SIMPL-er Download



About SIMPLer

SIMPL-er is a simplified version of SIMPL (SIMulations of Profiles from the Layout), which generates cross-sections of IC chips given a fabrication process.

SIMPL-er is written in Java 1.1.2. If your browser does not support Java 1.1.2 or above, you will need to upgrade it to one that does (Netscape 4.5, Internet Explorer 4, HotJava) or download the JRE and run SIMPL-er as an application. If you download the JAR to run SIMPL-er as an application on your computer, you will get extra features and save wear on the server. 


Downloading SIMPLer

The application has several advantages over the applet: it has smaller borders, so if the applet doesn't all fit on your screen, then application may; it can load and save process flows, as well as print projects; it allows you to display patterns in the cross-section.

To run SIMPL-er as an application, you need to get the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from Sun. The JRE is available for windows and solaris platforms here, with links to other ports (including the Mac SDK) here.


Windows: first get the Windows version of the JRE, then download the PC package here, or use the mirror site here. Once you have it, unzip it, and double click on the SIMPLer.bat icon (this assumes that the jre is added into your path).


Macintosh: you should not even need the Mac SDK, just download the macintosh package here, or use the mirror site here. Once you have it, all you need to do is unstuff it and click on the application icon.


UNIX: download the source code or one of the other packages and extract the class files. Then invoke the program from the command line with jre -cp SIMPLer.jar SIMPLer or just java SIMPLer.

If none of these options work for you, and you know how to use java, you can just download all the files for SIMPLer here in JAR. If this link is slow, try downloading from the mirror site, here. You can also download the SPF example files from the source directory here.


For more information, read the help file.
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