Hierarchical Netlist Extractor for PC Platforms


Maverick is a modern hierarchical netlist extractor, providing extraordinary efficiency as well as comprehensive features and ease of use. It runs on PC under Microsoft Windows NT providing unique productivity in processing of virtually any size VLSI/ULSI designs. The extractor is fully integrated with state-of-the-art Expert Layout Editor, and represents important part of its verification shell along with Savage Design Rule Checker, and Guardian LVS System.

Maverick is used to restore circuit netlist from hierarchically designed mask layout. It accomplishes that by:

  • accurately identifying standard semiconductor devices (transistors, diodes, resistors, capacitances) as well as generic (user-defined) constructions
  • accurately estimating most common parameters for each device
  • extracting hierarchical connectivity with fast runtime and low memory requirements