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 Pole-Zero analysis 

Last post Wed, Jan 2 2013 5:42 AM by Andrew Beckett. 1 replies.
Started by isazulkc 04 Oct 2012 10:27 AM. Topic has 1 replies and 1281 views
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    • isazulkc
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    Pole-Zero analysis Reply


    It is my first time trying to use pz analysis tool in IC514, so I created a very simple testbench including a simple miller OTA and an ideal svsvs having 1 pole. I got some issues and 3 points to be enlightened :

    - First, when there is only the svcvs in the testbench, the pz summary give the expected result (only one pole). However, when I add the miller OTA in the testbench, the pz summary for the same svcvs give a lot of pole and zero (more than 20) additionnal to the expected pole. However, I noticed that most of them cancel each others. My question is why this happen, even if the only common node between th 2 blocks is VSS ?

    - hence, the second question is how can I display only the pole and zero that are not cancelled ?

    - Third, how to define the right component eval freq, as the MOS are frequency dependent component and the result varies with the eval freq I specify?


    Best Regards

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  • Wed, Jan 2 2013 5:42 AM

    Re: Pole-Zero analysis Reply

    The pz analysis has an option to do pole-zero cancellation, and you can specify the absdiff/reldiff parameters to control how close they are before cancellation. See "spectre -h pz" for more details.

    Note that the component evaluation frequency is for devices where the component value is frequency dependent. That is for things like transmission lines - just because the impedance changes with frequency does not make the evaluation frequency important. Most of the time the evaluation frequency is not important.


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