1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 22, 2017 8:42 AM by smithk

    How to specify the controlling current for SpicePrimitive current-controlled voltage or current sources?

    smithk

      How do you specify the controlling current for the SpicePrimative h (Linear Current-Controlled Voltage source - CCVS) symbol f (Linear current-controlled current source - CCCS)?  Note that when I enter a name (value) for the property SOURCENAME, the name that I enter disappears as soon as I press enter.  Is this where you are suppose to specify the controlling current?

        • 1. Re: How to specify the controlling current for SpicePrimitive current-controlled voltage or current sources?
          smithk

          If you are unable to change the CCCS property values of the SOURCENAME and/or GAIN and get the error message This property is not defined. Please define the property before editing. Then add these properties using the Properties Definition Editor as follows.

           

          In PADS Dx Designer,

          1. Select Tools | Property Definition Editor…
          2. Select Advanced>> (if you want to)
          3. Select New Property

           

          1. Check box "Place property in schematic when …"
          2. Change the Name to GAIN
          3. Change the Format to Real

           

          1. Select New Property again
          2. Check box "Place property in schematic when …"
          3. Change the Name to SOURCENAME
          4. Change the Format to Character String

           

          1. Select Apply
          2. Select OK
          3. Select Tools | Update Libraries.  This step is needed for PADS to reload the properties file.