MAX Layout System Tutorial

MAX Layout System Tutorial

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MAX Layout System
Tutorial
Micro Magic Tools
Version 4.2
Juniper Networks, Inc.
1194 North Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
USA
408-745-2000
www.micromagic.com
Part Number: MAX4.2, Revision 1 • Copyright 1996-2001 Juniper Networks, Inc.

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MAX Layout System Tutorial
Micro Magic Tools
Juniper Networks, Inc.
Version 4.2
1194 North Mathilda Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA 408-745-2000 www.micromagic.com
Part Number: MAX4.2, Revision 1
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About this DocumentThis chapter provides an overview oMfitchre To Magic Tools MAX Layout Edit or:utorialObjectives on this page.Getting set up on page 5.ObjectivesThis tutorial is a intended to be a step-by-step introductory training in the use of theMicro Magic Tools (TM) MAX Layout Editor. By following the steps in this tutorial, you will learn how to run MAX, and how to use MAX to optimize your designs. Once you are familiar with MAX, refer to the Micro Magic Tools MAX User Guide for more detailed information about the tool and its options.Audience - MAXThis document is designed for chip designers and layout designers. It assumes that you have a strong foundation in IC design and development, and layout editing. This document also assumes that you are familiar with the following programming languages and operating systems:Tcl/Tk, and UNIX or Linux.OrganizationThis tutorial is divided into parts. Each part leads you through a different aspect of theMicro Magic Tools MAX Layout Editor.This document contains the following parts:Preface, “About This Document” (this chapter), provides a brief description of thecontent and organization of this document.Part 1, “Introduction”, gives a brief overview of what you can accomplish using MAX, and the requirements necessary for running the program.Part 2, “Simple Layout”, provides instructions on using the basics of MAX to drawlayouts utilizing paint and wires. In addition, this section provides details about theMAX window and user environment.Part 3, “Bigger Designs And Hierarchy”, builds on the fundamental procedures from the preceeding sections, and illustrates how to use MAX for very large layouts.About this Document3