Re: [SI-LIST] : viewing HSPICE results without awaves

Ray Anderson (raymonda@radium.eng.sun.com)
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 11:28:01 -0700 (PDT)

Mike-

We are doing something similar to what you request in
an automated web based application.

I have a small C program which was written by someone
as part of their university research that takes an Hspice
.ac0, .tr0, etc. file and converts it to a Matlab .mat file.

You can then read the .mat file into Matlab or Octave, perform
what ever post processing commands that are necessary and then
display your results via Matlab or Gnuplot in the case of Octave.
The resulting plots can also be output as postscript, rasterfiles
or what have you.

We find it a very powerful technique for custom postprocessing
simulation data and doing things with it that the Hspice vendor
never envisioned in awaves.

I can send you the C code for the conversion utility (and/or a
Sun executable if that will do you any good).


- Ray Anderson
Sun Microsystems Inc.
raymonda@radium.eng.sun.com

> From: "Mike Degerstrom" <degerstrom.michael@mayo.edu>
> Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 10:44:28 -0500
> To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com
> Subject: [SI-LIST] : viewing HSPICE results without awaves
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> Does anyone have an effective way to view HSPICE
> results without Avanti's awaves, (aka mwaves)? We
> have awaves but have a temporary increase in HSPICE
> usage so awaves is not always available to those in need.
>
> We need a unix-based solution. We have xmgr, nutmeg,
> and gnuplot that may be good viewing candidates. But
> we need help in converting the .ac0, .tr0, etc., files to
> a format taken by the viewing tool(s) mentioned above.
> Presently, we can use .print statements to output the
> node voltages to a file and then use a script to generate
> x-y ascii files that are readable by xmgr and gnuplot.
> However, it would be much better if there was some way
> to get that information from the .ac0 or .tr0 files as all
> of the node voltages should be available in those files.
>
>
> Mike
>
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