Release Notes: This release vastly speeds up the net tracing option of the editor. A new capability, a short locator, has also been added. The new short locator is fast enough to use even when searching for power ground shorts on whole chips. There is an option to draw a "halo" around the edit cell when in editing in place. You can open libraries on read-only filesystems now. This allows libraries on a CD to be viewed.
Release Notes: This release adds additional data compression when converting stream files for viewing only. The new compression reduces memory usage by 5% as a minimum, and 50% or more for highly repetitive data. This release also adds a native Linux kernel 2.6 64 bit platform in addition to the existing 64-bit Linux 2.4 kernel. A number of other minor GUI changes and bugfixes were made.
Release Notes: This minor update adds support for 8 button mice, default commands, selection by case-insensitive pattern matching, revision tracking for library and cell changes, and an update to the prompt displaying the level and type of nesting. Point deselect was accelerated when millions of objects are selected, and a new select command has been added to dismiss all objects after selecting a new one. The create via by box command has been enhanced to support via families.
Release Notes: This release adds support for CBLOCKS in oasis design files. There is a new "peek" mode to limit cells loaded in a design to those within a specified window, which reduces maximum memory usage on very large designs. Queried data is displayed in a text widget instead of the console for ease of use. There are updates to the LEF/DEF readers. A system-wide user-defined startup file was added, eliminating the need to modify the standard system-wide startup file.
Release Notes: This release offers about a 20% reduction in the memory required for viewing stream data. With this new reduction, memory required is approximately 50% of the stream file size. A 10GB stream file requires about 5GB of memory to load. This release also increases the maximum hierarchy depth to 100 from 50. Net tracing performance has been sped up by about 20%. Several minor bugs were also corrected in this release, associated with changes for Tcl 8.
Release Notes: This release fixes issues found with the upgrade to tcl8.4. The release also adds a new edit in place command that provides better graphical feedback in conjunction with a form, allowing the level of descent to be easily controlled. Lastly, the release adds a modified version of tkcon so you can have a console widget instead of interacting with the terminal spawning the process.
Release Notes: This release provides major upgrades in the interface to slam. The 3.2.0 release uses Tcl/Tk8 as a base instead of Tk7, providing tool tips, menus on graphics windows, as well as a 2X speedup in evaluating Tcl. Additionally, 3.2.0 enhances the add wire command with flylines and halos; a violation reader for MAGMA's Quartz DRC; and a inference stream in command to automatically create technology files for slam. Migrating to Tk8 has also allowed the graphic windows to be easily embedded into third party applications with Tk's "use" functionality.
Release Notes: This release adds new translators to and from an ASCII format called "Exchange". This format lets you stream in your data, convert it to "Exchange" format, then using vi or any other text editor, make changes to the file, read it back in, and then continue editing or stream it out. The new "Exchange" format complements the existing Tcl programmatic interface and interactive methods of altering the data. This release also adds a simple summarize stream command that dumps the layer usage information in a stream file.
Release Notes: This release adds changes to support embedding the editor into other programs, allowing third parties to use slam to view layout and then overlay information such as yield data over the layout. Performance enhancements include reducing VM between 5 to 10%. As an example, a 12.5 GB stream file now requires 5.8GB of memory instead of the previous 6.6GB. When exiting, the software can capture window positions/cells open, so you can restart the software the same way you exited. A new script is available that can add a prefix to all cells in a stream file to avoid name collisions.
Release Notes: This release added an optional MEBES in the translator so that you can view the final mask result of your design with the editor. A command that allows you to copy a rectangular area (to the current display depth) to the paste buffer was added. The data in the paste buffer can then be inserted into another drawing. Minor changes were made to the LEF/DEF translator to incorporate the latest changes to those formats.