Tikz for Circuits -1 : Passives

Circuitikz provides a set of macros to type­set­ting elec­tronic net­works. It is based on pgf and TikZ packages. Here is the syntax for basic circuits to typeset using circuitikz in LaTeX tikzpicture environment . Ideal sources 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 \begin{tikzpicture} %——–start graphics code ——– […]

Getting started with TikZ 1

TikZ is a package used for programmatic creation of graphics in LaTex[ more info… ]. Points and paths are the basic elements used to draw pictures in TikZ. Points and Paths Path is drawn between two coordinates in a picture environment by specifying a “path extension operation”. The simplest path […]


.cdsinit is used to initialize the Cadence design environment. When default values are set in .cdsinit file, the settings are loaded into the design environment when Cadence® Design Framework II (DFII) workbench is started. You can store the .cdsinit file in any or all of the following locations. DFII looks […]

Legend Settings in MatLab

This post describes how to handle expression and background color of legend box in MatLab figures. We can print LaTex expressions in legend box, by instructing the legend to interpret the following string as latex expression. Create the handle to legend box and set the interpreter option to latex as […]

Numbering Subplots in MatLab

This post describes how to mark subplots as , , and and give a common title for all subplots. Consider the case where we want to mark subplot(2,2,1) as . The circle around the letter is produced using latex command textcircled{a}. MatLab understands it as a latex command due to […]

Cadence icfb – Tips and Tricks

Cadence comes with a variety of tools. A few among them are listed here… Virtuoso Schematic for schematic capture. Analog Artist (Spectre) for simulation. Virtuoso layout for layout Diva for Postlayout verification Each of these tools are invoked by the typing respective command in the command terminal. The tools and […]

Symbol classifier for LaTex

It is not impossible, but difficult to remember the syntax for all the symbols we use in latex documents. Even I find it painful to go through a cheat-sheet that contain the syntax for the symbols. I came across an online tool, where you can scribble online with mouse and […]

LaTex Table with Colored alternate Rows

To highlight alternate rows in a table with different colors, use the command \rowcolors{1}{blue!15}{white}\rowcolors{1}{blue!15}{white} {2} row number from where alternate colors should start. Row ‘2’ in this case. {blue!15} start with blue color. {white} alternate row color is white Swap the colors, to change the colors ordering. You have to […]