1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 27, 2012 3:29 PM by samantha_lizak

    Lump small RC parasitic elements in PEX




      I was wondering if there is any way to lump together very small RC elements generated by Calibre PEX. I would like to extract R+C+CC, but that makes the netlist just explode because of so many parasitic elements. I think it would be great if there is some way to lump very small R and C elements together to reduce the number of parasitic elements. Thank you very much in advance. I am currently using Calibre v2011.2



        • 1. Re: Lump small RC parasitic elements in PEX

          Hi Wonyoung-


          You might try some of the techniques listed in technote mg65571, Removing Small Resistors and Capacitors from the Calibre xRC Netlist.The type of action you are describing is generally referred to as "netlist reduction".


          You can also find some more general discussions in the documentation. In the Calibre xRC Manual, look for the topics "Reduction Techniques" and  "Creating Smaller Netlists" -- these will point out some generally useful SVRF statements.  Calibre Interactive talks about including/excluding nets (so that only the ones you care about have detail), and may also have reduction available under  PEX Options > Misc > Parasitics to Output to RC Netlist. (I have not used the 2011.2 version of Calibre Interactive, so am unsure exactly what is in there.  It is where I'd expect reductions to go, though, as most of the reduction commands do not change the parasitics that get extracted, but only how they are shown in the netlist.)


          The specific commands discussed in the technote and the xRC manual are described in greater depth in the SVRF Reference Manual.


          Best regards-