Length : 1/2 day
For classroom delivery, this course is taught as a half-day session (4 hours).
This course is part of the Spectre Simulator Fundamentals series. In this course, you use the Spectre® Circuit Simulator Measurement Description Language (MDL), a productivity-enhancing tool for simulation and data analysis. Using alias measurement, a Measurement Description Language (MDL) procedure, you can run an analysis and extract information about the performance of the circuit.
You examine how MDL acts as a controller interacting with a variety of inputs, outputs, and tools. You also learn to create MDL measurements and re-use them, and finally run Spectre MDL in standalone and batch modes and observe the measured values in the *.measure output file.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Use the Spectre Ciruit Simulator Measurement Description Language (MDL) to create a measurement alias
- Interact with a variety of inputs, outputs, and tools using MDL
- Identify the contents of a Spectre MDL file
- Define and use a measurement alias for common measurements in Spectre
- Construct Spectre MDL expressions using its data types, operators and built-in functions
- Evaluate MDL expressions using looping and control statements
- Set up and run Spectre MDL in standalone and batch modes
- Use the wildcard (\*) in the MDL control file for mapping all signals
- Postprocess MDL measurements
Software Used in This Course
Spectre Classic Simulator, Spectre Multi-Mode Simulation, Cadence® Design Framework II, Virtuoso® Visualization and Analysis XL
Modules in this Course
- Measurement Description Language
- Appendix: Spectre Command-Line Options
Analog Designers , Chip Designers, RF Designers, IC Designers, Design Engineers, Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Designers
You must have:
- A basic knowledge of analog circuit design
- The ability to read and understand analog circuit netlists
- An understanding of DC, Transient and AC analyses and their measurements
Or you must have completed the following course:
It is also recommended to take the Spectre Simulator Fundamentals S2: Large-Signal Analyses course covering DC and transient analysis or have an understanding of DC, Transient and AC analyses as this course involves measurements after performing these analyses.