RE: [SI-LIST] : Convert an IBIS model to SPICE Model.

John Synesiou (jsynesio@us-power.com)
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 10:40:11 -0600

You bring up a good point, SPICE with IBIS extensions would allow
standardization of syntax as well as the flexibility to do more detailed
analysis if needed. I'm not sure if such a product exists, rather some SPICE
vendors provide an IBIS to SPICE translator.

Regards

John Synesiou jsynesio@us-power.com
U.S. Power, Inc Phone (612)826-1111
6497 City West Parkway Fax (612)826-1003
Eden Prairie Date: 04/03/98
MN, 55344 Time: 10:28 AM

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-si-list@silab.Eng.Sun.COM
[mailto:owner-si-list@silab.Eng.Sun.COM] On Behalf Of Andrew Ingraham
Sent: Friday, April 03, 1998 7:54 AM
To: 'SI_LIST'
Subject: RE: [SI-LIST] : Convert an IBIS model to SPICE Model.

> Your solution is one way to solve this problem in SPICE, but a far
easier
> method would be to use a SPICE simulators that can do behavioral
modeling
> using lookup tables. Some examples are SPICE 3 B-elements with
if-then-else
> extensions, or XSPICE extensions (many SPICE vendors offer XSPICE
> extensions).

But many do not.

Rather than choosing a SPICE with XSPICE extensions, wouldn't it be
better to choose a SPICE with IBIS extensions and avoid having to
convert anything yourself?

(Assuming, of course that you even have the freedom to choose *any*
SPICE in the first place!)

Regards,
Andy