3.1. Hammer CAD Tools¶
Hammer currently has open-source CAD tool plugins in the
hammer/src/hammer-vlsi/ folder and three repos for CAD tools from commercial vendors:
hammer-cadence-plugins is a public repo but the others are private since they contain tool-specific commands not yet cleared for public release. Access to them may be granted for Hammer users who already have licenses for those tools. See the note about plugins access for instructions for how to request access.
The structure of each repository is as follows:
__init__.pycontains the methods needed to implement the tool
defaults.ymlcontains the default Hammer IR needed by the tool
ACTION is the Hammer action name (e.g.
TOOL_NAME is the name of the tool, which is referenced in your configuration. For example, having
vlsi.core.par_tool_path: par_tool_foo in your configuration would expect a TOOL_NAME of