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Calibre RVE for LVS Quick Reference 2010.


Standard RVE Toolbar

Refer to the Calibre Interactive Users Manual.

LVS Comparison Results

Tab icon indicates status: Clean

or Error

Application Launch
From layout or schematic editor choose:
Tools > Start RVE or Calibre > Start RVE menu item.
From Calibre Interactive, on the left panel:
Command line:

-rve -lvs path_to_SVDB [TOPCELL]
-rve -perc path_to_SVDB [TOPCELL]
-rve -pex path_to_SVDB [TOPCELL]

Connecting to a Layout
or Schematic Editor

Tabbed Viewing
Results and reports are arranged in tabs. Right-click for a
tab control menu.

Connection to a layout or schematic editor is made

automatically when you start RVE from the editor or
from Calibre Interactive with an editor connected to the
Calibre Interactive session.
For instructions on making a manual connection to an
editor, see the Calibre Interactive Users Manual.

LVS Recommended Rule File Settings

It is strongly recommended that the following SVRF rule
file settings be used:
SVDB File (any file name specified is fine):
Mask SVDB Directory svdb QUERY

Tab groups make side by side comparison easier.

Navigation, Information, and Search

For Short Isolation:


Fix Suggestions

For Design Fix Suggestions:

LVS Report Option FX

Click a Fix Suggestion

icon in the Tree View to bring
up a suggestion for fixing common comparison errors in
the detailed view. Right-click to view the suggestion.

PERC Results
You can view PERC results in PERC RVE. The interface
is similar to LVS RVE for comparison results.
Tab icon indicates status: Clean

or Error

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LVS Short Isolation

Specify short isolation in your rule file with this command:

Results are shown in the Layout Shorts tab.

Internal Schematic Viewing

The internal schematic viewer uses schematic rendering
for both source and layout schematic viewing.
Turn off automatic opening of the internal schematic
viewer by disabling Show netlist schematics on
highlighting on the Setup > Options > Schematic
Viewer pane.
See the Setup > Options tab for additional settings.

PEX RVE and Net Parasitics

The parasitics tab displays parasitic results
in a table format.
You can do the following in a PEX session:
Highlight nets in layout and source
Show net information hierarchically
Show detailed parasitics
(toolbar button or double-click)

Search for nets

Schematic Navigation

ERC Results
You can view ERC results within your LVS RVE session.
ERC results, if present, show up in the Navigator. The
ERC results tab is in the DRC RVE results format.

The following keyboard shortcuts and mouse actions are

available in the Internal Schematic Viewer:
Keyboard Shortcuts
Fit in window

Arrow keys, Page up, Page

Calculate coupling capacitance

Export parasitic data to a file:
File > Export Parasitics > Summary Table
Calculate mutual inductance:
Tools > Mutual Inductance
Calculate Point to Point Resistance

Left Mouse Button Actions

Highlight net or pin
Draw connected nets
Draw (expand) cell contents
Collapse cell

Click on net or pin

Double-click on pin
Double-click on cell outline
Double-click on outline of
expanded cell

Right Mouse Button (RMB) Actions

Highlight element
Remove highlight
Other context sensitive actions

RMB > Highlight

RMB > Unhighlight
Click RMB on element

Save point to point resistance data:

File > Export Parasitics > Pt-to-Pt Resistance

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