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AC analysis in spectre
May 16th, 2017, 4:24am
Hi All,

I want to run AC analysis of Low pass filter with cadence spectre. With transient analysis, it's working fine But during AC analysis following error generated:

AC Analysis `frequencySweep': freq = (1 Hz -> 100 MHz)
DC simulation time: CPU = 11.999 ms, elapsed = 42.51 ms.

Opening the PSF file /home_ei/pdubey_ei/Desktop/gp_test/VAMS_examples/LPF/amscf.raw/
Observed simulation time : 0 FS + 2

My spectre.scs file is following:

simulator lang=spice

.AC DEC 5 1 100e6

simulator lang=spectre

myopts options duplicate_subckt=warning
myinfo info what=oppoint where=rawfile
spectre options diagnose=detailed debugstepdrop=yes simstat=detailed debug=yes duplicateinstance=warning duplicatemodel=warning

So, Kindly give the solution.

Thank you

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Re: AC analysis in spectre
Reply #1 - May 16th, 2017, 9:32am
You should contact Cadence when you have an internal error.

An internal error is a reaction to some unusual or unexpected condition. To work around it, you should try to identify anything you are doing that is unusual and then get rid of that thing to see if the error goes away.

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Re: AC analysis in spectre
Reply #2 - May 16th, 2017, 1:32pm
I'd get rid of the two options statements and the info, to start (I'm particularly curious about "spectre" as a possible keyword and the name of your second options statement).

And I'd re-write your .ac line in Spectre syntax.

Not that Spectre shouldn't be able to handle it, but along the lines of Ken's suggestion, eliminate anything weird.
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Re: AC analysis in spectre
Reply #3 - May 19th, 2017, 11:42pm
spectre doesn't normally use ".ac" since that is the archaic SPICE syntax rather than spectre's own more regular syntax
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