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AR# 15014

Virtex-II SPICE Models - How do I account for worst, typical, and best cases in my simulation?


General Description: 

When using Virtex-II SPICE models, how do I account for worst, typical, and best cases in my simulation?


Xilinx SPICE models are available for download at: 


(Please note that you must to register and request access to this area, and that it may take up to two business days for your access to be granted.) 


I/O performance is affected by three distinct parameters: process, voltage, and temperature. 


Each I/O standard has a stimulus (.sp) file associated with it. The name of this file reflects the I/O standard (e.g., lvcmos_15_2_fast = LVCMOS, 1.5V, 2mA drive strength, fast slew rate). Within this file, voltage and temperature can be directly manipulated by the user. 


You may account for the best/typical/worst-case process by changing the models directory to which the stimulus file refers: 


.options search='../models/modtt' (This points to the typical models.)

AR# 15014
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 05/14/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article