RE : [SI-LIST] : looking for info on Hspice vs Star-Sim compariso

Weber Chuang (WeberChuang@via.com.tw)
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 11:55:44 +0800

Hi,

Both of them seem to be unable to digest IBIS models directly, is that
right? Dear IBIS/SI-list gurus.

Best Regards,

Weber

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat Zabinski [SMTP:zabinski.patrick@mayo.edu]
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 1999 8:57 PM
> To: si-list@silab.Eng.Sun.COM
> Subject: [SI-LIST] : looking for info on Hspice vs Star-Sim
> comparison
>
>
> We've been using Avant! Hspice for SI simulations for several years,
> and it's worked quite well for our needs (although it is quite
> expensive). Recently, our group's usage of Hspice has dramatically
> increased, so we're looking at other tools to speed up the simulations
> and free up usage of Hspice.
>
> Avant! also makes a tool called Star-Sim that is suppose to be "Full
> Star-Hspice compatibility in netlist and models", with an
> accuracy "well within 5% of SPICE", yet with a "10 -- 1,000 X performance
> increase over SPICE". This sounds a bit good to be true, so
> I was wondering if anyone out there on the list has tried and
> compared both tools. In particular, I'm interested in any comparisons
> made between the tools related to SI/SSN that include large
> amounts of transistors, behavioral models (IBIS), transmission lines
> (W-elements), etc.
>
> Here's the associated tool description URLs:
> http://www.avanticorp.com/product/ds/hspice.html
> http://www.avanticorp.com/product/ds/star-sim.html
>
> I'd appreciate any info on experiences you've had.
>
> Thanks,
> Pat Zabinski
>
>
>
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