I’ve been wanting to try plotting or printing the GDS files from my first ASIC for a while, and finally I’ve had some time to have a play.
I used KLayout because it’s easy to change colours, show and hide layers, and export to a high resolution PNG.
I want to make a poster with 3 pictures inside:
- The whole chip,
- Zoomed into the VGA clock macro,
- Zoomed into the standard cells.
Here’s a photo of the print (I know, how meta) of 1:
And number 3:
You can check my layout property files that define colours and layers here: https://github.com/mattvenn/klayout_properties
And I made a video showing how to use KLayout and how to export the PNG files: