You should make sure that you are IN '~/ee103' directory by entering 'cd ~/ee103' each time you want to use Cadence. Then you enter 'cadence &' in your console to start Cadence, a Command Interpreter Window (CIW) appears after a Cadence splash window. An example of how the CIW looks like is as follows:
With each new session, Cadence starts a new CDS.log file in
your home directory where all the messages that appear in the CIW
will be stored. Along with the above window, you may also see the Library
Manager Window , which lists all the libraries for your design.
The Library Manager Window
will look like as shown below (when you open Cadence for the first
The library of great importance to you would be the library NCSU_Analog_Parts , which has standard cells and basic circuit elements like current sources, voltage sources, ground, resistors, capacitors etc. More details about the nature and use of the libraries would be given in subsequent sections.
If, at anytime during this tutorial, you want to quit Cadence, make sure you save your work by selecting Save from the Design menu and close the design windows by selecting Close from the Window menu. This will become clear in the sections to follow. After you have closed all your work windows, click on Exit from the File menu. A following window will pop up.
Click on the Yes button and you're done with the Cadence session.
From now on, a simplified convention
will be used to show the sequence of steps for the pull down
For example , File-->Exit will
that you open the pull down menu for File
and then click on Exit. Another example
could be Tools-->Analog Artist -->
Simulation, which will indicate that you pull down the
Tools menu, then click on the Analog Artist button and finally click on the