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 PSF name changed - unable to run anything 

Last post Wed, Dec 12 2012 1:27 PM by Andrew Beckett. 4 replies.
Started by The Setlaz 12 Dec 2012 07:21 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 635 views
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  • Wed, Dec 12 2012 7:21 AM

    • The Setlaz
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    PSF name changed - unable to run anything Reply

    Hi,

     

    I'm having very strange issue here. When I run a transient simulation, the PSF output file is named 'an1.tran' and I am not able to run any OCEAN script on it, nor to do any calculation with the Results Browser and the calculator.

     

    It always return me the same error message in the ICW :

    expression evaluation failed: val is not legal.
    expression evaluation failed: val is not legal.
    expression evaluation failed: v("clk_p" ?result "tran")
    "(\"lowerCase\" 0 t nil (\"*Error* lowerCase: argument #1 should be either a string or a symbol (type template = \\\"S\\\")\" nil))"

     

    But if I write in the ICW :

    plot(v("clk_p" ?result "tran")) 

    It work just fine.

    (same if I use getData( ) )

    I didn't change anything since for this to happen and I have no idea how to fix it.

     

    Thank you.

    Damien

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  • Wed, Dec 12 2012 8:05 AM

    Re: PSF name changed - unable to run anything Reply
    This seems rather strange, and is not behaviour I've seen before.

    What version of the IC tools are you using (Help->About in the CIW will give the subversion). Also which simulator subversion are you using (eg from the spectre output log)?

    Have you set which simulator output format, from Save->Options in ADE. Are you even using ADE? What are the analysis statements at the bottom of your input.scs (assuming you're using spectre).

    Sorry for asking these questions - unfortunately you didn't give much to go on yet.

    Thanks,

    Andrew
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  • Wed, Dec 12 2012 8:13 AM

    • The Setlaz
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    Re: PSF name changed - unable to run anything Reply

     Hi Andrew,

    Sorry for the lack of details.

    ICW version : 5.1.41

    Simulator : bdasim

    Results  Browser : Viva 6.1.5

    Running from script with PSF output format. If I run interactive simulation from ADE (and setting bdaBrsim simulator) in Cadence 5.1.41, then open the PSF in the results browser of Cadence 6.1.15, I don't have any issue.

     

    It was working just fine last week, my simulation results used to be in psf/tran.tran

    Now, it's psf/an1.tran and I can't do anything of it with OCEAN scrip.

     

    Thanks again,

    Damien

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  • Wed, Dec 12 2012 10:00 AM

    • The Setlaz
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    Re: PSF name changed - unable to run anything Reply

    And I forgot to mention, when I type :

    getWorkingDir()

    The command does not return the directory where the results are ? (it's a totally different one - the one from where I started Viva)

     

    Thanks,

    Damien

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  • Wed, Dec 12 2012 1:27 PM

    Re: PSF name changed - unable to run anything Reply

    Damien,

    The name of the file and its contents are under the control of the simulator. You might want to contact Berkeley Design Automation's customer support, as it's their simulator.

    Regards,

    Andrew.

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