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EXTCHECK(1)		    General Commands Manual		   EXTCHECK(1)

NAME
       extcheck	- check	hierarchical ext(5) files for global node connectivity
       and summarize number of fets, nodes, etc.

SYNOPSIS
       extcheck	[ -c cthresh ] [ -p path ] [ -r	rthresh	] [ -s sym=value  ]  [
       -C ] [ -R ] [ -S	symfile	] [ -T tech ] root

DESCRIPTION
       Extcheck	will read an extracted circuit in the hierarchical ext(5) rep-
       resentation produced by Magic, check to ensure that  all	 global	 nodes
       (those  to  which  a label ending in an exclamantion point is attached)
       are fully connected in the layout, and then print a count of the	number
       of  various  items  (nodes, fets, etc) encountered while	flattening the
       circuit.	 The root of the tree to be processed is the file root.ext; it
       and all the files it references are recursively flattened.

       The following options are recognized:

       -c cthresh
	      Set  the capacitance threshold to	cthresh	femtofarads.  Extcheck
	      will count the number of explicit	internodal capacitors  greater
	      than  cthresh,  the number of nodes whose	capacitance is greater
	      than cthresh, as well as the total number	of nodes.  (Other pro-
	      grams  such  as  ext2sim(1) use this option as a threshold value
	      below which a capacitor will not be output).  The	default	 value
	      for cthresh is 10	femtofarads.

       -p path
	      Normally,	 the  path  to	search for .ext	files is determined by
	      looking for path commands	 in  first  ~cad/lib/magic/sys/.magic,
	      then  ~/.magic,  then .magic in the current directory.  If -p is
	      specified, the colon-separated list of directories specified  by
	      path  is used instead.  Each of these directories	is searched in
	      turn for the .ext	files in a design.

       -r rthresh
	      Set the resistance threshold to rthresh ohms.  Similar in	 func-
	      tion  to -c, but for resistances.	 The default value for rthresh
	      is 10 ohms.

       -s sym=value
	      It's possible to use special attributes attached	to  transistor
	      gates to control the length and width of transistors explicitly,
	      rather than allowing them	to be  determined  by  the  extractor.
	      These  attributes	are of the form	ext:w=width^ or	ext:l=length^,
	      where width or length can	either be numeric, or  textual.	  (The
	      trailing	``^''  indicates  that	these  are transistor gate at-
	      tributes).  If textual, they are treated as symbols which	can be
	      assigned	a  numeric  value  at the time ext2sim is run.	The -s
	      flag is used to assign numeric values to symbols.	 If a  textual
	      symbol appears in	one of the above attributes, but isn't given a
	      numeric value via	-s (or -S below), then it is  ignored;	other-
	      wise,  the  transistor's	length	or width is set	to the numeric
	      value defined for	that symbol.  (This option  is	not  currently
	      used by extcheck,	but it is common to ext2sim(1) and other tools
	      that are written using the extflat(3) library)

       -C     Set the capacitance threshold to infinity.  Because this	avoids
	      any internodal capacitance processing, all tools will run	faster
	      when this	flag is	given.

       -R     Set the resistance threshold to infinity.

       -S symfile
	      Each line	in the file symfile is of  the	form  sym=value,  just
	      like  the	 argument  to  the -s flag above; the lines are	inter-
	      preted in	the same fashion.  (This option	is not currently  used
	      by extcheck, but it is common to ext2sim et. al.)

       -T tech
	      Set  the technology in the output	.sim file to tech.  This over-
	      rides any	technology specified in	the root .ext file.

SEE ALSO
       ext2dlys(1), ext2sim(1),	ext2spice(1), magic(1),	rsim(1), sim2spice(1),
       ext(5), sim(5)

AUTHOR
       Walter Scott

BUGS
       The  -s	mechanism is incomplete; it should allow quantities other than
       transistor lengths and widths to	be specified.

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