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Geometrical layout data structures.

A layout is a hierarchical structure. Its purpose is to efficiently represent the geometrical properties of a silicon chip. Hence a layout consists of ‘cells’ which hold geometrical shapes such as polygons on multiple layers. Cells also hold instances of other cells (recursion is not allowed though). Typically a cells correspond to standard-cells or macros and will be instantiated possibly many times. Each cell instance also holds the placement information, i.e. the location, rotation, mirroring and possibly magnification.


Input and output interface definitions for layouts.

The prelude helps to import most commonly used modules.

Traits for layout data types.

Data types used in the data base.

Utility functions for dealing with layouts.