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 integrate robust and repeatable layout manipulation tools. This includes converters from and to the most common standards  OASIS ® , GDSII, CIF and PostScript.

XYALIS offers a family of converters :


Documentation is an important part of the design process and it is critical to include high quality layout plots to the project reports.

XYALIS GOTdb2ps is a powerful and flexible tool that reads a GDSII or OASIS ® database and generates an encapsulated PostScript file for plotting on any PostScript printer.

  • Supports direct mask printing
  • Simplify plot with layer and cell exclusions
  • Fully customizable

GOTgds2ps is fully integrated with XYALIS IC Layout Manipulation suite and Mask Data Preparation solution and handles standard GDSII or OASIS ® layout format.

GOTgds2ps allows to easily and automatically generate documentation for chip design or library development. It offers many user friendly options to fully customize the output.

Thanks to dedicated options and unlimited precision capabilities, GOTgds2ps is also able to generate PostScript files for direct writing of wafers or photomasks.


gdsii cif postscript conversion

Simple standard cell plot for

gdsii cif postscript conversion

A direct writing PostScript file


GOTdb2cif and GOTcif2db

GOTgds2cif and GOTcif2gds convert GDSII or OASIS ® layout databases into CIF file and reverse. Unlike OASIS ® or GDSII, 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…).

All the converters handle standard GDSII, OASIS ®  formats and work directly on compressed of gzipped files.



  • Fast and safe format conversion


  • Datatypes management
  • User defined units
  • Directly operates on zipped or compressed files