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 Bus connection 

Last post Thu, Nov 29 2012 8:35 AM by rwetz. 4 replies.
Started by rwetz 20 Nov 2012 11:20 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 1070 views
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  • Tue, Nov 20 2012 11:20 AM

    • rwetz
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    Bus connection Reply

    Hi All,

    I'm using SPB16.5, making a schematic with OrCad Capture CIS.

    I made a bus named DATA[0:7] and then wired it with DATA0, DATA1....... etc. Now I need another bus named HSI[0:15]. However, instead of naming the signals HSI0, HSI1..........I want to name them WAKE, SEND, FLAG, and other names not related to HSI. Is this possible? I looked in the help files, but the only format I found was the DATA0, DATA1 format. Is there a work around so I can have different names in my bus? Thanks!

     

    Bob 

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  • Tue, Nov 20 2012 11:40 AM

    • Roger BFS
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    Re: Bus connection Reply

    You can have multiple netname aliases.  Just add them (WAKE, SEND, etc) in addition to the HSIxx names that are still required to identify the bus breakout wires associated with the bus name.

     Regards,

    Roger

    Roger Green - B F Systems, LLC
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  • Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:17 PM

    • rwetz
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    Re: Bus connection Reply
    Thanks Roger! Bob
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  • Wed, Nov 21 2012 4:04 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Bus connection Reply

    I would recommend using the Netgroup function that was added in 16.5. There are two video's on the usage of a netgroup that will do what you need. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsxU-zlkjAE&feature=plcp and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8MSaKGXPOs&feature=plcp

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  • Thu, Nov 29 2012 8:35 AM

    • rwetz
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    Re: Bus connection Reply

    Thanks Steve. I started using netgroups and it's working well.

    One unrelated question......when I'm making connections on a schematic I see a red dot to let me know I can end a wire at a pin. Sometimes there is a dot and sometimes not. I like seeing that red dot. How can I make it appear all the time? Thanks!

    Bob 

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