The Electric VLSI Design System
ensure Java is installed (go to java.com)
and save electric-9.04.jar
to your computer (e.g., the Desktop).
- 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
Linux/Unix open a terminal window, navigate to where you saved the jar file,
and enter: java -Xmx512m -jar
electric-9.04.jar & to start Electric with 512 MB of memory.
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.
for the C5 process (SPICE models
C5_models.txt) for fabrication through MOSIS are found in:
then open these libraries after you start Electric (File -> Open Library)
and simulate using LTspice
- Download all of the books’ Electric examples in Electric_CMOSedu.zip
- 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.
Steven M. Rubin leads the development of Electric in the VLSI
Research Group at Oracle, Inc.
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).
Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation
Mixed-Signal Circuit Design