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They are solution constraints on the simulator and will have default variable values set, but you should be able to bump them around as any other variable (in a SPICE) or at least via some option menu (like Spectre). What particular simulator? There are more than RELTOL and abstol, I have also seen CHGTOL (good for circuits that -need- to
This is the result of convergence problems. You should look at the documentation for the program to find the .options statements to use to tighten up the tolerance at each calculated point. reltol and abstol are some of these. Tighten them up by 10x and then 100x if necessary to get the waveform you expect.
use .options abstol= absvdc= to increase accuracy
You can try to increase the value of abstol. For example: .options abstol=1E-8
PSS simulation is very tricky way to predict oscillation frequency. Transient is better with higher accuracy levels ( increase abstol,iabsoltol,vabstol in simulation option ). But PSS will also converged if you take care some critic nodes such as floating nodes, short circuited components etc. PSS doesn't like unusual circuit topologies and to avo
Use this veriloga file, just connect your clock to this clock // VerilogA for bmslib, Sig2FreqJitter, veriloga // last revised: 7/21/03 (ronv) // // DESCRIPTION: // Measures the frequency and Jitter of the input signal by detecting // the times at which the last two zero crossings occured. This method // will only work accurately on si
Heres a simple one. The circuit has been tweaked a little in order to make the lamp ligthing quite smooth. First I've increased "Frame per second" to 50 as this helps to make less flickering the lamp, though it requires more CPU resources. Then I changed some spice parameters to make simulation less accurate but faster; abstol=1e-08 and
most probablt PWL signal will spve ur prob. othrwise try to play with abstol reltol values
Circular Integrator Operator Use the circular integrator operator to convert an expression argument into its indefinitely integrated form. idtmod(expr [ , ic [ , modulus [, offset ) expr is the dynamic integrand or expression
I use a very old version of orcad that uses ascii text input and so use the .options command. If you use a newer version look in the help menu for words like reltol and abstol. These are relative tolerance and absolute tolerance.
hello everyone, I want to improve the accuracy of simulation in spectre(cadence),but I don't know how to realize it ,please help me ! thank you :| hi, i remember that in analog design environment window, you can find the simulation menu, click it and you will find options --> analog,click it, and you can change the simulat
To get accurate results you will have to select reltol and abstol values several orders of magnitude smaller than the default values. Then do the transient analysis for an exactly integer number of input sine wave cycles. Then do the FFT option. (This is what is done in PSpice, and HSpice may be very similar.)
Hai, Can anyone tell me the exact meaning of this error and warning which was generated by the TANNER tool/TSPICE . I was executing a circuit for output , when i got this error . I need the meaning of this error and method/procedure to rectify the problem. Any help would be appreciated ! The errors generated are : Fatal DC OPPT :
hi i encounter a question when simulating a circuit in spectre, and the error report is as follows. ======================== Error found by spectre at time = 1 as during transient analysis `tran'. No convergence with minimum time step. Last acceptable solution computed at 0 s. The values for those nodes that did not converge on the
I will try to explain better: From the plot you are showing us, it is clear that you are using Spectre RF, PSS and Pac. My opinion is that the strange result you are getting is due to inaccuracy of simulation settings. First issue to check are the analog accuracy settings, such as reltol, abstol and so on. To proper simulate IP3 you should decrea
I am using spectre RF transient and PSS for VCO simulation. Initially, i had connected the VCO directly to an output buffer (a differential amp). The output DC voltage of VCO is used to bias the buffer transistors. I also use an initial condition to start-up the oscillation. This setup works fine for me. However, i want to isolate the VCO fr
the schematic and simulated waveforms are in the attachment the problem is there is something wrong with my simulated wvaeform, the ideal output should be start at 0.75V, why, help? the circuit's netlist is: *integrator *CLOCK SIGNALS vphi1 phi1 0 pulse (0 1.5v 0 200p 200p 4n 10n) vphi2 phi2 0 pulse (0 1.5v 5n 200p 200p 4n 10n) r2 ph
Increase the accuracy of the simulator: reltol, abstol, etc
Hi, i programmed a model in matlab which requires solving differential equations numerically. i used the commands options = odeset('abstol',1e-20,'RelTol',1e-4); = ode15s(@odes, , icval1, options); and wrote the eqns. I have attached the results where i expect a difference. In the image 1.jpg, there are 2 graphs. However, if
Hi Hughes, Thanks for the information. I think the newer hspice is getting faster speed by adding in an option to adjust the accuracy. that runlvl is a parameter which can scale all the other tolerence parameters at the same time, e.g abstol, vntol, reltol, etc. it is not getting real faster, just more features.
Maybe simulation settings like reltol, abstol ,etc
I am designing a rather high resolution (>15bit) delta sigma ADC. I have a design that's working in MATLAB and I am trying to build the same thing in cadence using Verilog A modeling. Every component I have now is ideal and in verilog A code, so that means no transistors, no resistors and no capacitors. I am using the function laplace_nd to model m
hi, i would suggest to try .option runlvl=6 this is best accuracy mode, and for adc accuracy is important. other options like reltol,abstol,delmax were creating a lot of problem in term of ease of use so this new .option runlvl automatically sets everything.you can comment other settings. tstep in .tran does not play any role in simulati
I am afraid things like SMPS simulations will be slow. You could try the following .options - check with your simulator software for exact function & syntax: abstol RELTOL VNTOL Make sure you haven't set the minimum time step too small in your .TRAN statement My simulator will also do a fast but lower accuracy simulation for a defined a
See below example of simple verilog-a module, which shall be instantiated in circuit with frequency that you would like to measure ------------ module freq_hdl(FO, IN); output FO; input IN; electrical FO, IN; parameter real VDD = 1.8; parameter real scale = 1.0; integer cross_in; real per_in; real prev_in; real lat_in; real freq
I've fixed the issue which was causing my simulation to crash. I changed the abstol VOLTOL and Gmin values to 2 magnitudes less and I got a successful simulation which was approximately what I was expecting. I suspect that my circuit was on the limit of complexity for finding a solution, as making small changes could make the simulation fail aga
Hi I have a problem with my spice codes. When I add the precharge circuit, the error appears. I have this problem only with finfet model. With other types, it works. .option accurate=1 method=gear delmax=30p .OPTIONS ITL1=100 .OPTIONS ITL4=100 .OPTIONS RELTOL=.01 .OPTIONS DIGSTEPBACK .OPTIONS abstol=1p VNTOL=1u .OPTIONS METHOD=GEAR
I have posted the link because they contain the only way I know that can solve problems but you have already done that. Increase Iteration limit (ITL) and decrease the accuracy abstol is the absolute current tolerance (default value is 1pA) VNTOL is the absolute voltage tolerance (default value is 1uV) RELTOL is the relative tolerance (default
Try changing following parameter ITL4: Increase this to 40 from 10 abstol make this to 1n instead of 1p If this still not resolved, Try using ─UTOCONVERGANCE"
Hi everyone, In order to solve the convergence problem in my simulation, I wish to set some simulation parameters in Cadence ADE as what I did in Hspice. The parameters that I wish to modify is as follows: abstol = 1n CHGTOL = 1p GMIN = 1n ITL1 = 5000 ITL2 = 5000 ITL4 = 5000 ITL5 = 0 RELTOL = 0.01 STEPGMIN Y However, I can not find
Altering the Opamp node as suggested by LvW should resolve the convergence issue, just in case if this still persist, try "AutoConvergance" or increase the ITL4=40 and abstol=1n under Simulation Setting Options. Hope this helps.
Try relaxing following simulator parameters ITL4=50, abstol=1n, VNTOL=100u
Hi everyone, I an new here and this is my first post. I am a newbie to ASIC and as part of my semester project I am implementing a 3TDRAM. I am using 0.13um technology and Cadence Hspice and Spectre tools. I am running into some simulator issues. 1. I initially started in hspice but realised I had to do monte Carlo so i switched to Spectre. But w
It is difficult to know what to suggest because I think the problem is with Altium. I just ran your netlist through my simulator and it is fine. Look through your documentation at the .OPTIONS. Look for ITL4 and increase it from the default (10 in my simulator). Also PIVREL=0.999 may help. Look at VNTOL, RELTOL and abstol although I rarely fin
Hi, I've been working on a power device macromodel based on abm, but I got stuck in convergence issues (transient analysis) when Vdd goes over 100V I changed RELTOL, abstol, VNTOL, etc., but I wasn't yet able to have it working with higher voltages. The model is in the attached pdf. I am using PSPICE from Cadence SPB v16.3 Any ideas? T
Did you already try different .IC values, e.g. .IC v(a1)=1 ? Or reduce the default abstol value: .OPTION abstol=1e-12
I doubt gate resistors will help your convergence problems. Capacitors can give problems if they have no series resistance and are in parallel with voltage sources (so can create infinite current) but a more likely cause is the IR2110 model. Have you followed the instructions in the IR2110.TXT file with the model, in particular: Shoul