GTgds2cif and GTcif2gds have been upgraded, see GOTdb2ps

As the cost of design and mask sets have dramatically increased with the most advanced processes, it is critical for design teams and mask data preparation teams to include robust and repeatable layout manipulation tools in their flow in order to increase their productivity and remove risk of error.

Complex flows require the handling of diverse formats with risk of error whenever a format translation is done.

GTgds2cif and GTcif2gds convert GDSII layout databases into CIF file and reverse. CIF is a user readable format.

It is helpful for understanding and debugging databases as well as for building your own generators (ROM code generator…).

GTgds2cif and GTcif2gds are fully integrated in XYALIS layout manipulation suite and in XYALIS Mask Data Preparation solution.

They handle standard GDSII and CIF files and work directly on compressed of gzipped files.

GTgds2cif and GTcif2gds can be run through an intuitive Graphical User Interface or on the command line for automatic processing and easy inclusion in an existing flow.


  • Fast and safe format conversion


  • Datatypes management
  • Magnification factor conversion
  • Circles support
  • User defined units
  • Directly operates on zipped or compressed files
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