Cadence GPDK


The Cadence Generic Process Design Kits (GPDK) provide device and semiconductor process level information for use with Cadence Virtuoso L, XL, and GXL products. The semiconductor processes represented by these GPDKs are fictitious and do not represent any actual semiconductor process. There are three GPDKs provided by Cadence, representing typical 45nm, 90nm, and 180nm design kits.


Compute Systems Invocation Version(s)
Red Hat Linux (64-bit) % /util/cadence/local/gpdk045_v_3_5/*
% /util/cadence/local/pas_gpdk090/*
% /util/cadence/local/pas_gpdk180/*
3.5 (default)


  1. Download GPDK updates from Cadence's support site. You'll need the current Cadence Reference Key.


  1. Praveen Meduri, lecturer.