Did you know that you can wave Specman objects in IES-XL *and* also save the wave setup for automatically restarting the simulation? If not, this tech tip is for you! Here is the process:
Step 0 – Once you are happy with your waveform setup, don’t forget the basic step of saving your mix of RTL signals and Specman fields/events using the [File] → [Save] command script menu item in SimVision.
Step 1 - After adding all the desired fields, signals, and events to the waveform, use the “write wave to” Specman command to create an ecom file named <filename>.ecom with all the wave commands Specman needs to recreate your trace setup:
> write wave to <filename>
Step 2 - When you “source” this ecom file in a new simulation, either using “sn @<filename>” in IES-XL or “@<filename>” in stand-alone Specman, the fields and events will be added to a new waveform window.
Important: the environment must be generated (by running the test command) before the trace ecom can be applied. In other words, in the new simulation load the ecom file before sourcing the saved command script
Step 3 - To automate this for follow-on simulations (where “sn_wave” is the <filename> you specified in step 1 above):
% irun -input nc_in.tcl
Where inside the file “nc_in.tcl” you have:
simvision input simvision.svcf
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