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 model name for normal diode in virtuoso shematic editor 

Last post Wed, Mar 6 2013 9:57 PM by diode model. 6 replies.
Started by madhusudha 29 Jan 2013 07:44 AM. Topic has 6 replies and 2344 views
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  • Tue, Jan 29 2013 7:44 AM

    • madhusudha
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    model name for normal diode in virtuoso shematic editor Reply
    I am using a normal pn diode in circuit. When simulated using ADE L package, an error stating " instance of diode requires a model name first" is shown. What is the model name to be given and where it should be specified? I am not using spectre or Hspice. It is normal diode taken from analogLib.
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  • Thu, Feb 21 2013 5:44 AM

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    Re: model name for normal diode in virtuoso shematic editor Reply
    Hi madhusudha

    There does not seem to be a sample diode model file in IC61x installation so I think perhaps you can use "nmos4" or "pmos4" device from analogLib, join the gate and drain to form a diode and use the mos model file from:

    $CDSHOME/tools/dfII/samples/artist/models/spectre/basicMos.scs

    You can also create your own diode model file as follows:

    a. Open an empty text file and enter the following:

    model myDiode diode is=1.8e-5 rs=1.43 n=1.22

    b. Save the file and add it as one of the model files in ADE

    c. Specify "myDiode" as the model name


    Best regards
    Quek
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  • Wed, Mar 6 2013 9:29 AM

    Re: model name for normal diode in virtuoso shematic editor Reply
    Dear sir...I tried to create my own diode model...But the file format is not accepted...Can you please give me the screen shorts .It is easy to access the diode from the analog lib.Because i have only 14 days to complete my project.I am using cadence virtuoso 6.1.4 ......My mail id:   davidgnanaraj@karunya.edu.in
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  • Wed, Mar 6 2013 3:59 PM

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    Re: model name for normal diode in virtuoso shematic editor Reply

    Hi diode model

    Here are the screenshots. By the way, please avoid posting your personal information (email, mobile number, address, etc) on a public forum. : )

    Best regards
    Quek


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  • Wed, Mar 6 2013 4:00 PM

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    Re: model name for normal diode in virtuoso shematic editor Reply

    Picture 2


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  • Wed, Mar 6 2013 4:01 PM

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    Re: model name for normal diode in virtuoso shematic editor Reply

    Add as one of the model files in ADE-L (Setup->Model files).


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  • Wed, Mar 6 2013 9:57 PM

    Re: model name for normal diode in virtuoso shematic editor Reply

     Dear sir...Thank you so much for your timing help...I got it.....Thank you for your kind advice...May Lord bless you

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Started by madhusudha at 29 Jan 2013 07:44 AM. Topic has 6 replies.