Peardrop Design Systems
Glade (Gds, Lef And Def Editor), is a IC layout and schematic editor capable of reading and writing common EDA formats. With built in DRC, extraction and LVS you can generate and verify schematics and layout in a single customisable tool. Glade can load and display large design databases with its fast, lightweight object-oriented database. Released now for over 10 years, Glade was the first free layout editor available for Windows. Glade uses the Qt cross-platform GUI toolkit for a modern GUI and OpenGL for hardware accelerated graphics when available to give superior display speeds, but also supports software rendering for older hardware. Glade is extendable using Python scripting, allowing access to the database and gui via SWIG wrapping of C++ functions.
Glade is currently built and available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X using the Qt gui toolkit. So it will run on your laptop or office servers.
IMPORTANT: Glade schematic dbu has been changed in version 4.6.16 to 160 for compatibility with 3rd party tools. This means existing schematic/symbol libraries will be displayed at the wrong scale until you migrate them. In order to use unmodifed libraries, you should replace the 'basic' library in the distribution directory with the one from the 'old_libs' directory, and set an environment variable GLADE_OLD_SCH_DBU to "yes". Please make backups!
Download the Windows 32 bit build (tested on Windows 10) version 4.6.17
Download the Windows XP 32 bit build (tested on Windows XP) version 4.6.17
Download the Windows 64 bit build (tested on Windows 10) version 4.6.17
Download the Linux 64 bit build for RHEL6 (tested on CentOs 6.8) version 4.6.17
Download the Linux 64 bit build for RHEL7 (tested on CentOS 7) version 4.6.17
Download the Linux 64 bit build for Ubuntu (tested on Ubuntu 14.04) version 4.6.17
Download the Linux 32 bit build for Ubuntu (tested on Ubuntu 14.04) version 4.6.17
Download the Linux 64 bit build for Ubuntu (tested on Ubuntu 16.04) version 4.6.17
Download the Mac OS X 64 bit build (tested on OS X 10.13 aka High Sierra) version 4.6.17
Here is a list of the latest changes.
The Glade User Forum can be found here.
Here is a basic user guide.
Glade is featured in a poster to be presented at ISCAS 2017.
The academic mixed signal physical design kit using Glade and SpiceOpus is available here.
A Glade design kit for the NCSU 15nm example finfet process is available here.
A compatible build (21/12/2016) of the Spice3 simulator with a Qt gui is also available:
Mac OS X 64 bit
Windows 32 bit
Windows 64 bit
Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit
Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit
Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit
RHEL 6.8 64 bit
RHEL 7 64 bit
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