CAD Navigation-Synopsys



    • CAD based navigation is used to locate circuits for editing and debug

Camelot™ software system is the next-generation CAD navigation standard for failure analysis, design debug and low-yield analysis. Camelot optimizes the equipment and personnel resources of design and semiconductor failure analysis (FA) labs by providing computer interfaces and navigation capabilities for more than 50 different types of analysis and test equipment.

Camelot CAD-Navigation System 


Camelot™ software system is the next-generation CAD navigation standard for failure analysis, design debug and low-yield analysis. Camelot optimizes the equipment and personnel resources of design and semiconductor failure analysis (FA) labs by providing computer interfaces and navigation capabilities for more than 50 different types of analysis and test equipment.

Its application tools, features, options and networking capability provide a complete, integrated system for fast and efficient investigation and resolution of inspection, test and analysis jobs. In addition, Camelot enables closer collaboration between product and design groups with FA labs, thus dramatically improving time to yield and market.

Camelot has the ability to import CAD design data from all the key LVS packages and several user-proprietary formats and provides visual representations of circuits that can be manipulated, rotated, exploded, searched and linked with ease.


    • Reduces design cycle time, improving time to market
    • Increases fab productivity by providing a general software platform for interfaces with all types of hardware
    • Supports all major layout versus schematic (LVS) tools
    • Provides essential core information database for FA
    • Offers a growing number of add-on features critical for tracking down potential failures and determining the origin of killer defects
    • Client/server solution for Linux, Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows NT or XP Operating Systems users
    • Seamless integration with existing Merlin™ databases and conversion tools is included
    • A single tool converts layout, netlist and schematic data and establishes crossmapping links between each data entity. Camelot speeds problem solving by cross-mapping between device nodes so that exact locations can be viewed by all three domains (layout, netlist and schematic) simultaneously

Supporting all CAD Design Data

Small-Area Analysis 

Camelot is a comprehensive package that reads all EDA tools and design data from verification systems and several user-proprietary formats. The Camelot database is designed to interface with all key LVS packages.  
    • Netlist Conversion: SPICE, EDIF, TEGAS, Verilog, Hercules
    • Layout Conversion: GDSII, CIF, Dracula
    • LVS Conversions: Cadence (Dracula, DIVA, Assura), Mentor Graphics (CheckMate, Calibre), Synopsys (Hercules)

Camelot users’ highest priorities are data access and database capability. Camelot provides the optimal solution to the continually expanding needs of the FA lab and design debug team.

Ensuring data consistency is one of the key capabilities of CAD navigation software. The unique design of the internal database structures guarantees that decades old databases are still readable. This is an indispensable feature for all failure analysis, QA and manufacturing organizations.

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