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This four-part video provides a tour of layout in Microwave Office software and helps you understand how to set everything up correctly.

  • Part 1 - looks at the two worlds of layout: schematic layout view and artwork cells. You’ll learn about draw layers and model layers and how to load a library with a layout process file (LPF) to help in drawing layers. You’ll learn about the different ways to get elements into the schematic layout, including PCells and drawing shapes.
  • Part 2 - talks about drawing basics and provides useful drawing tips. You’ll learn how to use the LPF file in your project to draw your layers.
  • Part 3 - discusses model layers and how to import and map them to draw layers as artwork cells for use in the schematic layout.
  • Part 4 - addresses layout cells and shows you how to place an artwork cell in a schematic layout and make changes. You’ll learn how to map your schematic layout for export. Addressing line types in raw LPF files is covered, especially for MMIC designers.

The entire video is approximately 1 hour in length.

This video appears in the E-Learning table of contents as:

New users and/or Core Curriculum - Layout.