Design and edit layouts for MEMS/IC fabrication.
LayoutEditor an free GDS Viewer is a program to design and edit layouts for MEMS/IC fabrication. As well as it is suitably for Multi-Chip-Modules (MCM), Chip-on-Board (COB), Low temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC), Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC), printed circuit boards (PCB), GDS Editor thick film technology, thin film technology. It has sophisticated functions like all angles, Font Generator, macros, boolean operations, design rule checker, netlist driven layout and LVS. The Calma GDSII file format is used as the primary file format. Also OASIS (Open Artwork System Interchange Standard), DXF, CIF (Caltech Intermediate Form) and Gerber (RS-274X) are full supported. LEF, DEF, Alliance, Lasi file can be imported. The LayoutEditor is crossplatform compatible and runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and much more plattforms
A clever worked out user interface provides a outstanding usability on the one hand and a high productivity on the other hand. This virtual contrast is solved with an extensive use of shortkeys and mouse buttons/keys Combination together with clear visibility of this combinations. The most important handling functions like zooming and scrolling are integrated in each feature and need not to be called separately.
Macros or scripts are already standard to many programs. But the LayoutEditor has the possibility to record macro from the user interface like some office programs can do. This makes the macro creating very simple and reduced the time to learn commands. The macro are written in the most common language C and can be integrated in the menu structure. A transfer to the LayoutEditor source code is possible with Minimal changes.
Text labels are usually ignored during the tape out. A conversation to real polygons had to be done before. The LayoutEditor can do this with just one mouse click. No drawing of letters is required. Just use you favorite vector font.