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35,947 Views 2 Replies Last post: Jul 22, 2010 8:06 PM by Raghunandan_KR RSS
Raghunandan_KR Lurker 2 posts since
Jul 20, 2010
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Jul 20, 2010 10:55 AM

Query regarding Calibre 2007.2

Hi,

 

I am a summer intern here at Mentor Graphics Redmond in the High Speed SSD group. I am currently doing my Masters from University of Texas at Austin.

One of the PhD students in my research group had a query regarding Calibre 2007.2. Could anyone please help me out in this?

 

"When running Calibre 2007.2 from Cadence IC.5.1.41, there's an option in the Calibre GUI under Inputs -> Netlist to "Export from schematic viewer."  I want to be able to include specific SPICE files when Calibre generates the netlist directly using this option.

 

It seems like Calibre uses the same settings as Cadence does to generate this netlist.  For example, if I export a Cadence schematic to a .cdl file before running Calibre, Calibre will reuse the same settings (e.g. list of include files).  Is there a variable that I can set in, for example, the .simrc file that will cause Calibre to export from the schematic and include SPICE files?  Also, is there a way I can set the include files in Calibre only so that these don't change the settings for other analog netlisting operations (e.g. in ADE)?  I tried to find these answers in the Calibre documentation, but I couldn't find anything on schematic netlisting."
Thanks a lot,
Regards
Raghu
chris_balcom jedi 423 posts since
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Jul 22, 2010 5:32 PM in response to: Raghunandan_KR
Re: Query regarding Calibre 2007.2

Hi Raghu,

 

Does this TechNote discuss the concepts you're trying to implement?

 

Specify multiple source files, one from schematic viewer...

 

It describes how to include an existing spice file using Calibre Interactive, and also a way to setup similar behavior for Calibre Interactive in conjunction with Virtuoso.

 

Best regards,

Chris

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