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GDSII/OASIS Rasterizer Comparison

August 2018

Artwork has developed a number of different rasterizers over the last 20 years for GDSII (and then subsequently for OASIS) to support specific use cases. The table below summarizes the features of currently available rasterizers.


FeatureNRTCRNextGenRasterQisMRaster
Support for GDSII files? Y Y Y
Support for OASIS files? X Y Y
Rasterize very large (>100,000 vertices) windows using multiple threads in a single rasterizer? Y Y Y
Rasterize multiple smaller windows in parallel threads using multiple independent rasterizers? X X Y
Apply four-point distortion corrections before rasterizing a set of windows? Y X X
Add annotations to the input data before rasterizing a set of windows? Y X X
Perform Boolean Operations on a window from two GDSII/OASIS files and rasterize the results? X X Y
Rasterize a set of polygons NOT present in the input file? X X Y
Generate raster images from multiple files in parallel threads using multiple independent rasterizers? X X Y
Runs on Windows 64 OS? Y Y Y
Runs on Linux 64 OS? X Y Y




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