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 Verilog-A parser and HSPICE 

Last post Thu, Dec 12 2013 8:56 AM by The Setlaz. 7 replies.
Started by The Setlaz 01 Nov 2013 08:02 AM. Topic has 7 replies and 3072 views
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  • Fri, Nov 1 2013 8:02 AM

    • The Setlaz
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    Verilog-A parser and HSPICE Reply

    Hi,

     

    I'm facing an issue with HSPICE ADE integration with Cadence IC5.

    Basically, Synopsys forces to use their parser (hsp-vcomp) when loading their HSPICE.ile SKILL code to set HSPICE in ADE ...

    Problem is their parser doesn't work ! Actually, 'hsp-vcomp' command to call Synopsys parser has been deprecated for long and is not even existing any more. It causes Verilog-A parsing to fail when closing the text-editor in Cadence environment.

     

    Is there any way to force back the Verilog-A parser to Spectre (as by default)  after loading Synopsys piece of code ?

     

    Thanks !

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  • Mon, Nov 4 2013 3:32 AM

    Re: Verilog-A parser and HSPICE Reply

    This might work - not sure, as I can't test it.

     regVtextTool("veriloga" ?toolName "VerilogA-Editor")

    Regards,

    Andrew.

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  • Tue, Nov 5 2013 8:56 AM

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    Re: Verilog-A parser and HSPICE Reply

     Hi Andrew,

     

    Thanks for the answer. Unfortunately, that didn't fix the problem.

     

    Cheers,

    Damien

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  • Tue, Nov 5 2013 9:27 AM

    Re: Verilog-A parser and HSPICE Reply

    Hi Damien,

    What do you get if you call:

    asiInitVtextToolveriloga()

    Regards,

    Andrew.

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  • Fri, Nov 8 2013 6:57 AM

    • The Setlaz
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    Re: Verilog-A parser and HSPICE Reply

     Hi Andrew,

     

    Sorry for the delay. I don't get Cadence Community Forums post-reply mail notification anymore :s

    asiInitVtextToolveriloga()

    (nil name "veriloga" buildTemplate "VeraBuildFileTemplate"

    parseModule "VerAParseModule" simulator "spectreS" namePrefix

    "ahdl" moduleExt "va" includeCmd "ahdl_include"

    text2CBDAName "veriloga2CDBAName" text2CBDADir "veriloga2CDBADir" CDBA2TextDir

    "CDBA2verilogaDir" netlistProcedure ansSpiceSubcktCall cvCDF t

    IncludeModule "vtextVerilogaIncludeModule" inhNetDefName "_veraGetInhNetDefaultNetName"

     

    Thanks,

    Damien

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  • Fri, Nov 8 2013 7:23 AM

    Re: Verilog-A parser and HSPICE Reply

    Hi Damien,

    Not sure why you don't get the notifiers...

    Anyway, that all looks normal. So I'm not sure what the issue is or quite where the customization has been done. Hard to tell without being able to see it. The right thing to do is to contact Synopsys since it's their interface which is breaking things... I don't like to pass the buck but sometimes it's the only option!

    Regards,

    Andrew.

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  • Fri, Nov 8 2013 8:20 AM

    • The Setlaz
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    Re: Verilog-A parser and HSPICE Reply

     Hi Andrew,

     

    Alright,  no problem. We logged a case with Synopsys.

    Thanks a lot for you help !

     

    Damien

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  • Thu, Dec 12 2013 8:56 AM

    • The Setlaz
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    Re: Verilog-A parser and HSPICE Reply

     Hi,

     

    Just to let you know I've finally found how to revert the parser to Spectre.

    Add the following to your .cdsinit:

    envSetVal("HSPICE.envOpts" "hsp_vacompiler" 'boolean nil)

     

    And Spectre parser will be back !  May it be of any help to anyone else :-)

     

    Note: Synopsys does not seem willingful to help on this...

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