A Short Tutorial on PrimeTime EE577B Instructor: Prof. Rashed Z. Behatti Prepared by: Ehsan Pakbaznia Fall 2007 PrimeTime setup Source CAD tools setup file. %source ~ee577/vlsi_tools.csh Check if PrimeTime is installed on your account %which pt_shell You should get the following: /usr/usc/synopsys/2006.12/sparcOS5/syn/bin/pt_shell Start PrimeTime Make a new directory in your root and call it “sta”: %mkdir sta In the “sta” directory make two new directories named “designs” and “scripts” %mkdir designs scripts NOTE: You will use the “designs” directory to copy all your synthesized verilog files (input files for the PrimeTime) and “scripts” directory to keep all the script files. I have prepared a PrimeTime setup file and a sample tcl script file. Please copy these files into your “sta” directory and “sta/scripts/” drirectory, respectively: %cp ~ee577/tmp/.synopsys_pt.setup ~/sta/. %cp ~ee577/tmp/sta_tut.tcl ~/sta/scripts/. NOTE: sta_tut.tcl is just a sample script file. You have to modify this file in order to make it appropriate for your design. Start the PrimeTime shell at~/sta/ directory.%pt_shell PrimeTime displays the version number and copyright notice, followed by the pt_shell prompt. Read the Design and Library Filespt_shell> read_verilog./designs/ex1_design.v Loading verilog file ' .../sta/designs/ex1_design.v' 1 1
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