Electric VLSI Design System
ensure Java is installed (go to java.com)
and save electric-9.05.jar
to your computer (e.g., the Desktop).
clicking on this saved jar file starts Electric in Windows using 64
MB of memory (see here
to increase memory allocation, very important if doing simulations or
Linux/Unix open a terminal window, navigate to where you saved the jar
and enter: java -Xmx512m -jar
electric-9.05.jar & to start Electric with 512 MB of
the Mac, double clicking on the saved jar file should start Electric.
use the Linux/Unix command-line command seen above in a xterm.
for the C5
process (SPICE models
fabrication through MOSIS
are found in:
then open these libraries after you start Electric (File -> Open
and simulate using LTspice
- Download all of the books’ Electric
examples in Electric_CMOSedu.zip
- Electric VLSI tutorials from
CMOSedu.com are found here
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
(schematics, layout, DRC, LVS, ERC, etc.) that runs on any platform
Linux, Mac, Windows).
Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation
Mixed-Signal Circuit Design