CMPEN 411 Announcements


Fall 2016

Welcome to CMPEN 411!

Pads are updated with schematics and pad frame is 
updated with a new pad arrangement.  Please follow the
instruction on the HW9 page to access the updates with Cadence.

Potential Error message on 'hsp50' command:

For the Homework 6, the sample  .hsp  file contains some blank
lines.  Be sure to have each blank line has no space characters.
For example, the space between the 'FALL 0.1' line and the 
'input<7> ...' line below must be a blank line without any 
blank spaces.

~~~~~~~~~~~sample .hsp lines~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
VDD 5.0
CLK 5.0
RISE 0.1
FALL 0.1

input<7> 111111111111111111111111111111111111
input<6> 111111111111111111111111111111111111
input<5> 111111111111111111111111111111111111

~~~~~~~~~~~end of sample .hsp lines~~~~~~~~~~

The 'CAD Tool Quick Start Tutorial, Lab Guide' is updated:

On page 29, the 'wv' (WaveView) tool information is at

On page 33, the proper procedure of closing ADE windows and 
quiting 'virtuoso' in our linux system is explained.  
It is very important to properly quit 'virtuoso' to keep your 
design files correctly and resume 'virtuoso' to continue work 
on your design later.