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 About noise-aware PLL design flow  

Last post Thu, Oct 6 2011 8:22 AM by markushschulz. 2 replies.
Started by sriram123 21 Sep 2010 10:08 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 3561 views
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  • Tue, Sep 21 2010 10:08 AM

    • sriram123
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    About noise-aware PLL design flow Reply

    I started the noise aware PLL design flow using cadence 5.141ISR and MMSIM7.1 spectre. When I run PSS on my PFD/CP bench, it gives me an error saying

    FATAL(CMI-2010): Assertion failed in file 'check.c' at line 499.

    FATAL(SPECTRE-21):Assertion failed.

    Please help me identify the problem.

     

    Thanks

    Sriram Muralidharan

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  • Tue, Sep 21 2010 10:25 AM

    • Tawna
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    Re: About noise-aware PLL design flow Reply

    Hi Sriram,

    On possible reason (although I saw this on older versions...not 7.1):

    Check your vsource statements.  Do they all have a dc value set?  

    If they do not, you will see this error.

    If you put a dc value on the vsource, the error will go away.

     I recommend upgrading to MMSIM 7.2 (latest ISR), as this issue may go away with a newer version of spectre.  Otherwise, please contact Cadence Customer Support.

    best regards,

    Tawna

    Best regards, Tawna Wilsey Staff Support AE, Global Customer Support Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
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  • Thu, Oct 6 2011 8:22 AM

    Re: About noise-aware PLL design flow Reply

    Hi Tawna,

    I have the same problems like Sriram. I tried to set up a PFD/CP simulation with the 'Noise Aware PLL Flow'. I inserted my own PFD/CP circuit into the testbench and set up a PSS and PNOISE simulation. For the oscillation sources I just set up a rectangular signal with a frequency of 25 MHz.

    I dont know where the error comes from. Can you or someone else help me?

    Thanx in advance

    Markus

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