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What's Good AMS Simulator’s Probing? Check Out The SPB16.3 Release!

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You'll need to check into the nifty new probe capabilities in the SPB16.3 Allegro AMS Simulator release

These enhancements will improve your experience with analyzing simulation results especially for dense designs.

 These features include:

  • Easy to use pop-up menu for traces
  • Access to Trace Property and Hide and Show Traces
  • Customizing auto-rotation of trace color from an enhanced color set
  • Controlling background and foreground colors of the Probe Window

For more details, take a look at the screenshots and explanations below
Easy to use pop-up menu for Traces

The context-sensitive menu for traces is more usable with all the trace related options grouped together. When you select a trace and right-click, you get the options within context of the trace.


Access to Trace Property and Hide and Show Traces

You can right-click on the symbol for a trace to get the Trace Properties dialog box. This dialog box gives you a range of choices to change color, pattern, width, and symbol for a selected trace. If you have more than one trace, it is now easier to identify individual traces by changing their color, width, or pattern.


You can choose Hide Trace to hide the selected trace. You can then choose Show All Traces to show hidden traces or hide all traces by choosing Hide All Traces. If you right-click on a location other than the trace in a probe window, you can choose Show All Traces to show hidden traces.

Customizing auto-rotation of trace color from an enhanced color set

You can choose to change the default trace colors from the extended list of 145 supported colors. By default, the first trace is green, but you can open the Color Settings tab of the Probe Settings dialog box to specify your own set of colors and their sequence. You must restart PSpice for the settings to take effect.



Controlling background and foreground colors of Probe Window

You can now specify different colors for the background of the Probe window. The default is black. You can also specify the color of the foreground, such as grids and axis lines.

As always, let me know what you like about these new capabilities.

Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia


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