John Heighton ([email protected])
Thu, 14 May 1998 11:49:41 +1000


I have used Quad's XTK signal integrity tool extensively, however my
company are thinking of switching to the Mentor Graphics IS_Floorplanner
tool (I think the whole package is/was called ICX), or the new simpler
version of this tool known as IS_Analyzer, as all the other applications
we have are Mentor Graphics.

Is there anyone out there with some hands on experience of one or other
of the aforementioned Mentor tools, if so, I was wondering how effective
you have found the various different functions it has; pre & post layout
signal integrity, interactive routing, & floorplanning?

Is the tool much more complex to use than say, the Quad Tool, and how
long is it likely to take to get up to speed on the tool?

Any input or comments on this subject would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks John Heighton