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I am a relatively new user of Cadence (I am using Cadence Virtuoso 6.1.0) and am trying to use a .cir model downloaded from Analog Devices in my schematic to more accurately model an amplifier stage. I am following the approach given by Frank Wieldermann in the comments of this link (http://www.cadence.com/Community/blogs/rf/archive/2009/01/07/tip-of-the-week-how-to-simulate-a-subcircuit-netlist-with-spectre-in-ade.aspx) however I am having several issues. I've been trying to figure this out on my own, but it's just been very overwhelming. This is what I've done so far:
(1) I've used spp to convert my .cir to a spectre netlist, .scs.
(2) Since I am using a newer version of Cadence, and scasubckt is CDB and not OA, I tried to convert the scasubckt cell using cdb2oa. However, after instantiating it, I ran into netlist procedure errors.
(3) Therefore, I am trying the myparsubckt that's mentioned in the comments of the above link, i.e.
As it stands now, I have instantiated myparsubckt and have given it my spectre netlist.
Now the issue is, when I simulate it, I get this error: "Unable to descend into any of hte views defined in the view list, 'spectre cmos_sch cmos.sch veriloga schematic" for the myparsubckt cell. I realize that this is because the only view in the myparsubckt cell is "symbol." To this end, I realize that I have to add another view (e.g. veriloga, or spetre, or schematic, or something).
But it's not intuitive to me to see what view I should add, and how I should add it. If you download myparsubckt from the sourcelink site, and load all the files, the myparsubckt cell has only a symbol view, and I realize that "more information" is required to successfully simulate it. Can anyone tell me what view I should add, or how I should do it?
And better yet, if anyone has experience using a .cir SPICE model and being able to instantiate it as a symbol view -- and is willing to help a relatively new user of Cadence, who has spent countless days in misery trying to get this to work! -- I would be more than grateful!