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NAME

       druc - Design Rule Checker

SYNOPSIS

       druc input_name [ -v ] [ -h ]

DESCRIPTION

       DRuC is a general parametrized VLSI design rule checker.
       This tool replace the VERSATIL tool that is not anymore supported.
       This  manual presents the layout rules for tle ALLIANCE symbolic layout
       approach.  The rules are described in a technology file defined by  the
       environment variable  RDS_TECHNO_NAME (see bellow).
       The  root  cell  and all the instanciated cells (except the intanciated
       libraries cells) must be in the current directory.
       The default mode of DRuC is (currently) full flat: it first flatten all
       the hierarchy in order to obtain a flat, rectangle level description.

OPTIONS

       -v     Verbose mode on.  Each step of the DRC is output on the standard
              output

       -h     Hierarchical design rule  checking.   Generates  lots  of  files
              locally,  to be used by future invocation of druc.  Don't ask me
              if and how this works, but since you also fetched  the  sources,
              ...

DESIGN RULES DESCRIPTION

       0: LAYER NAME.
       This section explicits the layer name used in the following rules.
       -  NWELL  : N well
       -  NTIE   : N well polarisation
       -  PTIE   : P substrat polarisation
       -  NDIF   : N diffusion
       -  PDIF   : P diffusion
       -  GATE   : transistor gate
       -  POLY   : polysilicon wire
       -  ALU1   : first level of metal
       -  ALU2   : second level of metal
       -  CONT   : contact between ALU1 and POLY or DIFF
       -  VIA    : contact between ALU1 and ALU2
       I: LAYER WIDTH.
       This  class  of  rules deals with the width limits of a layer.  and the
       conditions for equipotentiality between  two  overlapping  or  abutting
       segments.

       rule  1 :
            the minimum width for a segment of NWELL is 4
            corresponding error codes are : 100 101
       rule 2 :
            the minimum width for a segment of NTIE  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 119
       rule 3 :
            the minimum width for a segment of PTIE  is 2
            corresponding error codes are : 122 123
       rule 4 :
            the minimum width for a segment of NDIF  is 2
            corresponding error codes are : 140 141
       rule 5 :
            the minimum width for a segment of PDIF  is 2
            corresponding error codes are : 165 166
       rule 6 :
            the minimum width for a segment of GATE  is 1
            corresponding error codes are : 234 235
       rule 7 :
            the minimum width for a segment of POLY  is 1
            corresponding error codes are : 234 235
       rule 8 :
            the minimum width for a segment of ALU1  is 1
            corresponding error codes are : 238 239
       rule 9 :
            the minimum width for a segment of ALU2  is 2
            corresponding error codes are : 242 243
       rule 10 :
            the width of a CONT must be equal to 1
            corresponding error codes are : 246 247
       rule 11 :
            the width of a VIA must be equal to 1
            corresponding error codes are : 261 262
       II: FORBIDDEN OVERLAP

       This  class  of  rules  specifies  the  forbidden  overlaps between two
       layers. (The distance between them must be strictly positive)
       rule 12 :
            contact between PTIE and NWELL is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 126 127 128 129 130 131
       rule 13 :
            contact between PTIE and NTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 133 134 135 136 137 138
       rule 14 :
            contact between NDIF and NWELL is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 144 145 146 147 148 149
       rule 15 :
            contact between NDIF and NTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 151 152 153 154 155 156
       rule 16 :
            contact between NDIF and PTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 158 159 160 161 162 163
       rule 17 :
            contact between PDIF and NTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 169 170 171 172 173 174
       rule 18 :
            contact between PDIF and PTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 176 177 178 179 180 181
       rule 19 :
            contact between PDIF and NDIF  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 183 184 185 186 187 188
       rule 20 :
            contact between GATE and NTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 191 192 193 194 195 196
       rule 21 :
            contact between GATE and PTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 198 199 200 201 202 203
       rule 22 :
            contact between POLY and NTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 207 208 209 210 211 212
       rule 23 :
            contact between POLY and PTIE  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 214 215 216 217 218 219
       rule 24 :
            contact between POLY and NDIF  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 221 222 223 224 225 226
       rule 25 :
            contact between POLY and PDIF  is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 228 229 230 231 232 233
       rule 26 :
            contact between CONT and GATE or POLY is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 249 250 251 252 253
       rule 27 :
            contact between VIA and GATE   is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 264 265 266 267 268 269
       rule 28 :
            contact between VIA and POLY   is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 271 272 273 274 275 276
       rule 29 :
            contact between VIA and CONT   is forbidden.
            corresponding error codes are : 278 279 280 281 282 283
       rule 30 :
            contact between NTIE and NWELL is forbidden.
            corresponding error code is : 109
       rule 31 :
            contact between PDIF and NWELL is forbidden.
            corresponding error code is : 117
       III: LAYER NOTCH.
       This class of rules deals with the notch limits of a layer.
       rule 32 :
            the minimum notch for a segment of NWELL is 4
            corresponding error code is : 102
       rule 33 :
            the minimum notch for a segment of NTIE  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 120
       rule 34 :
            the minimum notch for a segment of PTIE  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 124
       rule 35 :
            the minimum notch for a segment of NDIF  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 142
       rule 36 :
            the minimum notch for a segment of PDIF  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 167
       rule 37 :
            the minimum notch for a segment of POLY  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 236
       rule 38 :
            the minimum notch for a segment of ALU1  is 2.5
            corresponding error code is : 240
       rule 39 :
            the minimum notch for a segment of ALU2  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 244
       IV: MINIMUM SPACING
       This class of rules specifies the minimum edge-to-edge distance allowed
       between two layers.
       rule 40 :
            the minimum distance between NWELL and NWELL is 12
            corresponding error code is : 118
       rule 42 :
            the minimum distance between NTIE  and NTIE  is 3
            corresponding error code is : 121
       rule 43 :
            the minimum distance between PTIE  and NWELL is 7.5
            corresponding error code is : 125
       rule 44 :
            the minimum distance between PTIE  and NTIE  is 8
            corresponding error code is : 132
       rule 45 :
            the minimum distance between PTIE  and PTIE  is 3
            corresponding error code is : 139
       rule 46 :
            the minimum distance between NDIF  and NWELL is 7.5
            corresponding error code is : 143
       rule 47 :
            the minimum distance between NDIF  and NTIE  is 8
            corresponding error code is : 150
       rule 48 :
            the minimum distance between NDIF  and PTIE  is 3
            corresponding error code is : 157
       rule 49 :
            the minimum distance between NDIF  and NDIF  is 3
            corresponding error code is : 164
       rule 51 :
            the minimum distance between PDIF  and NTIE  is 3
            corresponding error code is : 168
       rule 52 :
            the minimum distance between PDIF  and PTIE  is 8
            corresponding error code is : 175
       rule 53 :
            the minimum distance between PDIF  and NDIF  is 8
            corresponding error code is : 182
       rule 54 :
            the minimum distance between PDIF  and PDIF  is 3
            corresponding error code is : 189
       rule 55 :
            the minimum distance between GATE  and NTIE  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 190
       rule 56 :
            the minimum distance between GATE  and PTIE  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 197
       rule 57 :
            the minimum distance between GATE  and NDIF  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 204
       rule 58 :
            the minimum distance between GATE  and PDIF  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 205
       rule 59 :
            the minimum distance between GATE  and GATE  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 237
       rule 60 :
            the minimum distance between POLY  and NTIE  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 206
       rule 61 :
            the minimum distance between POLY  and PTIE  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 213
       rule 62 :
            the minimum distance between POLY  and NDIF  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 220
       rule 63 :
            the minimum distance between POLY  and PDIF  is 1
            corresponding error code is : 227
       rule 64 :
            the minimum distance between POLY  and GATE  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 237
       rule 65 :
            the minimum distance between POLY  and POLY  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 237
       rule 66 :
            the minimum distance between ALU1  and ALU1  is 2.5
            corresponding error code is : 241
       rule 67 :
            the minimum distance between ALU2  and ALU2  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 245
       rule 68 :
            the minimum distance between CONT  and CONT  is 3
            corresponding error code is : 254
       rule 69 :
            the minimum distance between  VIA  and GATE  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 263
       rule 70 :
            the minimum distance between  VIA  and POLY  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 270
       rule 71 :
            the minimum distance between  VIA  and CONT  is 2
            corresponding error code is : 277
       rule 72 :
            the minimum distance between  VIA  and VIA   is 3
            corresponding error code is : 284
       rule 73 :
               the minimum distance between CONT and GATE or POLY is 1.5
            corresponding error code is : 248
       V: TOTAL INCLUSION.
       The  last class of rules deals with the inclusion of a layer in another
       one.
       rule 74 :
            NTIE must be included in NWELL with a minimun margin of 0.5
            corresponding error code is : 103
       rule 75 :
            PDIF must be included in NWELL with a minimun margin of 0.5
            corresponding error code is : 110

FILES

       If design errors are found, DRuC produces the list of them in two files
       :

              - <root_name.drc>:
              This ascii file contains the list of DRC violations.

              - <root_name.iii>:
              This  gds  ro  cif  file  contains  only  rectangles detected in
              violation.
              ( suffix iii is defined with the environment )

              RDS_OUT_PH is default setted to gds.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       DRuC uses several environment variables:
        - MBK_IN_PH       - defines the layout input format.
        - RDS_OUT_PH       - defines the layout output format.
        - RDS_TECHNO_NAME - defines the technology file.
        - MBK_CATA_LIB - defines the catalog directory.

       See the corresponding manual pages for further informations.

EXAMPLE

            druc register