Introduction to the Cadence Tutorial
for Digital IC Design
The objective of this home page is to give a tutorial to circuit designers who would like to get acquainted with Cadence design tools. A step by step tutorial approach is adopted. It is the hope of the author that by the end of this tutorial session, the user will know how to create a schematic, perform simple manual layouts and, of course, run simulations.
Those of you who have some basic knowledge of Cadence tools already may prefer to jump ahead to your desired topic without fearing the loss of continuity. Some topics might appear tedious, but be patient... there's light at the end of the tunnel. Above all, have fun! Isn't that what learning is supposed to be?
The Cadence tools supported by these tutorials and their versions (when applicable) are:
Cadence ICFB: icfb.exe version 5.1.0 12/06/2004
SOC Encounter: SOC52 v05.20-p002_1
Abstract: Version sub-version 220.127.116.11