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Examples Guide

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1
Designs ...........................................................................................5
Section 1.1
ADC8 .......................................................................................... 5
Section 1.1.1
Section 1.1.2
Section 1.1.3
Section 1.1.4

Section 1.2
Section 1.3
Section 1.4

ADC8_Testbench .......................................................................... 5
DAC8_Testbench .......................................................................... 6
COMP_DC_Testbench .................................................................. 8
COMP_TRAN_Testbench.............................................................. 9

ADC Behavioral ..................................................................... 10


Bargraph .................................................................................. 10
BusesAndArrays ....................................................................... 10

Section 1.4.1
Section 1.4.2
Section 1.4.3
Section 1.4.4
Section 1.4.5

Section 1.5
Section 1.6
Section 1.7
Section 1.8
Section 1.9
Section 1.10
Section 1.11

Simple Buses .............................................................................. 10


Splitting Buses ............................................................................ 10
Port Bundles ............................................................................... 10
1-Dimensional Arrays ................................................................. 11
2-Dimensional Arrays ................................................................. 11

CCD Imager .............................................................................. 11


Comparator One Bit.............................................................. 11
CPU .......................................................................................... 11
DecayMeasurement-Verilog ................................................... 11
DLatch ...................................................................................... 11
GaAsAmp ................................................................................. 11
GlobalNets ............................................................................... 12

Section 1.11.1
Section 1.11.2
Section 1.11.3
Section 1.11.4

Section 1.12
Section 1.13

ICResistors ............................................................................... 15
Inverter .................................................................................... 16

Section 1.13.1
Section 1.13.2
Section 1.13.3

Section 1.14
Section 1.15
Section 1.16
Section 1.17
Section 1.18

AC Analysis ................................................................................. 30

Parameterized_NAND ............................................................. 34

Section 1.20.1

Section 1.21

MOSFET with 4- and 3-terminal symbols ................................... 28


NMOS with IEEE and IEC symbols .............................................. 29
Adder with 3 different symbols ................................................. 29

OpAmp ..................................................................................... 30

Section 1.19.1

Section 1.20

DC Operating Point Analysis....................................................... 16


DC Transfer Analysis and Parameter Sweep .............................. 21
Transient Analysis ...................................................................... 24

Lights (Traffic Light Controller) ................................................ 27


LinearFeedbackShiftRegister ................................................... 28
MonitorVoltageRange-Verilog ................................................ 28
MOS_Subthreshold ................................................................. 28
MultipleSymbolViews .............................................................. 28

Section 1.18.1
Section 1.18.2
Section 1.18.3

Section 1.19

Simple Global Nets ..................................................................... 12


Separate Power Supplies............................................................ 12
Renaming Separate Power Supplies .......................................... 14
Renaming Separate Power Supplies Alternate Method ......... 15

Using Subcircuits ........................................................................ 34

PLL-Behavioral ......................................................................... 38

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Section 1.23
Section 1.24
Section 1.25
Section 1.26
Section 1.27
Section 1.28

Pseudo-random Bit Sequence-Verilog .................................... 39


ReadTextFile-Verilog ............................................................... 39
Resonator ................................................................................ 39
RingOscillator........................................................................... 39
RingOscillator-Behavioral ........................................................ 39
RingVCO ................................................................................... 39
SpiceOutput ............................................................................. 39

Section 1.28.1
Section 1.28.2
Section 1.28.3
Section 1.28.4

Section 1.29
Section 1.30

SPICE Primitives .......................................................................... 39


Passing parameters down hierarchy .......................................... 41
Subcircuits .................................................................................. 42
SPICE Export Control property ................................................... 45

Stimuli ...................................................................................... 46
XOR .......................................................................................... 46

Section 2
Process ......................................................................................... 46
Section 2.1
Gallium Arsenide (GaAs).......................................................... 46
Section 2.2
Generic 0.25um ....................................................................... 46
Section 2.2.1
Section 2.2.2
Section 2.2.3
Section 2.2.4
Section 2.2.5

Section 2.3
Section 2.4
Section 2.5
Section 2.6
Section 2.7
Section 2.8
Section 2.9
Section 2.10

Analog Symbols Library .............................................................. 46


Device Symbols Library .............................................................. 46
I/O Pad Symbols Library ............................................................. 46
Logic Gate Symbols Library ........................................................ 47
Technology Files ......................................................................... 47

MOSIS Scalable AMIS 0.8um ................................................... 47


MOSIS Scalable AMIS 1.2um ................................................... 47
MOSIS Scalable HP 0.5um ....................................................... 48
MOSIS Scalable Orbit 1.2um ................................................... 48
MOSIS Scalable Orbit 2.0um ................................................... 48
Native Orbit 1.2um .................................................................. 48
Native Orbit 2.0um .................................................................. 49
Generic Standard Libraries ...................................................... 49

Section 2.10.1
Section 2.10.2
Section 2.10.3
Section 2.10.4

Device Symbols Library .............................................................. 49


Miscellaneous Symbols Library .................................................. 49
SPICE Command Symbols Library............................................... 49
SPICE Element Symbols Library .................................................. 50

Section 3
Automated Operations .................................................................. 50
Section 3.1
S-Edit TCL Scripts ..................................................................... 50
Section 3.1.1
Section 3.1.2
Section 3.1.3
Section 3.1.4
Section 3.1.5
Section 3.1.6
Section 3.1.7
Section 3.1.8
Section 3.1.9

Calculator - TK ............................................................................ 50
Change Symbol Property Size .................................................... 50
Change WhenNotEval Property ................................................. 50
Copy Cells ................................................................................... 50
Copy Cells Traverse Hierarchy ................................................. 50
Delete Empty Schematic View ................................................... 50
Delete Property .......................................................................... 50
Find Property on Instance - TK ................................................... 50
Find and Rename Instance ......................................................... 51

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Section 3.1.10
Section 3.1.11
Section 3.1.12
Section 3.1.13

Section 3.2

L-Edit UPI Macros .................................................................... 53

Section 3.2.1
Section 3.2.2
Section 3.2.3
Section 3.2.4
Section 3.2.5
Section 3.2.6
Section 3.2.7
Section 3.2.8
Section 3.2.9
Section 3.2.10
Section 3.2.11
Section 3.2.12
Section 3.2.13
Section 3.2.14
Section 3.2.15
Section 3.2.16
Section 3.2.17
Section 3.2.18
Section 3.2.19
Section 3.2.20
Section 3.2.21
Section 3.2.22
Section 3.2.23
Section 3.2.24
Section 3.2.25
Section 3.2.26
Section 3.2.27
Section 3.2.28
Section 3.2.29
Section 3.2.30
Section 3.2.31
Section 3.2.32
Section 3.2.33
Section 3.2.34
Section 3.2.35
Section 3.2.36
Section 3.2.37
Section 3.2.38
Section 3.2.39
Section 3.2.40
Section 3.2.41

Section 3.3
Section 3.3.1

Change Port and Netlabels......................................................... 51


Force Callback ............................................................................ 51
Hello World - TK ......................................................................... 51
Resizing Text - TK........................................................................ 51
Add to Find ................................................................................. 53
Boolean Operations ................................................................... 53
Capacitor .................................................................................... 53
Change Instance Name to Include Rotation Parameter ............ 53
Change Layer .............................................................................. 53
Change Layer and Duplicate....................................................... 54
Change Layer and Grow ............................................................. 54
Create Contact ........................................................................... 54
Copy Layer Rendering ................................................................ 54
Create Derived Layer .................................................................. 55
Delete Layer ............................................................................... 55
Dialog Examples ......................................................................... 55
Gear 55
Generate Derived Layer in Subcell ............................................. 55
Goto 56
Grow Via ..................................................................................... 56
Hello World ................................................................................ 56
Hide Layer with GDS DataType = 1............................................. 56
Hierarchical Instance Location ................................................... 56
Import GDS Copy Cell ................................................................. 57
Instance and Rotate a T-Cell ...................................................... 57
Instance a Cell ............................................................................ 57
Interface ..................................................................................... 57
Drawing Mode Keyboard Shortcuts ........................................... 58
MFC 58
MOSFET ...................................................................................... 58
Move 58
Palette ........................................................................................ 58
Perimeter ................................................................................... 58
Place Ports .................................................................................. 59
Polar Array.................................................................................. 59
Port List ...................................................................................... 59
Properties ................................................................................... 59
Read from Text File and Instance T-Cell ..................................... 59
Rename Cell ............................................................................... 60
Resistor....................................................................................... 60
Run L-Edit in Command Mode and Load a Macro ..................... 60
Selected Polygon Vertex Summary Report ................................ 60
Set Layer Rendering ................................................................... 61
Spiral 61
Spring 61

L-Edit T-Cells ............................................................................ 61


Buffer 61
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Section 3.3.2
Section 3.3.3
Section 3.3.4
Section 3.3.5
Section 3.3.6
Section 3.3.7
Section 3.3.8
Section 3.3.9
Section 3.3.10
Section 3.3.11
Section 3.3.12
Section 3.3.13
Section 3.3.14

Section 3.4
Section 3.4.1

Change T-Cell Name ................................................................... 61


Concentric Tori ........................................................................... 61
Decoder ...................................................................................... 62
Ellipse 62
Layout Text Generator ............................................................... 62
Matched Dual Capacitor Array ................................................... 62
MOSFET ...................................................................................... 62
Rounded Rectangle .................................................................... 62
Segmented Tori .......................................................................... 63
Spiral 63
T-Cell Builder .............................................................................. 63
T-Cell Calls Another T-Cell .......................................................... 63
Test Pattern Generator .............................................................. 63

L-Edit Bindkeys ........................................................................ 63


Cadence ...................................................................................... 63

Section 4
Additional Examples ...................................................................... 64
Section 4.1
T-Spice External C Models ....................................................... 64
Section 4.1.1
Section 4.1.2
Section 4.1.3
Section 4.1.4
Section 4.1.5

Section 4.2
Section 4.2.1
Section 4.2.2
Section 4.2.3
Section 4.2.4

Diode 64
MOS1 64
Resistor....................................................................................... 64
Switch64
VCO 65

L-Edit Layer Setup .................................................................... 65


Black Background ....................................................................... 65
Multiple Vias .............................................................................. 65
Pastel Colors ............................................................................... 65
Stripes......................................................................................... 65

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Section 1

Designs

Section 1.1

ADC8

DesignType:
Features:
Section 1.1.1
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Mixed-Signal
S-Edit, T-Spice, W-Edit
ADC8_Testbench
\Designs\BusesAndArrays\ADC8.tanner
ADC8_Testbench

This example illustrates the transient analysis of T-Spice on an 8-bit successive approximation ADC.
The ADC includes an 8-bit R2R DAC.

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Section 1.1.2
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

DAC8_Testbench
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DAC8_Testbench

This example illustrates the calculation of the differential non-linearity (DNL) of an 8-bit R2R DAC
across all 256 bit inputs.

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Section 1.1.3
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

COMP_DC_Testbench
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COMP_DC_Testbench

This example illustrates a DC simulation of the comparator used in the 8-bit ADC.

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Section 1.1.4
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

COMP_TRAN_Testbench
\Designs\BusesAndArrays\ADC8.tanner
COMP_TRAN_Testbench

This example illustrates a transient simulation of the comparator used in the 8-bit ADC.

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Section 1.2

ADC Behavioral

Section 1.3

Bargraph

Section 1.4

BusesAndArrays

DesignType:
Features:
Section 1.4.1
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Digital
S-Edit
Simple Buses
\Designs\BusesAndArrays\BusesAndArrays.tanner
Top_SimpleBus

This example illustrates the basic syntax and usage of buses and arrays. An 8-bit wide bus, In<1:8>, is
split into two buses, one containing the even numbered bits and the other containing the odd
numbered bits. The third value in the bus specification, indicating a step value of 2, is used to
perform this split. The even numbered bits connect to a 4x array of inverters, and the odd numbered
bits connect to a 4x array of buffers. The inverter and the buffer each have a single input and output
connection, so the 4x arrays of each of these provides a 4-bit wide input and output connection to
match the dimension of the buses that connect to them. When connecting buses to instances or
arrays of instances, it is important to make sure that the dimensions match. Invoking Tools > Design
Checks will issue warnings for mismatched bus and instance dimensions. The output of the inverters
and the output of the buffers are then combined to form an 8-bit wide output bus, Out<1:8>.
Section 1.4.2
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Splitting Buses
\Designs\BusesAndArrays\BusesAndArrays.tanner
Top_SplitBus

This example illustrates the labeling requirements when splitting buses. An 8-bit wide bus, In<0:7>,
is input to an 8x array of inverters, and an 8-bit wide bus, D<0:7>, is output. The 8-bit bus D<0:7> is
then split into a 5-bit wide bus, D<3:7>, and a 3-bit wide bus, D<0:2>. Note that whenever there is a
T-junction of buses, all branches of the T must be explicitly labeled in order to unambiguously
identify the dimension and components of each branch. Individual bits D<2>, D<1>, and D<0> are
then ripped from the bus and connected to a buffer, inverter, and another buffer, and output as
nets Q, R, and S, respectively.
Section 1.4.3
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Port Bundles
\Designs\BusesAndArrays\BusesAndArrays.tanner
Top_PortBundle

This example illustrates the use of port bundles in a symbol. This example is similar to Top_SplitBus,
however here the 8-bit input bus, In<0:7>, is connected to a single instance, Inv8a, rather than to an

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array. The symbol of Inv8a contains an 8-bit port bundle, A<0:7>, to which the input bus is
connected, thereby matching dimensions of the bus with the instance connection. The port bundle
can be a single bus, A<0:7>, as is the case in this example, or it could be a collection of buses and
nets, such as A<0:4:2>, B<0:3>, C. The output of the instance is an 8-bit port bundle, Out<0:7>
which connects to an 8-bit wide bus, Qu, Rb, Su, D<3:7>. The 8-bit bus Qu, Rb, Su, D<3:7> is then
split into a 5-bit wide bus, D<3:7>, and a 3-bit wide bus, Qu, Rb, Su. Individual bits Qu, Rb, and Su
are then ripped from the bus and connected to a buffer, inverter, and another buffer, and output as
nets Q, R, and S, respectively.
Section 1.4.4
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

1-Dimensional Arrays
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Top_1DArrays

This example illustrates how to connect the input and output of an array to form a connection in
series. The input into the 5x array of inverters is In, N<0>, N<1>, N<2>, N<3>, and the output is
N<0>, N<1>, N<2>, N<3>, Out. Notice the offset by one in the position of N<0:3> in the naming of
the input and output buses. This causes the output of one inverter to be connected to the input of
the next inverter. The connection is formed by naming the output and input labels with the same
name. There does not need to be a wire actually making a connection. In addition, as can be seen
for the input, no physical wire connection is made between the In port and the bus. For the output,
a wire connection is made and the net is labeled Out to match that of the Out port. Either method
will produce the same result.
Section 1.4.5
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

2-Dimensional Arrays
\Designs\BusesAndArrays\BusesAndArrays.tanner
Top_2DArrays

This example illustrates the usage and syntax of two dimensional arrays. Arrays Left, Top, Bottom,
and Right are 1-D arrays which are connected to around the perimeter of a 2-D array Cen using a
connection by name, similar to that used in Top_1DArrays.

Section 1.5

CCD Imager

Section 1.6

Comparator One Bit

Section 1.7

CPU

Section 1.8

DecayMeasurement-Verilog

Section 1.9

DLatch

Section 1.10

GaAsAmp

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Section 1.11
DesignType:
Features:
Section 1.11.1
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

GlobalNets
Digital
S-Edit
Simple Global Nets
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Top_GlobalNets

Global nets in S-Edit are connected through the design hierarchy, without explicitly placing ports for
them at every level. In this example there are two cores, CoreHV_Global and CoreLV_Global
instanced in cell Top_GlobalNets. Inside CoreHV_Global, we have instances of Block2 and Block3,
and inside CoreLV_Global we have instances of Block1 and Block2. These can be seen in the .subckt
definitions of CoreHV_Global and CoreLV_Global in the netlist below. Each schematic of Block1,
Block2, and Block3 has a global symbol for Vdd and Gnd.
In this design, Vdd and Gnd are global, and are connected through the entire design hierarchy.
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt Block1 In Out Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt Block2 In1 In2 Out1 Out2 Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt Block3 In1 In2 Out Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt CoreHV_Global A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd
XU1 A1 A2 B1 Gnd Vdd Block3
XU2 A2 A3 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd Block2
.ends
.subckt CoreLV_Global A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd
XU1 A1 B1 Gnd Vdd Block1
XU2 A2 A3 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd Block2
.ends
XCoreHV_Global_1 N_3 N_5 N_2 N_4 N_1 N_6 Gnd Vdd CoreHV_Global
XCoreLV_Global_1 N_10 N_8 N_11 N_9 N_12 N_7 Gnd Vdd CoreLV_Global
.end
Section 1.11.2

Separate Power Supplies

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S-Edit Design:
Cell:

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Top_VddIsolation

This example illustrates how to isolate the global Vdd nets contained inside two cells. Consider the
two core cells in the Top_GlobalNets design. We wish to isolate the global Vdd in CoreHV_Global
from the global Vdd in CoreLV_Global.
The design in Top_VddIsolation has been modified by adding netcaps for Vdd in CoreHV_VddNetCap
and CoreLV_VddNetCap. The name of the netcap must match the name of the net being capped,
including case sensitivity, in order for the net to be properly capped. Notice now that Vdd no longer
appears in the parameter list for the definition of CoreHV_VddNetCap and CoreLV_VddNetCap in the
netlist below, and is correspondingly absent in the calls to CoreHV_VddNetCap and
CoreLV_VddNetCap in the main circuit. The Vdd inside subcircuit CoreHV_VddNetCap and the Vdd
inside subcircuit CoreLV_VddNetCap are therefore not connected to each other.
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt Block1 In Out Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt Block2 In1 In2 Out1 Out2 Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt Block3 In1 In2 Out Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt CoreHV_VddNetCap A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 Gnd
XU1 A1 A2 B1 Gnd Vdd Block3
XU2 A2 A3 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd Block2
.ends
.subckt CoreLV_VddNetCap A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 Gnd
XU1 A1 B1 Gnd Vdd Block1
XU2 A2 A3 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd Block2
.ends
XCoreHV_VddNetCap_1 N_2 N_3 N_4 N_1 N_5 N_6 Gnd CoreHV_VddNetCap
XCoreLV_VddNetCap_1 N_12 N_11 N_10 N_7 N_8 N_9 Gnd CoreLV_VddNetCap
.end
The Vdd nets in CoreHV_VddNetCap and CoreLV_VddNetCap can be reconnected by removing the
netcaps, or alternatively by placing the following command in the SPICE netlist:
.global Vdd
The .global command can be automatically put into the netlist in S-Edit, by creating a symbol with
the following property:
SPICE.OUTPUT = .global Vdd

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The symbol can then be instanced at the top level of the design. An example of this can be viewed
by opening design example Top_VddReconnectNetCap.
Section 1.11.3
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Renaming Separate Power Supplies


\Designs\GlobalNets\GlobalNets.tanner
Top_VddIsolationRename

This example illustrates how to isolate the global Vdd nets in two cells from each other, and to
connect to them with unique names. Consider the two core cells in the Top_VddIsolationRename
design. In Top_VddIsolation, we isolated the Vdd in CoreHV_VddNetCap from the Vdd in
CoreLV_VddNetCap. We now wish to connect to CoreHV_VddNetCap with a net named Vdd_5v and
to CoreLV_VddNetCap with a net named Vdd_3v.
In this example, the design in Top_VddIsolationRename has been modified by adding In ports
Vdd_HV and Vdd_LV to cores CoreHV_VddRename and CoreLV_VddRename respectively, both on
the schematic and symbol views. On the schematic views, the new ports are connected to the
netcaps, thus continuing the propagation of the Vdd net up the hierarchy, but with a different
name. In the calls in the main circuit, you can see nets Vdd_5v connecting to cores
CoreHV_VddRename and Vdd_3v connecting to CoreLV_VddRename.
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt Block1 In Out Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt Block2 In1 In2 Out1 Out2 Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt Block3 In1 In2 Out Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt CoreHV_VddRename A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 Vdd Gnd
XU1 A1 A2 B1 Gnd Vdd Block3
XU2 A2 A3 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd Block2
.ends
.subckt CoreLV_VddRename A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 Vdd Gnd
XU1 A1 B1 Gnd Vdd Block1
XU2 A2 A3 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd Block2
.ends
XCoreHV_VddRename_1 N_2 N_3 N_4 N_1 N_5 N_6 Vdd_5v Gnd
CoreHV_VddRename
XCoreLV_VddRename_1 N_12 N_11 N_10 N_7 N_8 N_9 Vdd_3v Gnd
CoreLV_VddRename
.end

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Section 1.11.4
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Renaming Separate Power Supplies Alternate Method


\Designs\GlobalNets\GlobalNets.tanner
Top_VddIsolationRenameAlt

This example illustrates another way to isolate the global Vdd nets in two cells from each other, and
to connect to them with unique names. Consider the two core cells in the Top_VddIsolation design.
In Top_VddIsolation, we isolated the Vdd in CoreHV_Global from the Vdd in CoreLV_Global. We now
wish to connect to CoreHV_Global with a net named Vdd_5v and to CoreLV_Global with a net
named Vdd_3v.
In this example, the design in Top_VddIsolation has been modified by adding Global ports Vdd_5v
and Vdd_3v to the schematic views of cores CoreHV_VddRenameGlobal and
CoreLV_VddRenameGlobal respectively. The new ports are connected to the netcaps, thus
continuing the propagation of the Vdd net up the hierarchy, but with a different name. The name of
the Global port takes precedence over the name of the netcap. In the calls in the main circuit, you
can see net Vdd_5v connecting to CoreHV_VddRenameGlobal and Vdd_3v connecting to
CoreLV_VddRenameGlobal.
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt Block1 In Out Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt Block2 In1 In2 Out1 Out2 Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt Block3 In1 In2 Out Gnd Vdd
.ends
.subckt CoreHV_VddRenameGlobal A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd
XU1 A1 A2 B1 Gnd Vdd Block3
XU2 A2 A3 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd Block2
.ends
.subckt CoreLV_VddRenameGlobal A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd
XU1 A1 B1 Gnd Vdd Block1
XU2 A2 A3 B2 B3 Gnd Vdd Block2
.ends
XCoreLV_VddRenameGlobal_1 N_12 N_11 N_10 N_7 N_8 N_9 Gnd Vdd_3v
CoreLV_VddRenameGlobal
XCoreHV_VddRenameGlobal_1 N_2 N_3 N_4 N_1 N_5 N_6 Gnd Vdd_5v
CoreHV_VddRenameGlobal
.end

Section 1.12

ICResistors
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Section 1.13
DesignType:
Features:

Inverter
Digital
S-Edit
T-Spice Analysis Examples DC_Op_Point, DC_Sweep, Monte_Carlo,
Parameter_Sweep, Transient

Section 1.13.1
S-Edit Design:
T-Spice Netlist:
Cell:

DC Operating Point Analysis


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\Designs\Inverter\SimulationResults\InverterOP.sp
Inverter_TestBench OperatingPoint Schematic

DC operating point analysis finds a circuits steady-state condition, obtained (in principle) after the
input voltages have been applied for an infinite amount of time.
Each of the components visible in the schematic has properties associated with it. Properties are
textual elements, created in S-Edit, that are attached to an object and provide key information
about its design and simulation commands in T-Spice. If you "push in" to open a specific instance,
you can see that the physical dimensions of the component
M1n in the inverter are defined by the properties:
M=1
W = 1.5u
L = 0.25u
M1n is an instance of the symbol NMOS_2_5v, which represents an n-channel MOSFET transistor.
Properties that describe the operation of a generic n-channel MOSFET are defined at the symbol
level. Properties specific to component M1n, such as length and width, are defined when M1n is
created. Property values defined at the component level take precedence over default (symbol)
values.
1.13.1.1.

SPICE Simulation Setup in S-Edit

Prior to running the T-Spice simulation, the analysis commands and all processing options need to
be established. This is accomplished using the Setup SPICE Simulation dialog in S-Edit.
Ensure that you are viewing the top level schematic. For this example, the top level cell is named
Inverter_TestBench. Right-click on Inverter_TestBench in the Libraries window and use Open View to
select the schematic OperatingPoint.
Use Setup > SPICE Simulation to launch the Setup SPICE Simulation dialog. The proper simulation
settings for the Inverter_TestBench example have already been entered for you. Note that the DC
Operating Point Analysis box is checked. Also note the settings in the General options for File Search
Path and Library Files. Export the Netlist to T-Spice.

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1.13.1.2.

Export Netlist to T-Spice

In the Inverter_Testbench - Operating Point schematic, use Tools > Design Checks > View and
Hierarchy to execute the Design Checker. The Design Checker will display any violation or errors in
the Command window. There should not be any errors in Inverter_Testbench - Operating Point.
Press the T-Spice icon ( ) to export a T-Spice netlist file named InverterOP.sp. S-Edit will launch TSpice with the InverterOP.sp netlist open:
1.13.1.3.

T-Spice Input

********* Simulation Settings - General section *********


.option search="\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmTech"
.lib "Generic_025.lib" TT
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: Inverter / Cell: Inverter_TestBench
/ Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research,
* Info: Operating point analysis testbench of
* Date: 10/15/2008 9:49:36 AM

/ View: OperatingPoint
Team
Inc.
an inverter

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* Revision: 46
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt INV A Out Gnd Vdd
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: Generic250nmLogicGates / Cell: INV / View: Main / Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: Inverter
* Date: 5/30/2008 4:06:39 PM
* Revision: 13
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------MM1n Out A Gnd 0 NMOS25 W=1.5u L=250n AS=975f PS=4.3u AD=975f
PD=4.3u
MM2p Out A Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=3u L=250n M=2 AS=3.9p PS=14.6u AD=2.25p
PD=7.5u
.ends
********* Simulation Settings - Parameters and SPICE Options
*********
.param Vpwr = 3.3v
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------XX1 N_2 N_1 Gnd Vdd INV
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER > 0 -------CC1 N_1 Gnd 1p
VVin N_2 Gnd DC 1
VVpower Vdd Gnd DC Vpwr
********* Simulation Settings - Analysis section *********
.op
********* Simulation Settings - Additional SPICE commands *********
.end
Two transistors, MM2p and MM1n, are defined in InverterOP.sp. These are MOSFETs, as indicated
by the key letter M that begins their names. Following each transistor name are the names of its
terminals in the required order: draingatesourcebulk. Then the model name (PMOS25 or
NMOS25 in this example) and physical characteristics, such as length and width, are specified. A
capacitor CC1 (signified by the key letter C) connects nodes N_1 and GND with a capacitance of 1p.
Strictly speaking, the capacitor could be omitted from the circuit for this example, since it does not
affect the DC operation of the inverter. Two DC voltage sources are defined: VVin, which sets node
N_2 to 1.0 volt relative to ground and VVpower, which sets node Vdd to 3.3 volts as defined by the
variable Vpwr.
Notice that the simulation settings which were entered in the SPICE Simulation Setup dialog resulted
in .option, .lib, and .op commands being written to the T-Spice input file. The .lib

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command causes T-Spice to read the contents of the Generic_025.lib library file for the evaluation
of transistors MM2p and MM1n, and the search option identifies the path to the library files. In this
case, the library file contains two device .model commands, describing MOSFET models PMOS25
and NMOS25, as shown below for PMOS25:
.MODEL PMOS25 PMOS (
+VERSION = 3.1
+XJ
= 1E-7
0.4935548+dVthP'
+K1
= 0.6143278
+K3B
= 5.8844074
6.938169E-9
+DVT0W
= 0
+DVT0
= 2.3578746
0.1881376
+U0
= 100
+UC
= -1E-10
0.9704347
+AGS
= 0.1073973
8.423987E-7
+KETA
= 0.0104811
+RDSW
= 694.5830247
0.1958978
+WR
= 1
2.971337E-8
+XL
= 'dxl'
2.967296E-8
+DWB
= -2.31786E-10
1.1064678
+CIT
= 0
+CDSCB
= 0
0.0915241
+DSUB
= 1.1089801
9.913816E-3
+PDIBLC2 = -1.499968E-6
0.1276027
+PSCBE1 = 8E10
0.0135936
+DELTA
= 0.01
+PRT
= 0
+KT1L
= 0
+UB1
= -7.61E-18
+WL
= 0
+WWN
= 1
+LLN
= 1
+LWL
= 0
+CGDO
= 5.59E-10
+CJ
= 1.857995E-3
0.4686434
+CJSW
= 3.426642E-10
0.3314778

TNOM
NCH

= 27
= 4.1589E17

LEVEL
= 49
TOX
= 5.6E-9
VTH0
= '-

K2
W0

= 6.804492E-4
= 1E-6

K3
NLX

= 0
=

DVT1W
DVT1

= 0
= 0.7014778

DVT2W
DVT2

= 0
= -

UA
VSAT

= 9.119231E-10
= 1.782051E5

UB
A0

= 1E-21
=

B0

= 2.773991E-7

B1

A1
PRWG

= 0.0193128
= 0.3169639

A2
PRWB

= 0.3
= -

WINT

= 0

LINT

XW

= '-4E-8+dxw'

DWG

= -

VOFF

= -0.1152095

NFACTOR =

CDSC
ETA0

= 2.4E-4
= 0.3676411

CDSCD
ETAB

PCLM

= 1.3226289

PDIBLC1 =

= 0
= -

PDIBLCB = -1E-3

DROUT

PSCBE2

= 5.772776E-10

PVAG

RSH
UTE
KT2
UC1
WLN
WWL
LW
CAPMOD
CGSO
PB

=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=

MOBMOD
KT1
UA1
AT
WW
LL
LWN
XPART
CGBO
MJ

=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=

PBSW

= 0.871788

MJSW

3
-1.5
0.022
-5.6E-11
1
0
0
2
5.59E-10
0.9771691

1
-0.11
4.31E-9
3.3E4
0
0
1
0.5
5E-10

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+CJSWG
= 2.5E-10
0.3314778
+CF
= 0
7.2931065
+PK2
= 2.600307E-3
5.972879E-3
)

PBSWG

= 0.871788

MJSWG

PVTH0

= 4.137981E-3

PRDSW

WKETA

= 0.0192532

LKETA

= -

Generic_025.lib assigns values to various Level 49 MOSFET model parameters for both n- and pchannel devices. T-Spice uses these parameters to evaluate Level 49 MOSFET model equations. The
.op command performs a DC operating point calculation and writes the results to the file specified
in the Simulation > Run Simulation dialog.
1.13.1.4.

Run the Simulation in T-Spice

With InverterOP.sp open in T-Spice, use File > Save to save the file. Click the Run Simulation button
(
) in the T-Spice simulation toolbar. T-Spice will open a new window displaying the simulation
log.
1.13.1.5.

Output

The output file lists the DC operating point information for the circuit. You can read this file in TSpice or any text editor.
1.13.1.6.

Open the Output File

If not already displayed, select View > Simulation Manager from the T-Spice menu to open the
Simulation Manager:

Right-click the InverterOP.out display line in the window, then click Show Output to open the
output file InverterOP.out in a new T-Spice window. If you prefer to view the output in a text
editor, simply open InverterOP.out as a text file. It is located in the same directory as the input file.
The output file contains the following DC operating point information (in addition to comments of
various kinds, not shown here. (You can also view DC operating voltages, currents and small-signal
parameters in S-Edit.)
DC ANALYSIS - temperature=25.0
v(N_1) =
3.1819e+000
v(N_2) =
1.0000e+000
v(Vdd) =
3.3000e+000
i1(VVin) = -0.0000e+000

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i2(VVin) =
0.0000e+000
i1(VVpower) = -1.9514e-004
i2(VVpower) =
1.9514e-004
Section 1.13.2
S-Edit Design:
T-Spice Netlist:
Cell:

DC Transfer Analysis and Parameter Sweep


\Designs\Inverter\Inverter.tanner
\Designs\Inverter\SimulationResults\InverterDC.sp
Inverter_TestBench DCAnalysis Schematic

DC transfer analysis is used to study the voltage or current at one set of points in a circuit as a
function of the voltage or current at another set of points. This is done by sweeping the source
variables over specified ranges and recording the output.
This schematic includes a .print command, which measures and records voltages at the input and
output nodes of the circuit. The command is contained within the DC analysis output cell.
1.13.2.1.

Run Simulation from S-Edit

Press the S-Edit icon ( ) to run the simulation from S-Edit. S-Edit will automatically launch T-Spice
and will create and run a T-Spice netlist file named InverterOP.sp. The netlist will be exported as
follows:
1.13.2.2.

T-Spice Input

********* Simulation Settings - General section *********


.option search="\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmTech"
.probe
.option probev
.lib "Generic_025.lib" TT
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: Inverter / Cell: Inverter_TestBench / View: DCAnalysis /
Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: DC analysis testbench of an inverter
* Date: 10/15/2008 9:49:36 AM
* Revision: 6
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt INV A Out Gnd Vdd
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: Generic250nmLogicGates / Cell: INV / View: Main / Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: Inverter
* Date: 5/30/2008 4:06:39 PM

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* Revision: 13
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------MM1n Out A Gnd 0 NMOS25 W=1.5u L=250n AS=975f PS=4.3u AD=975f
PD=4.3u
MM2p Out A Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=3u L=250n M=2 AS=3.9p PS=14.6u AD=2.25p
PD=7.5u
.ends
********* Simulation Settings - Parameters and SPICE Options
*********
.param Vpwr = 3.3v
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------XX1 In Out Gnd Vdd INV
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER > 0 -------CC1 Out Gnd 1p
VVin In Gnd DC 1
VVpower Vdd Gnd DC Vpwr
.PRINT DC V(Out)
.PRINT DC V(In)
********* Simulation Settings - Analysis section *********
.dc lin VVin 0.0 Vpwr 0.02
.step lin Vpwr 2.3 4.3 0.5
********* Simulation Settings - Additional SPICE commands *********
.end
The .DC command, indicating transfer analysis, is followed by the parameter lin, which specifies a
linear sweep. Next is a list of sources to be swept, and the voltage ranges across which the sweeps
are to take place. In this example, VVin will be swept from 0 to Vpwr volts in 0.02 volt increments.
The .step command then sweeps Vpwr from 2.3 to 4.3 volts in 0.5 volt increments.
The transfer analysis will be performed as follows: Vpwr will be set at 2.3 volts and VVin will be
swept over its specified range; Vpwr will then be incremented to 2.5 volts and VVin will be reswept
over its range; and so on, until Vpwr reaches the upper limit of its range.
The .DC command ignores the values assigned to the voltage sources Vpwr and VVin in the voltage
source statements; however, they must be declared in those statements. The resulting voltages for
nodes In and Out are reported by the .PRINT DC command to the specified destination.
1.13.2.3.

Output

When W-Edit launches, simulation results of the same data type, which in this case is voltage, are
automatically plotted on a single chart. In this example, traces were separated into different charts
and reorganized (according to data type) using the commands in Chart > Expand Chart (page 109) of
the W-Edit menu.

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The charts below show input and output voltages to the circuit, with separate traces for each sweep
of v(Out). To view detailed information about a trace, double-click on the trace or on the trace label
located in the upper right corner of the chart.

The Trace Properties dialog displays the value of parameter v(Out) corresponding to each trace, as
well as labels and line properties. For more information on trace properties, see "Properties" on
page 100 of the W-Edit User Guide.

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Section 1.13.3
S-Edit Design:
T-Spice Netlist:
Cell:

Transient Analysis
\Designs\Inverter\Inverter.tanner
\Designs\Inverter\SimulationResults\InverterTRAN.sp
Inverter_TestBench TransientAnalysis Schematic

Transient analysis provides information on how circuit elements vary with time. The basic T-Spice
command for transient analysis has three modes. In the Op mode (default), the DC
operating point is computed, and T-Spice uses this as the starting point for the transient simulation.
This example illustrates this option. The other startup modes, Powerup and Preview, are shown in
the proceeding examples titled Transient Analysis, Powerup Mode and Transient Analysis, Preview
Mode.
1.13.3.1.

Run Simulation from S-Edit

Press the S-Edit icon ( ) to run the simulation from S-Edit. S-Edit will automatically launch T-Spice
and will create and run a T-Spice netlist file named InverterTRAN.sp. The netlist will be exported as
follows:

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1.13.3.2.

T-Spice Input

********* Simulation Settings - General section *********


.option search="\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmTech"
.probe
.option probev
.option probei
.lib "Generic_025.lib" TT
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: Inverter / Cell: Inverter_TestBench / View:
TransientAnalysis / Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: Transient analysis testbench of an inverter
* Date: 10/15/2008 9:49:36 AM
* Revision: 8
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt INV A Out Gnd Vdd
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: Generic250nmLogicGates / Cell: INV / View: Main / Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: Inverter
* Date: 5/30/2008 4:06:39 PM
* Revision: 13
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------MM1n Out A Gnd 0 NMOS25 W=1.5u L=250n AS=975f PS=4.3u AD=975f
PD=4.3u
MM2p Out A Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=3u L=250n M=2 AS=3.9p PS=14.6u AD=2.25p
PD=7.5u
.ends
********* Simulation Settings - Parameters and SPICE Options
*********
.param Vpwr = 3.3v
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------XX1 In Out Gnd Vdd INV
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER > 0 -------CC1 Out Gnd 1p
VVpower Vdd Gnd DC Vpwr
VVin In Gnd PULSE(0 Vpwr 0 1n 1n 49n 100n)
.PRINT TRAN V(Out)
.PRINT TRAN V(In)
.MEASURE TRAN RiseDelay_MeasureDelay_1 TRIG v(In) VAL='(Vpwr0)*50/100+0' TD='0' RISE=1 TARG v(Out) VAL='(Vpwr-0)*50/100+0'
TD='0' FALL=1 OFF

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.MEASURE TRAN FallDelay_MeasureDelay_1 TRIG v(In) VAL='(Vpwr0)*50/100+0' TD='0' FALL=1 TARG v(Out) VAL='(Vpwr-0)*50/100+0'
TD='0' RISE=1 OFF
.MEASURE TRAN AvgDelay
PARAM='(RiseDelay_MeasureDelay_1+FallDelay_MeasureDelay_1)/2.0' ON
.MEASURE TRAN RiseTime TRIG v(Out) VAL='(Vpwr-0)*10/100+0' TD=0
RISE=1 TARG v(Out) VAL='(Vpwr-0)*90/100+0' TD=0 RISE=1 ON
.MEASURE TRAN FallTime TRIG v(Out) VAL='(Vpwr-0)*90/100+0' TD=0
Fall=1 TARG v(Out) VAL='(Vpwr-0)*10/100+0' TD=0 FALL=1 ON
********* Simulation Settings - Analysis section *********
.tran 250p 300n
********* Simulation Settings - Additional SPICE commands *********
.end
This circuit is similar to that of DC Operating Point Analysis, except that voltage source VVin in this
schematic generates a pulse (indicated by the keyword PULSE) to In, rather than setting a
constant value.
The times and voltages that define the legs of the waveform are specified in the arguments to
PULSE. The initial current is zero amperes and the peak current is Vpwr, with an initial delay of
zero seconds. The rise and fall times are one nanosecond, with a pulse width of 49 nanoseconds and
a pulse period of 100 nanoseconds. The .tran command specifies the characteristics of the
transient analysis to be performed. In this example, the maximum time step allowed is 250 pico
with a total duration of 300 nanoseconds.
1.13.3.3.

Output

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Section 1.14

Lights (Traffic Light Controller)

DesignType:
Features:

Digital
S-Edit
L-Edit SPR, StdDRC, StdExtract, HiPer Verify
LVS

S-Edit Design:
Cell:

\Designs\Lights\Lights.tanner
Lights

This example shows the organization of a project into libraries. Here Lights is the main design. The
schematic can be exported to a TPR netlist for use in Standard Place and Route in L-Edit.
L-Edit Design:
Cell:

\Designs\Lights\Lights.tdb
Lights

This example shows how to perform Standard Cell Place and Route. Use netlist file Lights.tpr
exported from S-Edit with Standard Cell Library Lightslb.tdb to perform SPR.
DRC can be performed using Standard DRC or HiPer DRC using

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\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmTech\Generic_025-DRC.cal
Completed layout can be extracted with Standard Extraction using extraction definition file
Lights.ext.
LVS Database :

\Designs\Lights\Lights.vdb

Compare the extracted layout netlist Lights.spc with the schematic netlist Lights.sp to track down
any discrepancies.

Section 1.15

LinearFeedbackShiftRegister

Section 1.16

MonitorVoltageRange-Verilog

Section 1.17

MOS_Subthreshold

Section 1.18

MultipleSymbolViews

DesignType:
Features:
Section 1.18.1
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Digital
S-Edit
MOSFET with 4- and 3-terminal symbols
\Designs\MultipleSymbolViews\MultipleSymbolViews.tanner
Toplevel, Devices\NMOS

This example illustrates the use of multiple views in a cell. The cell NMOS in the Devices library is an
NMOS MOSFET, and there is a 4-terminal symbol and a 3-terminal symbol whose fourth terminal is
automatically connected to ground. Cell NMOS consists of two interface views and two symbol
views, as follows:
4-terminal NMOS MOSFET interface view:
NMOS4
4-terminal NMOS MOSFET symbol view: NMOS4
3-terminal NMOS MOSFET interface view:
NMOS3
3-terminal NMOS MOSFET symbol view: NMOS3
There is no schematic view for cell NMOS as the cell is a SPICE primitive.
The fourth terminal of the 3-terminal MOSFET in view NMOS3 is connected to ground by writing 0 in
the SPICE.OUTPUT property. Compare the SPICE properties of each symbol.
4-terminal SPICE.OUTPUT properties (Note that SPICE.OUTPUT is omitted):
SPICE.PREFIX = M
SPICE.PINORDER = D G S B
SPICE.MODEL = $Model

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SPICE.PARAMETERS = W= L= M~ AS= PS= AD= PD= NRD~ NRS~ RDC~ RSC~ RSH~ GEO~
TABLES~
3-terminal SPICE.OUTPUT properties:
SPICE.PREFIX = M
SPICE.PINORDER = D G S
SPICE.MODEL = $Model
SPICE.PARAMETERS = W= L= M~ AS= PS= AD= PD= NRD~ NRS~ RDC~ RSC~ RSH~ GEO~
TABLES~
SPICE.OUTPUT = ${SPICE.PREFIX}$Name %% 0 $Model $$
Cell PMOS is a 4- and 3-terminal PMOS MOSFET, analogous to NMOS.
Section 1.18.2
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

NMOS with IEEE and IEC symbols


\Designs\MultipleSymbolViews\MultipleSymbolViews.tanner
NOR2

This example illustrates the use of multiple symbol views in a cell. The cell NOR2 is a NOR gate, and
there is an IEEE and IEC symbol view. Cell NOR2 consists of one interface view, two symbol views,
and one schematic view, as follows:
Interface view:
IEEE symbol view:
IEC symbol view:
Schematic view:

Main
IEEE
IEC
Main

Both symbols IEEE and IEC each reference the same interface and the same schematic. The only
difference is how the symbol will look when instanced into a schematic.
Section 1.18.3
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Adder with 3 different symbols


\Designs\MultipleSymbolViews\MultipleSymbolViews.tanner
Adder

This example illustrates the use of multiple symbol views in a cell. The cell is an Adder, and there are
three symbol views, one interface view, and one schematic view, as follows:
Interface view:
Schematic view:
Symbol view sequentially ordered:
Symbol view interleaved:
Symbol view bus:

Main
Main
Pins_Sequential
Pins_Interleaved
Pins_Bus

When drawing a schematic, it is sometimes convenient to have the pins of a symbol arranged in one
particular order for making connections, and at other times one wants the pins arranged in a

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different order. This can be accomplished by having multiple symbol views, each of which has a
different arrangement of pins. Here, one symbol (Pins_Sequential) has input pins ordered on the left
side as A0, A1, A2, A3, B0, B1, B2, B3, a second symbol (Pins_Interleaved) has pins ordered as A0, B0,
A1, B1, A2, B2, A3, B3, and a third symbol (Pins_Bus) has pins grouped in busses. This is purely for
drawing convenience, and does not affect the order of pins as written to SPICE.

Section 1.19
DesignType:
Features:

OpAmp
Analog
S-Edit
T-Spice Analysis Examples AC, AC_Noise, DC_Op_Point, DC_Sweep

Section 1.19.1
S-Edit Design:
T-Spice Netlist:
Cell:

AC Analysis
\Designs\OpAmp\Inverter.tanner
\Designs\OpAmp\SimulationResults\OpAmpAC.sp
OpAmp_TestBench AC_Noise_Analysis Schematic

AC analysis characterizes the circuits behavior dependence on small-signal input frequency. It


involves three steps: (1) calculating the DC operating point; (2) linearizing the circuit; and (3) solving
the linearized circuit for each frequency.
This example involves a standard operational amplifier, consisting of one PMOS, one NMOS, a
transconductance amplifier and one capacitor.
1.19.1.1.

T-Spice Input

********* Simulation Settings - General section *********


.option Accurate
.option search="\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmTech"
.probe
.option probev
.option probei
.lib "Generic_025.lib" TT
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: OpAmp / Cell: OpAmp_TestBench / View: AC_Noise_Analysis /
Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: AC & Noise Testbench for Op Amp
* Date: 10/15/2008 9:48:41 AM
* Revision: 7
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt TransAmp in1 in2 out vbias Gnd Vdd
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: OpAmp / Cell: TransAmp / View: Main / Page:
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*
*
*
*
*

Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team


Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
Info: Transconductance Amplifier
Date: 10/15/2008 9:24:13 AM
Revision: 4

*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER > 0 -------MMN1 vm1 in1 vn1 0 NMOS25 W=2u L=2u AS=1.8p PS=5.8u AD=1.8p PD=5.8u
MMN2 out in2 vn1 0 NMOS25 W=2u L=2u AS=1.8p PS=5.8u AD=1.8p PD=5.8u
MMN3 vn1 vbias Gnd 0 NMOS25 W=2u L=3u AS=1.8p PS=5.8u AD=1.8p
PD=5.8u
MMP1 vm1 vm1 Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=2u L=2u AS=1.8p PS=5.8u AD=1.8p
PD=5.8u
MMP2 out vm1 Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=2u L=2u AS=1.8p PS=5.8u AD=1.8p
PD=5.8u
.ends
.subckt OpAmp Out in1 in2 vbias Gnd Vdd
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: OpAmp / Cell: OpAmp / View: Main / Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: Operational Amplifier
* Date: 10/15/2008 9:24:13 AM
* Revision: 54
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------XX1 in1 in2 vf1 vbias Gnd Vdd TransAmp
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER > 0 -------CComp vf1 Out 200f
MMN1 Out vbias Gnd 0 NMOS25 W=3u L=2u AS=2.7p PS=7.8u AD=2.7p
PD=7.8u
MMP1 Out vf1 Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=6u L=2u AS=5.4p PS=13.8u AD=5.4p
PD=13.8u
.ends
********* Simulation Settings - Parameters and SPICE Options
*********
.param Vpwr = 3.3v
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------XX1 Out in1 in2 Bias Gnd Vdd OpAmp
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER > 0 -------CCout Out Gnd 200f
VVcm in2 Gnd DC Vpwr/2
VVbias Bias Gnd DC 700m
VVpwrPos Vdd Gnd DC Vpwr
VVdiff in1 in2 DC 0 AC 1 0
.PRINT AC Vdb(Out)
.PRINT AC Vp(Out)
.PRINT NOISE INOISE
.PRINT NOISE ONOISE
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.PRINT NOISE TRANSFER dn(XX1.XX1.MMN3)
.MEASURE AC Gain<db> MAX vdb(Out) ON
.MEASURE AC PhaseMargin<deg> FIND 'vp(Out)' WHEN vdb(Out)=0 ON
.MEASURE AC UnityGainFrequency<Hz> WHEN Vdb(Out)=0 ON
.MEASURE AC MeasureGainBandwidthProduct_1_Gain MAX vdb(Out) OFF
.MEASURE AC MeasureGainBandwidthProduct_1_UGFreq WHEN Vdb(Out)=0 OFF
.MEASURE AC GainBandwidth<Hz>
PARAM='MeasureGainBandwidthProduct_1_Gain*MeasureGainBandwidthProduc
t_1_UGFreq' ON
.MEASURE NOISE InputNoise<nv/Hz^0.5> FIND 'inoise/1E-9' WHEN
Vdb(Out)=0 ON
********* Simulation Settings - Analysis section *********
.op
.ac dec 10 1 100Meg
.noise v(Out) VVdiff 5
********* Simulation Settings - Additional SPICE commands *********
.end
Three voltage sources (in addition to Vdd) are defined.
Vdiff sets the DC voltage difference between nodes in2 and in1 to 0 volts. The AC magnitude is
1 volt and its AC phase is 0 degrees.
Vcm sets node in2 to 2 volts, relative to GND.
Vbias sets node vbias to 700 millevolts, relative to GND.
The .ac command performs an AC analysis. Following the .ac keyword is information concerning
the frequencies to be swept during the analysis. In this case, the frequency is swept logarithmically,
by decades (dec); 10 data points are to be included per decade; the starting frequency is 1 Hz and
the ending frequency is 100 MHz. The .PRINT command writes the voltage magnitude (in
decibels) and phase (in degrees), respectively, for the node Out to the specified file. The other
print and measurement commands are discussed in
alternate examples.
1.19.1.2.

Output

The AC simulation will result in AC small-signal model parameters being written to the output file, in
addition to all output generated from the .print statements.

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Section 1.20
DesignType:
Features:

Section 1.20.1
S-Edit Design:
T-Spice Netlist:
Cell:

Parameterized_NAND
Digital
S-Edit
T-Spice Analysis Examples Transient
Using Subcircuits
\Designs\Parameterized_NAND\Parameterized_NAND.tanner
\Designs\Parameterized_NAND\SimulationResults\SubcircuitTRAN.sp
Subcircuit_TestBench

Subcircuit definitions allow arbitrarily complex arrangements of nodes and devices to be easily
reused multiple times in a circuit. A subcircuit definition in S-Edit is contained within a cell definition,
and is comprised of both a schematic view and a symbol view. Each instance of the symbol
encapsulates the subcircuit schematic, allowing a simple but complete representation of subcircuit
dynamics. This example uses a NAND gate to illustrate the use of subcircuit definitions and
subcircuit parameters.

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An instance of the subcircuit NAND2C is created in the schematic and labeled X1. To access NAND2C
from the main schematic, double-click on the NAND2C item in the Libraries list.
As discussed in DC Operating Point Analysis, symbol properties are used to define component
properties such as length and width. This example introduces a new symbol property,
SPICE.PARAMETERS, which allows parameters to be passed through a hierarchical netlist.
The symbol that represents NAND2C has the SPICE parameter property:
SPICE.PARAMETER = L= NW= PW=
This property specifies that the cell properties L, NW, and PW are subcircuit parameters of NAND2C.
The cell also contains the three additional property definitions:
L = 0.5u
NW = 4.0u
PW = 8.0u
These parameters define properties of all n-channel and p-channel MOSFETS within the subcircuit
such that L represents the length property of both n- and p-channel MOSFETS, NW represents nchannel width and PW represents p-channel width.
Attaching these parameters to NAND2C allows component properties within the subcircuit
definition to be controlled in the subcircuit call.
1.20.1.1.

T-Spice Input

********* Simulation Settings - General section *********


.option
search="\TannerToolsShippingFiles.NEW\Process\Generic250nm\Generic2
50nmTech"
.probe
.option probev
.option probei
.lib "Generic_025.lib" TT
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: Parameterized_NAND / Cell: Subcircuit_TestBench / View:
Main / Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: Testbench for subcircuit example
* Date: 1/12/2009 10:57:20 AM
* Revision: 9
*************** Subcircuits *****************
.subckt NAND2C A B Out Outbar Gnd Vdd L=0.5u NW=4.0u PW=8.0u
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER < 0 -------* Design: Parameterized_NAND / Cell: NAND2C / View: Main / Page:
* Designed by: Tanner EDA Library Development Team
* Organization: Tanner EDA - Tanner Research, Inc.
* Info: 2 Input NAND with complementary output.
* Date: 1/12/2009 2:09:59 PM

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* Revision: 12
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------MM4p Out B Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=PW L=L M=2 AS='if(0,
(650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)),
(2*650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+(floor(2/2)-1)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)))' PS='if(0,
(2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,P
W)*1)), (2*2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+(floor(2/2)1)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1)))' AD='if(0,
(650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)),
floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW))' PD='if(0,
(2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,P
W)*1)), floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1))'
MM2n Out A 1 0 NMOS25 W=NW L=L AS='if(1,
(650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)),
(2*650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+(floor(1/2)-1)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)))' PS='if(1,
(2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,N
W)*1)), (2*2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+(floor(1/2)1)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1)))' AD='if(1,
(650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)),
floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW))' PD='if(1,
(2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,N
W)*1)), floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1))'
MM3p Out A Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=PW L=L M=2 AS='if(0,
(650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)),
(2*650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+(floor(2/2)-1)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)))' PS='if(0,
(2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,P
W)*1)), (2*2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+(floor(2/2)1)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1)))' AD='if(0,
(650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)),
floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW))' PD='if(0,
(2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,P
W)*1)), floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1))'
MM1n 1 B Gnd 0 NMOS25 W=NW L=L AS='if(1,
(650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)),
(2*650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+(floor(1/2)-1)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)))' PS='if(1,
(2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,N
W)*1)), (2*2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+(floor(1/2)1)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1)))' AD='if(1,
(650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)),
floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW))' PD='if(1,
(2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,N
W)*1)), floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1))'
MM5n Outbar Out Gnd 0 NMOS25 W=NW L=L AS='if(1,
(650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)),
(2*650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+(floor(1/2)-1)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)))' PS='if(1,
(2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,N
W)*1)), (2*2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+(floor(1/2)1)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1)))' AD='if(1,
(650n*if(0,NW/1,NW)+floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW)),
floor(1/2)*750n*if(0,NW/1,NW))' PD='if(1,

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(2*650n+if(0,NW/1,NW)+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1+floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,N
W)*1)), floor(1/2)*2*(750n+if(0,NW/1,NW)*1))'
MM6p Outbar Out Vdd Vdd PMOS25 W=PW L=L M=2 AS='if(0,
(650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)),
(2*650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+(floor(2/2)-1)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)))' PS='if(0,
(2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,P
W)*1)), (2*2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+(floor(2/2)1)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1)))' AD='if(0,
(650n*if(0,PW/1,PW)+floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW)),
floor(2/2)*750n*if(0,PW/1,PW))' PD='if(0,
(2*650n+if(0,PW/1,PW)+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1+floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,P
W)*1)), floor(2/2)*2*(750n+if(0,PW/1,PW)*1))'
.ends
********* Simulation Settings - Parameters and SPICE Options
*********
.param Vpwr = 3.3v
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER == 0 -------XX1 A N_1 Out N_2 Gnd Vdd NAND2C L=0.5u NW=4.0u PW=8.0u
*-------- Devices: SPICE.ORDER > 0 -------VVb N_1 Gnd DC 5
VVpower Vdd Gnd DC Vpwr
VVin A Gnd PULSE(0 Vpwr 0 1n 1n 49n 100n)
.PRINT TRAN V(Out)
.PRINT TRAN V(A)
.PRINT TRAN V(X1/1)
********* Simulation Settings - Analysis section *********
.tran/Powerup 250p 300n
********* Simulation Settings - Additional SPICE commands *********
.end
Subcircuits are defined by blocks of device statements bracketed with the .subckt and .ends
commands, and instanced by statements beginning with the key letter X. The .subckt command
includes the name of the subcircuit being defined (NAND2C), a list of terminals, and three subcircuit
parameters. The terminals do not have a predefined order, but whatever order is used in the
definition must be used in instances. Parameters can be written in any order in both the definition
and the instances. If a parameter value is not specified in the instance the value in the definition is
used as the default.
Within the subcircuit definition, four MOSFETs are defined in the usual mannerand in these
statements the order of terminals is important: draingatesourcebulk. Node 1 is the source of
transistor MM2n and the drain of transistor MM1n. Subcircuit parameters, enclosed by single
quotes, are used in place of numerical values.After the subcircuit is defined, you can create an
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begins with the key letter X. The name of the instance, by which it is to be identified in the rest of
the
input file, is X1 (not "XX1.")
The list of terminals in the instance statement must have the same order as on the first line of the
subcircuit definition so that A B Out Gnd in the definition corresponds to Vin N_1 OUT Gnd in the
instance. The next argument of the instance statement is the original subcircuit name NAND.
The default subcircuit parameter values, as specified by the definition, are overridden by
instancespecific
value assignments, which can appear in any order. Any parameters omitted from the instance
statement retains its default value.
A standard DC operating point calculation (.OP) analysis is carried out on this circuit, with a duration
of
300 nanoseconds and a maximum timestep of 250 picoseconds. The .param command sets the
initial
node voltages to 3.3 volts. The .PRINT command reports simulation results for the voltages at nodes
Vin, OUT, and X1/N_1.
1.20.1.2.

Output

Section 1.21

PLL-Behavioral

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Section 1.22

Pseudo-random Bit Sequence-Verilog

Section 1.23

ReadTextFile-Verilog

Section 1.24

Resonator

Section 1.25

RingOscillator

Section 1.26

RingOscillator-Behavioral

Section 1.27

RingVCO

Section 1.28

SpiceOutput

DesignType:
Features:
Section 1.28.1
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Digital
S-Edit
SPICE Primitives
\Designs\SpiceOutput\SpiceOutput.tanner
NMOS4, PMOS4, INV

This example illustrates the use of the SPICE.OUTPUT property to output SPICE for a primitive
device. A primitive device is the lowest level device, for which there is no schematic, and the output
to SPICE is determined by the SPICE.OUTPUT property on the symbol. The symbol of cell NMOS4 (an
NMOS transistor), view NMOS4, has several properties:
AD = ${W}*1.25u*${M}
AS = ${W}*1.25u*${M}}
L = 0.25u
M=1
Model = NMOS
NRD = 0
NRS = 0
PD = 2*(${W}+1.25u)*${M}
PS = 2*(${W}+1.25u)*${M}
RDC = 0
RSC = 0
RSH = 0
W = 2.50u
A SPICE.OUTPUT property on the symbol specifies the SPICE call written for each instance of the
symbol, and a SPICE.PRIMITIVE property set to True on the symbol indicates that the device is a
primitive. The SPICE.OUTPUT and SPICE.PRIMITIVE properties for the symbol are as follows:

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SPICE.OUTPUT = M${Name} %{D} %{G} %{S} %{B} ${Model} W=${W} L=${L} M=${M} AS=${AS}
PS=${PS} AD=${AD} PD=${PD}
SPICE.PRIMITIVE = True
The SPICE Export Control Property to enter when exporting SPICE is the name of the property that
contains the sub properties OUTPUT and PRIMITIVE. In this case, the word SPICE is the Export
Control property. Inspecting the SPICE.OUTPUT statement in detail, each element of the property is
written out as follows:
M
${Name}
%{D}, %{G}, %{S}, %{B}
${Model}
W=
${W}
L=
${L}
M=
${M}
AS=
${AS}
PS=
${PS}
AD=
${AD}
PD=
${PD}

Write M literally
Write the name of the instance
Write the net names connected to pins D, G, S, and B
Write the value of the property Model on this instance
Write W= literally
Write the value of the property W on this instance
Write L= literally
Write the value of the property L on this instance
Write M= literally
Write the value of the property M on this instance
Write AS= literally
Write the value of the property AS on this instance
Write PS= literally
Write the value of the property PS on this instance
Write AD= literally
Write the value of the property AD on this instance
Write PD= literally
Write the value of the property PD on this instance

The symbol of cell PMOS4, view PMOS4, has similar properties and a similar SPICE.OUTPUT property
as cell NMOS4, view NMOS4. Cell INV makes use of cells NMOS4, view NMOS4 and PMOS4, view
PMOS4. The SPICE output for the schematic of INV is as follows:
MP1 Out
PS=7.5u
MN1 Out
PS=7.5u

A Vdd Vdd
AD=3.125p
A Gnd Gnd
AD=3.125p

PMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p


PD=7.5u
NMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p
PD=7.5u

We can see the substitutions of the instance name, net names, and property values in each SPICE
call line, according to the table above.
An alternate method that may be used instead of defining one SPICE.OUTPUT property to specify
the SPICE call is to define the SPICE.PREFIX, SPICE.PINORDER, SPICE.MODEL, and SPICE.PARAMETERS
properties. These four properties when used in conjunction with each other will also specify the
SPICE call written for each instance of the symbol. An example of this is shown in symbol NMOS4,
view NMOS4_Expand. The SPICE.PREFIX, SPICE.PINORDER, SPICE.MODEL, and SPICE.PARAMETERS
properties are as follows:
SPICE.PREFIX = M
SPICE.PINORDER = D G S B
SPICE.MODEL = $Model
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SPICE.PARAMETERS = W= L= M~ AS= PS= AD= PD= NRD~ NRS~ RDC~ RSC~ RSH~
Inspecting the SPICE.PREFIX statement, the property is written out as follows:
M

Write M literally followed by the name of the instance

The output of SPICE.PREFIX will be followed by the SPICE.PINORDER statement, the SPICE.PINORDER
property is written out as follows:
DGSB

Write the net names connected to pins D, G, S, and B

The output of SPICE.PINORDER will be followed by the SPICE.MODEL statement, the SPICE.MODEL
property is written out as follows:
$Model

Write the value of the property Model on this instance

The output of SPICE.MODEL will be followed by the SPICE.PARAMETERS statement, the


.PARAMETERS property is written out as follows:
W=
L=
M~
AS=
PS=
AD=
PD=
NRD~
NRS~
RDC~
RSC~
RSH~

Section 1.28.2
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Write W= literally followed by the value of the property W on this instance


Write L= literally followed by the value of the property L on this instance
Write M= literally followed by the value of the property M on this instance
only if the value of M differs from its default value
Write AS= literally followed by the value of the property AS on this
instance
Write PS= literally followed by the value of the property PS on this
instance
Write AD= literally followed by the value of the property AD on this
instance
Write PD= literally followed by the value of the property PD on this
instance
Write NRD= literally followed by the value of the property NRD on this
instance only if the value of NRD differs from its default value
Write NRS= literally followed by the value of the property NRS on this
instance only if the value of NRS differs from its default value
Write RDC= literally followed by the value of the property RDC on this
instance only if the value of RDC differs from its default value
Write RSC= literally followed by the value of the property RSC on this
instance only if the value of RSC differs from its default value
Write RSH= literally followed by the value of the property RSH on this
instance only if the value of RSH differs from its default value
Passing parameters down hierarchy
\Designs\SpiceOutput\SpiceOutput.tanner
Top_Inverters

This example illustrates how parameters can be passed down the hierarchy and written to SPICE.
Cell Top_Inverters contains three instances of cell INV. The symbol for INV contains a property:

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match=0
The first instance has no local override of match; the second instance has a local override:
match=1
The third instance has a local override:
match=2
The SPICE output for the schematic of Top_Inverters is as follows:
.subckt
MP1 Out
PS=7.5u
MN1 Out
PS=7.5u
.ends

INV A Out
A Vdd Vdd
AD=3.125p
A Gnd Gnd
AD=3.125p

Gnd Vdd match=0


PMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p
PD=7.5u
NMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p
PD=7.5u

XINV1 In Out1 Gnd Vdd INV match=0


XINV2 In Out2 Gnd Vdd INV match=1
XINV3 In Out3 Gnd Vdd INV match=2
Section 1.28.3
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

Subcircuits
\Designs\SpiceOutput\SpiceOutput.tanner
Dig0, Dig1, Dig2, Top_Subcircuits

This example illustrates how to use the SPICE.OUTPUT and SPICE.DEFINITION properties to control
the SPICE output written for a subcircuit. A subcircuit is a symbol that is not a primitive. The symbol
for cell Dig0 has no SPICE.OUTPUT or SPICE.DEFINITION properties. When no SPICE.DEFINITION
property is present, the subcircuit definition will contain all pins listed in alphabetical order, with
global ports listed last, also in alphabetical order. When no SPICE.OUTPUT property is present (nor
the SPICE.PREFIX, SPICE.PINORDER, SPICE.MODEL, or SPICE.PARAMETERS properties), the SPICE
written, corresponding to each symbol instance, will contain all pins followed by all interface
parameters. An interface parameter is a parameter with sub-property:
IsInterface = True
Exporting SPICE for cell Top_Subcircuits, we see the definition and call for Dig0 appears as follows:
.subckt Dig0 Clk Data<0> Data<1> Data<2> Data<3> Out<0> Out<1>
Out<2> Out<3> Vdd
.ends
...
XXdig0 Clock A<0> A<1> A<2> A<3> BA<0> BA<1> BA<2> BA<3> PWR Dig0

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Now consider cell Dig1. Cell Dig1 demonstrates the use of the SPICE.DEFINITION property to pass
parameters to the definition of a subcircuit. The symbol for cell Dig1 has a SPICE.DEFINITION
property as follows:
SPICE.DEFINITION = .subckt $Cell %% $$ Level = 5
Inspecting the SPICE.DEFINITION statement in detail, each element of the property is written out on
the SPICE definition interface as follows:
subckt
$Cell
%%
$$
Level = 5

Write .subckt literally


Write the name of the cell
Write the names of the ports on the symbol in the default order.
Write all interface properties, written as property_name1 = property_value1

Write Level = 5 literally

Exporting the SPICE for cell Top_Subcircuits, we see the definition and call for Dig1 appears as
follows:
.subckt Dig1 Clk Data<0> Data<1> Data<2> Data<3> Out<0> Out<1>
Out<2> Out<3> Vdd P1=10 P2=20 Level = 5
.ends
...
XXdig1 Clock A<0> A<1> A<2> A<3> BB<0> BB<1> BB<2> BB<3> PWR Dig1
P1=10 P2=20
Now consider cell Dig2. Cell Dig2 demonstrates the use of the SPICE.OUTPUT and SPICE.DEFINITION
properties to customize the pin order and to add special syntax to the definition and call for a
subcircuit. The symbol for cell Dig2 has a SPICE.DEFINITION and SPICE.OUTPUT property as follows:
SPICE.DEFINITION = .subckt $Cell (%{Data<3:0>}) %{Vdd} %{Clk} (%{Out<0:3>})
SPICE.OUTPUT = X${Name} (%{Data<3:0>}) %{Vdd} %{Clk} (%{Out<0:3>}) $MasterCell
Inspecting the SPICE.DEFINITION statement in detail, each element of the property is written out on
the SPICE definition interface as follows:
.subckt
$Cell
(
%{Data<3:0>}
)
%{Vdd}
%{Clk}
(
%{Out<0:3>}
)

Write .subckt literally


Write the name of the cell
Write ( literally
Write Data ports, reversing the default order
Write ) literally
Write Vdd port
Write Clk port
Write ( literally
Write Out ports
Write ) literally

Inspecting the SPICE.OUTOUT statement in detail, each element is similarly constructed. Exporting
the SPICE for cell Top_Subcircuits, we see the definition and call for Dig2 appears as follows:

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.subckt Dig2 (Data<3> Data<2> Data<1> Data<0>) Vdd Clk (Out<0>


Out<1> Out<2> Out<3>)
.ends
...
XXdig2 (A<3> A<2> A<1> A<0>) PWR Clock (BC<0> BC<1> BC<2> BC<3>)
Dig2

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Section 1.28.4
S-Edit Design:
Cell:

SPICE Export Control property


\Designs\SpiceOutput\SpiceOutput.tanner
PMOS4

This example illustrates the use of the SPICE Export Control Property to control the SPICE output for
a device. For a given device, one may want to define several SPICE output properties, for example a
default property, a basic property, and a detailed property. Each property might have different
parameters for different levels of simulation. The SPICE Export Control property determines which
output property is used when writing out a SPICE netlist. When a list of property names is entered in
the Export Control Property, SPICE will be written according to the first Export Control Property in
the list that exists on the device being written. The Export Control Property can be set in the File >
Export > Export SPICE Property Name field or in the Setup > SPICE Simulation Netlisting
Options SPICE Export Control Property field.
Consider cell PMOS4 (a PMOS transistor), view PMOS4. Three SPICE.OUTPUT properties are
defined, as shown below. The SPICE Export Control Properties for these Output properties are
SPICE_BASIC, SPICE, and SPICE_DETAILED.
SPICE_BASIC.OUTPUT = M${Name} %{D} %{G} %{S} %{B} ${Model} W=${W} L=${L}
SPICE.OUTPUT = M${Name} %{D} %{G} %{S} %{B} ${Model} W=${W} L=${L} M=${M} AS=${AS}
PS=${PS} AD=${AD} PD=${PD}
SPICE_DETAILED.OUTPUT = M${Name} %{D} %{G} %{S} %{B} ${Model} W=${W} L=${L} M=${M}
AS=${AS} PS=${PS} AD=${AD} PD=${PD} NRD=${NRD} NRS=${NRS} RDC=${RDC} RSC=${RSC}
RSH=${RSH}
If we export SPICE from cell INV, and enter SPICE_DETAILED, SPICE, SPICE_BASIC for the SPICE
Control Property, we get the following output:
MP1 Out
PS=7.5u
MN1 Out
PS=7.5u

A Vdd Vdd
AD=3.125p
A Gnd Gnd
AD=3.125p

PMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p


PD=7.5u NRD=0 NRS=0 RDC=0 RSC=0 RSH=0
NMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p
PD=7.5u

The SPICE_DETAILED.OUTPUT property was used to export the PMOS4 instance because it was first
in the SPICE Control Property list and it existed on the PMOS4 instance. No SPICE_DETAILED.OUTPUT
property exists on the NMOS4 instance, so the next property in the list was used, which is the
SPICE.OUTPUT property.
If we export SPICE from cell INV, and enter SPICE_BASIC, SPICE for the SPICE Control Property, we
get the following output:
MP1 Out A Vdd Vdd PMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)'
MN1 Out A Gnd Gnd NMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p
PS=7.5u AD=3.125p PD=7.5u

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The SPICE_BASIC.OUTPUT property was used to export the PMOS4 instance because it was first in
the SPICE Control Property list and was present on the PMOS4 instance. No SPICE_BASIC.OUTPUT
property exists on the NMOS4 instance, so the next property in the list was used, which is the
SPICE.OUTPUT property.
If we export SPICE from Cell INV and enter only SPICE for the SPICE Control Property, we get the
following output:
MP1 Out
PS=7.5u
MN1 Out
PS=7.5u

A Vdd Vdd
AD=3.125p
A Gnd Gnd
AD=3.125p

PMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p


PD=7.5u
NMOS W=2.5u L='0.25u-(10n*match)' M=1 AS=3.125p
PD=7.5u

The SPICE.OUTPUT property was used for both the PMOS4 and NMOS4 instances.

Section 1.29

Stimuli

Section 1.30

XOR

Section 2

Process

Section 2.1

Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)

Folder Path:
GaAs.tdb

\Process\ProcessName\GaAs\GaAsTech
Description

Description

Section 2.2

Generic 0.25um

Section 2.2.1

Analog Symbols Library

Folder Path:
\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmAnalogLib
Generic250nmAnalogLib.tanner
Description
Description
Section 2.2.2

Device Symbols Library

Folder Path:
\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmDevices
Generic250nmDevices.tanner
Description
Description
Section 2.2.3

I/O Pad Symbols Library


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Folder Path:
\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmIO_Pads
Generic250nmIO_Pads.tanner
Description
Description
Section 2.2.4

Logic Gate Symbols Library

Folder Path:
\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmLogicGates
Generic250nmLogicGates.tanner
Description
Description
Section 2.2.5

Technology Files

Folder Path:
\Process\Generic250nm\Generic250nmTech
Calibre025_4M.drc
Description
Dracula025_4M.drc
Generic025umTCells.dll
Generic_025.drf
Generic_025.ext
Generic_025.lib
Generic_025.tdb
Generic_025.tf
Generic_025.xst
Generic_025-Ant.cal
Generic_025-Density.cal
Generic_025-DRC.cal
Generic_025-Ext.cal
SpecialDevices.md
Description

Section 2.3
Folder Path:
mamin08.ext
mamin08.tdb
mamin08.xst

MOSIS Scalable AMIS 0.8um


\Process\MOSIS_Scalable_AMIS_0800nm\
MOSIS_Scalable_AMIS_0800nmTech
Description
Description
Description

Description

Section 2.4

MOSIS Scalable AMIS 1.2um

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Folder Path:
mamin12.ext
mamin12.tdb
mamin12.xst

\Process\MOSIS_Scalable_AMIS_1200nm\
MOSIS_Scalable_AMIS_1200nmTech
Description
Description
Description

Description

Section 2.5
Folder Path:
mhp_n05.ext
mhp_n05.tdb
mhp_n05.xst
mhp_n05-soft.ext

MOSIS Scalable HP 0.5um


\Process\MOSIS_Scalable_HP_500nm\
MOSIS_Scalable_HP_500nmTech
Description
Description
Description
Description

Description

Section 2.6
Folder Path:
morbn12.ext
morbn12.tdb
morbn12.xst

MOSIS Scalable Orbit 1.2um


\Process\MOSIS_Scalable_Orbit_1200nm\
MOSIS_Scalable_Orbit_1200nmTech
Description
Description
Description

Description

Section 2.7
Folder Path:
morb20cc.ext
morbn20.ext
morbn20.xst

MOSIS Scalable Orbit 2.0um


\Process\MOSIS_Scalable_Orbit_2000nm\
MOSIS_Scalable_Orbit_2000nmTech
Description
Description
Description

Description

Section 2.8

Native Orbit 1.2um

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Folder Path:
orbtn12.ext
orbtn12.tdb
orbtn12.xst
orbtp12.ext
orbtp12.tdb
orbtp12.xst

\Process\Orbit_1200nm\Orbit_1200nmTech
Description
Description
Description
Description
Description
Description

Description

Section 2.9
Folder Path:
orbtn20.ext
orbtn20.tdb
orbtn20.xst
orbtp20.ext
orbtp20.tdb
orbtp20.xst

Native Orbit 2.0um


\Process\Orbit_2000nm\Orbit_2000nmTech
Description
Description
Description
Description
Description
Description

Description

Section 2.10

Generic Standard Libraries

Section 2.10.1

Device Symbols Library

Folder Path:
Devices.tanner

\Process\StdLibraries\Devices
Description

Description
Section 2.10.2
Folder Path:
Misc.tanner

Miscellaneous Symbols Library


\Process\StdLibraries\Misc
Description

Description
Section 2.10.3

SPICE Command Symbols Library

Folder Path:
\Process\StdLibraries\SPICE_Commands
SPICE_Commands.tanner
Description
Description

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Section 2.10.4

SPICE Element Symbols Library

Folder Path:
\Process\StdLibraries\SPICE_Elements
SPICE_Elements.tanner
Description
Description

Section 3

Automated Operations

Section 3.1

S-Edit TCL Scripts

Section 3.1.1

Calculator - TK

TCL Script Path:


Section 3.1.2
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.3
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.4
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.5
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.6
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.7
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.8

\Features By Tool\S-Edit\Calculator_TK.tcl
Change Symbol Property Size
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\ChangeSymbolPropertySize.tcl
Change WhenNotEval Property
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\ChangeWhenNotEvalProperty.tcl
Copy Cells
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\CopyCells.tcl
Copy Cells Traverse Hierarchy
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\CopyCells_Traverse.tcl
Delete Empty Schematic View
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\DeleteEmptySchematicView.tcl
Delete Property
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\DeleteProperty.tcl
Find Property on Instance - TK

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TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.9
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.10
TCL Script Path:

\Features By Tool\S-Edit\FindInstance_TK.tcl
Find and Rename Instance
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\FindInstance_ModifyName.tcl
Change Port and Netlabels
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\TCLScripts\Fixup_Vdd_Labels.tcl

This sample TCL script illustrates how to cycle over all schematic views in the design, and change all
ports and netlabels called vdd to VDD.
After loading the script, there are two functions:
fix_vdd_names:
ForEachSchematicView
fixall:

Renames ports and net labels in the current cell from vdd
to VDD
Iterates through all schematic views in the database, calling
fix_vdd_names
Calls ForEachSchematicView so that it will in-turn call
fix_vdd_names

To run this script, first drag and drop it into the command window, then enter fixall to run the script.
A full list of S-Edit TCL commands is available by typing help in the Command window. Help on
any specific command, as well as a list of subcommands and options, can be obtained by entering the
command name followed by -help.
Section 3.1.11
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.12
TCL Script Path:
Section 3.1.13
TCL Script Path:

Force Callback
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\ForceCallback.tcl
Hello World - TK
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\ HelloWorld_TK.tcl
Resizing Text - TK
\Features By Tool\S-Edit\TCLScripts\ResizeText.tcl

This sample TCL script illustrates how to cycle through all views in a design (schematic and symbol
views) and modify the size of Ports, Netlabels, and Textlabels. It also shows how to use TK to write a
dialog to enter parameters into a script. Note the use of the toplevel command to declare a window
to write into. This is required for all TK scripts as the default toplevel window is the S-Edit
application window, which the user is not permitted to modify.

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After loading the script by dragging-and-dropping it into the command window, the following dialog
appears:

Enter appropriate text sizes, then press OK to resize Ports, Netlabels, and Textlabels in all views.
A button to run the script can be created on a toolbar by removing the comment symbol (#) from
the workspace command. Also comment out the ResizeText command so the script does not
execute immediately when it is loaded, but only when the button is pressed.

workspace userbutton set ResizeText


# ResizeText

The button can then be added to the toolbar by right-clicking the toolbar and selecting Customize,
selecting the Commands tab and then the category Custom. Drag the command Execute button
text as Tcl to the location the button should appear on the toolbar. Right-Click the new button and
change the name to ResizeText. To use the button the TCL script must first be loaded by draggingand-dropping it into the command window.

If this is a commonly used script, it can be placed in the scripts\startup folder to automatically load
when S-Edit starts up. The location of the startup folder is:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Tanner EDA\scripts\startup
Scripts can also be loaded automatically whenever a design is opened, or when S-Edit is shutdown.
The location of the folders for these scripts is:

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C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Tanner EDA\scripts\open.design
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Tanner EDA\scripts\shutdown

Section 3.2

L-Edit UPI Macros

Section 3.2.1

Add to Find

UPI Macro Path:


Layout Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\AddToFind\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\AddToFind\Filename.tdb

Description
Section 3.2.2
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:

Boolean Operations
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
BooleanOpSelectObjects\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
BooleanOpSelectObjects\Filename.tdb

Description
Section 3.2.3
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

Capacitor
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Capacitor\capacitr.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Capacitor\release\capacitr.dll

Description
Section 3.2.4
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Change Instance Name to Include Rotation Parameter


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeInstanceNameToIncludeRotationParameter\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeInstanceNameToIncludeRotationParameter\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeInstanceNameToIncludeRotationParameter\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.5

Change Layer

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UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeLayer\chnglayr.c.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeLayer\release\chnglayr.dll.dll

Description
Section 3.2.6
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Change Layer and Duplicate


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeLayerAndDuplicate\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeLayerAndDuplicate\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeLayerAndDuplicate\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.7
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Change Layer and Grow


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeLayerAndGrow\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeLayerAndGrow\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ChangeLayerAndGrow\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.8
UPI Macro Path:

Create Contact
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Contact\Contact.c

Description
Section 3.2.9
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Copy Layer Rendering


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
CopyRendering\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
CopyRendering\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
CopyRendering\release\Filename.dll

Description

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Section 3.2.10
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Create Derived Layer


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
CreateDerivedLayer\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
CreateDerivedLayer\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
CreateDerivedLayer\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.11
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Delete Layer
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\DeleteLayer\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\DeleteLayer\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\DeleteLayer\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.12
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Dialog Examples
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\DialogExamples\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\DialogExamples\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
DialogExamples\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.13
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Gear
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Gear\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Gear\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Gear\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.14

Generate Derived Layer in Subcell

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UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
GenerateDerivedLayerInSubCell\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
GenerateDerivedLayerInSubCell\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
GenerateDerivedLayerInSubCell\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.15
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

Goto
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\goto\goto.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\goto\release\goto.dll

Description
Section 3.2.16
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Grow Via
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\GrowVia\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\GrowVia\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\GrowVia\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.17
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

Hello World
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\HelloWorld\HelloWorld.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\HelloWorld\
Release-VC6\HelloWorld-VC6.dll

Description
Section 3.2.18
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Hide Layer with GDS DataType = 1


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
HideLayerWithGDSDataType1\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
HideLayerWithGDSDataType1\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
HideLayerWithGDSDataType1\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.19

Hierarchical Instance Location

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UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
HierarchicalInstanceLocation\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
HierarchicalInstanceLocation\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
HierarchicalInstanceLocation\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.20
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Import GDS Copy Cell


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\ImportGDSCopyCell\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ImportGDSCopyCell\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ImportGDSCopyCell\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.21
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Instance and Rotate a T-Cell


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
Instance&RotateT-Cell\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
Instance&RotateT-Cell\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
Instance&RotateT-Cell\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.22
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Instance a Cell
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\InstanceCell\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\InstanceCell\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\InstanceCell\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.23
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

Interface
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Interface\intrface.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Interface\release\ intrface.dll

Description

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Section 3.2.24
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Drawing Mode Keyboard Shortcuts


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
Layer-DrawingMode Keyboard Shortcuts\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
Layer-DrawingMode Keyboard Shortcuts\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
Layer-DrawingMode Keyboard Shortcuts\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.25
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

MFC
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\MFC\mfcupi.cpp
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\MFC\release\mfcupi.dll

Description
Section 3.2.26
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

MOSFET
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Mosfet\Mosfet.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Mosfet\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Mosfet\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.27
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

Move
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Move\move.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Move\release\move.dll

Description
Section 3.2.28
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

Palette
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Palette\Palette.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Palette\release\Palette.dll

Description
Section 3.2.29

Perimeter

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UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Perimeter\perimetr.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Perimeter\release\perimetr.dll

Description
Section 3.2.30
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Place Ports
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\PlacePorts\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\PlacePorts\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\PlacePorts\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.31
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

Polar Array
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\PolarArray\PolarArray.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
PolarArray\VC++7\Release\PolarArray.dll

Description
Section 3.2.32
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Port List
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\PortList\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\PortList\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\PortList\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.33
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Properties
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Properties\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Properties\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Properties\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.34

Read from Text File and Instance T-Cell

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UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ReadfromFileAndInstanceT-Cell\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ReadfromFileAndInstanceT-Cell\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
ReadfromFileAndInstanceT-Cell\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.35
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Rename Cell
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\RenameCell\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\RenameCell\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\RenameCell\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.36
UPI Macro Path:
DLL Path:

Resistor
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Resistor\Resistor.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Resistor\release\Resistor.dll

Description
Section 3.2.37
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Run L-Edit in Command Mode and Load a Macro


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
RunL-EditCmdModeLoadMacro\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
RunL-EditCmdModeLoadMacro\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
RunL-EditCmdModeLoadMacro\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.38
UPI Macro Path:
Layout Path:
DLL Path:

Selected Polygon Vertex Summary Report


\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
SelectedPolygonVertexSummary\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
SelectedPolygonVertexSummary\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
SelectedPolygonVertexSummary\release\Filename.dll

Description

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Section 3.2.39

Set Layer Rendering

UPI Macro Path:


Layout Path:
DLL Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\SetRendering\Filename.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\SetRendering\Filename.tdb
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\
SetRendering\release\Filename.dll

Description
Section 3.2.40

Spiral

UPI Macro Path:


DLL Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Spiral\Spiral.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Spiral\release\Spiral.dll

Description
Section 3.2.41

Spring

UPI Macro Path:


DLL Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Spring\Spring.c
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\UPIMacros\Spring\release\Spring.dll

Description

Section 3.3

L-Edit T-Cells

Section 3.3.1

Buffer

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\Buffer.tdb
BUFFER Generator

Description
Section 3.3.2

Change T-Cell Name

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\ChangeTCellName.tdb
Rules

Description
Section 3.3.3

Concentric Tori

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T-Cell Layout Path:
Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\ConcentricTori.tdb
Concentric Tori

Description
Section 3.3.4

Decoder

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\Decoder.tdb
Decoder Generator

Description
Section 3.3.5

Ellipse

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\Ellipse.tdb
Ellipse Generator

Description
Section 3.3.6

Layout Text Generator

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\LayoutText.tdb
LayoutText Generator

Description
Section 3.3.7

Matched Dual Capacitor Array

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\MatchedDualCapacitorArray.tdb
MatchedDualCapacitorArray

Description
Section 3.3.8

MOSFET

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\Mosfet.tdb
NFET Generator

Description
Section 3.3.9

Rounded Rectangle

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T-Cell Layout Path:
Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\RoundedRectangle.tdb
Rounded Rectangle

Description
Section 3.3.10

Segmented Tori

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\SegmentedTori.tdb
Segmented2Torii, SegmentedTest, SegmentedTest2, SegmentedTest3,
SegmentedTest4, SegmentedTorus

Description
Section 3.3.11

Spiral

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\Spiral.tdb
Spiral Generator

Description
Section 3.3.12

T-Cell Builder

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\T-CellBuilder.tdb
Contacts, MOSFET, Res

Description
Section 3.3.13

T-Cell Calls Another T-Cell

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\T-CellCallsT-Cell.tdb
TCellCallTCell

Description
Section 3.3.14

Test Pattern Generator

T-Cell Layout Path:


Cell:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\TCells\TestPatternGen_v2.2.tdb
LineGrating, LineGratingVaryWidth, TestPatternGenerator

Description

Section 3.4

L-Edit Bindkeys

Section 3.4.1

Cadence

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Bindkey Path:

\ Features By Tool\L-Edit\BindKeys\Cadence\Cadence.ini

Description

Section 4

Additional Examples

Section 4.1

T-Spice External C Models

Section 4.1.1

Diode

C Model Path:

\Features By Tool\T-Spice\External_C_Models\Diode

Diode.c
Diode.dll
Diode_DLL.sp
Diode_Interpreted.sp

Description
Description
Description
Description

Description
Section 4.1.2

MOS1

C Model Path:

\Features By Tool\T-Spice\External_C_Models\MOS1\

mos1.c
mos1.dll
mos1_DLL.sp
mos1_Interpreted.sp

Description
Description
Description
Description

Description
Section 4.1.3
C Model Path:

Resistor
\Features By Tool\T-Spice\External_C_Models\Resistor\

resistor.c
resistor.dll
Resistor_DLL.sp
Resistor_Interpreted.sp

Description
Description
Description
Description

Description
Section 4.1.4

Switch

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C Model Path:

\Features By Tool\T-Spice\External_C_Models\Switch\

switch.c
switch.dll
Switch_DLL.sp
Switch_Interpreted.sp

Description
Description
Description
Description

Description
Section 4.1.5

VCO

C Model Path:

\Features By Tool\T-Spice\External_C_Models\VCO\

vco.c
vco.dll
VCO_DLL.sp
VCO_Interpreted.sp

Description
Description
Description
Description

Description

Section 4.2

L-Edit Layer Setup

Section 4.2.1

Black Background

Layout Path:

\Features By Tool\L-Edit\LayerSetup\BlackBackground.tdb

Description
Section 4.2.2
Layout Path:

Multiple Vias
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\LayerSetup\Multivias.tdb

Description
Section 4.2.3
Layout Path:

Pastel Colors
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\LayerSetup\Pastel.tdb

Description
Section 4.2.4
Layout Path:

Stripes
\Features By Tool\L-Edit\LayerSetup\Stripe.tdb

Description
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