
- 27 PADS logic/PADS PCB:
- 28 Another PCB Layout Package:
- 29 Magic (Current version 6.5):
- 30 PSpice:
- 31 Esim:
- 32 iSPLICE3, a mixed-mode simulator for MOS/Bipolar circuits
- 33 Watand:
- 34 Caltech VLSI CAD Tools:
- 35 Switcap2 (Current version 1.1):
- 36 Test Software based on Abramovici Text:
- 37 Test Generation and Fault Simulation Software
- 38 Olympus Synthesis System
- 39 OASIS logic synthesis
- 40 T-SpiceTM (was CAzM), a Spice-like table-based analog circuit simulator
- 41 Galaxy CAD, integrated environment for digital design for
- 42 WireC graphical/procedural system for schematic information
- 43 LateX circuit symbols for schematic generation
- 44 Tanner Research Tools (Ledit and LVS)
- 45 SIMIC, a full-featured logic verification simulator.
- 46 LASI CAD System, IC and device layout for IBM compatibles
- 47 EEDRAW, an electrical/electronic diagramming tool for IBM compatibles
- 48 MagiCAD, GaAs Gate Array Design through MOSIS
- 49 XSPICE, extended version of Spice
- 50 MISIM, a model-independent circuit simulation tool
- 51 Nelsis Cad Framework
- 52 APLAC, a general purpose circuit simulation and design tool
- 53 SLS, a switch-level simulator
- 54 OCEAN, a sea-of-gates design system
- 55 ALLIANCE, a CAD package and simulator for teaching digital VLSI design
- 56 ceBox EDIF Viewer and Schematic Generator
- 57 Analog CMOS VLSI Design Educational Resource Kit
- 58 TDX Fault Simulation and Test Generation Software
- 59 Nascent Technologies CDROM - magic and spice releases for Linux
- 60 Time Crafter 1.0, a timing diagram documentation tool
- 61 ACS, a general purpose mixed analog and digital circuit simulator
- 62 LOG/iC, a logic synthesis package for PLDs
- 63 SIMLAB, a circuit simulation environment
- 64 Pcb, an X-based PC board design tool
- 65 SPICE-PAC, A Modular Spice Simulator with Enhancements
- 66 U.C. Berkeley Low-Power Cell Library
- 67 The Substrate Resistance Extractor SUBSPACE
- 68 XRLCAD, A C++ library for manipulating Calma (GDS) and CIF libraries
- 69 SAVANT, an Analyzer of VHDL Applications for Next-Generation Technology
- 70 Protel Demos for Windows
- 71 BPECS PCB Software
- 72 RF, an RF Circuit Simulation Tool
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