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AR# 44660

Xilinx FPGA Transceivers - Mixed models simulation with HSPICE

Description

Why does the HSPICE simulation of a Spartan-6 GTP Transmitter driving a Virtex-5 GTP Receiver stop with an error?

Solution

HSPICE 2010.12 and previous releases cannot handle two libraries containing the same subcircuit name.It is recommended not to simulate a netlist with models from different transceiver families (i.e. Spartan-6 GTP Transmitter and Virtex-5 GTP Receiver) because the model libraries could use the same circuit name. Even in the case of successful simulation, the result could be wrong.
AR# 44660
Date Created 01/20/2012
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Spartan-6 LXT
  • Virtex-4 FX
  • Virtex-5 FXT
  • More
  • Virtex-5 LXT
  • Virtex-5 SXT
  • Virtex-5 TXT
  • Virtex-6 LXT
  • Virtex-6 SXT
  • Virtex-II Pro
  • Virtex-II Pro X
  • Less