The Electric VLSI Design System at CMOSedu.com
§ Double clicking on this saved jar file starts Electric in Windows using 64 MB of memory (see here for how to increase memory allocation, very important if doing simulations or large designs).
§ In Linux/Unix open a terminal window, navigate to where you saved the jar file, and enter: java -Xmx512m -jar electric-9.03.jar & to start Electric with 512 MB of memory.
§ For the Mac, double clicking on the saved jar file should start Electric. If not, use the Linux/Unix command-line command seen above in a xterm.
o MOSIS_SUBM_PADS_C5.zip (Both analog and digital: 1] pads with ESD protection, 2] “Tiny-Chip” padframes [1.5 mm x 1.5 mm], and 3] test chips.)
§ Unzip then open these libraries after you start Electric (File -> Open Library) and simulate using LTspice
§ Electric VLSI tutorials from CMOSedu.com are found here
§ Detailed information on installing and using Electric with add-ons (e.g., SPICE) is found here.
§ The Electric VLSI Design System – free and powerful CAD system for chip design (schematics, layout, DRC, LVS, ERC, etc.) that runs on any platform (Unix, Linux, Mac, Windows).
§ Electric’s history at Wikipedia.org.
§ Tutorials and videos illustrating the use of Electric are seen here.
§ Labs using Electric are found in 8-bit MIPS microprocessor (from Prof. Gupta at Villanova U.)
§ Installers for the Java 3D viewer are found here.
§ Untested analog and digital pads for TSMC’s CL018 (180 nm, lambda = 90 nm) CMOS process using the MOSIS DEEP rules are found in MOSIS_DEEP_PADS_CL018.zip