Spectre Netlist and Model Support

024_cell : Spectre Netlist and Model Support

Minimum Required Versions: AccuCell 2.6.0.R, SmartSpice 4.6.2.R

This example explains how to use Spectre format netlists and models with AccuCell and its embedded SmartSpice engine.

In general Spectre format is supported by simply adding the following library level .cfg file command IN_FILE_FORMAT spectre

The provided example illustrates the basic method and the supported syntax. The netlist file should contain ONLY netlists details plus the simulator lang=spectre statement and any SPECTRE netlist comments. No other SPECTRE commands or definitions should exist in the netlist file. The model file should contain ONLY the model definition statements and any necessary parameter definitions. No other SPECTRE simulation commands or directives should exist in the model file. Minor edits to the files may be required so that they conform to the illustrated example file. Files models.scs and Inverter.scs show the supported syntax.

No other changes in basic AccuCell use or external simulators are required for this support. As a result the unlimited embedded SmartSpice engine licensing that is included with AccuCell permits a highly cost effective option for cell characterization requirements when only Spectre models and or netlist files are available.