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Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Jun 09th, 2009, 6:02am
 
I heard a rumor that Cadence VPCD(Virtuoso Passive Component Designer) is End-Of-Life.

Is this true ?
If so, when will it be excluded from MMSIM package ?
Any expert of Cadence Tools, teach me.
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Re: Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Reply #1 - Jun 9th, 2009, 7:25am
 
I posted a question previously and Andrew said VPCD is in limited-support mode, so I wouldn't be surprised if its EOL now.

http://www.designers-guide.org/Forum/YaBB.pl?num=1234900114/0#1

The tool always seemed incomplete to me and Andrew also mentioned that the 'custom inductor/transformer' features have been dropped (although they are still present in the GUI).
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Re: Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Reply #2 - Jun 10th, 2009, 3:51am
 
oermens wrote on Jun 9th, 2009, 7:25am:
The tool always seemed incomplete to me.

See the followings.
http://www.designers-guide.org/Forum/YaBB.pl?num=1169632704/8#8
http://www.edaboard.com/viewtopic.php?t=335639
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Re: Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Reply #3 - Jun 14th, 2009, 9:02pm
 
Cadence told their existing customers in 2008 Q4 that they were discontinuing development and sales of their VPCD and VRFD products. It was supposedly a business decision due to lack of sales.

Cadence's normal procedure is to keep the code in their installation until it becomes so obsolete that it doesn't work anymore. They won't really cut off any existing users (who are paying on-going maintenance), but they also won't allow any new purchases of licenses for those products.
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Re: Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Reply #4 - Jun 15th, 2009, 1:13am
 
pelliman wrote on Jun 14th, 2009, 9:02pm:
Cadence's normal procedure is to keep the code in their installation until it becomes so obsolete that it doesn't work anymore.
They won't really cut off any existing users (who are paying on-going maintenance).
I don't think so.

I can't launch pakage modeler even as stand alone tool by invoking "pkg" command now although an executable binary file of package modeler still exists as "$CDS_INST_DIR/tools/dfII/bin/pkg".

http://www.designers-guide.org/Forum/YaBB.pl?num=1207809848/2#2
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Reply #5 - Jun 26th, 2009, 3:40am
 
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Re: Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Reply #6 - Jun 27th, 2009, 2:27am
 
pelliman wrote on Jun 14th, 2009, 9:02pm:
but they also won't allow any new purchases of licenses for those products.
Current status of VPCD is right this.
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Re: Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Reply #7 - Jul 10th, 2009, 6:11am
 
It's end-of-lifed, as references have noted. We continue to support critical issues for key customers, but there will be no new sales.

The general process is to leave the executables around for a while, so that legacy users can still use them, but after a few releases they will be removed. As I just appended in the post by Pancho Hideboo about pkg, pkg has been removed in IC61X.

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Re: Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Reply #8 - Jan 15th, 2010, 1:45am
 
Is there any tool from competitors similar to VPCD?

If no, how to best do now what VPCD used to do (e.g. designing spiral inductors)?

Thanks.
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Re: Cadence VPCD is EOL ?
Reply #9 - Jan 15th, 2010, 2:01am
 
analogger wrote on Jan 15th, 2010, 1:45am:
Is there any tool from competitors similar to VPCD?
For example, use followings.
http://www.lorentzsolution.com/peakview_emd.html
http://www.helic.com/velocerf/features
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