Re: [SI-LIST] : IBIS to Spice

D. C. Sessions (dc.sessions@vlsi.com)
Tue, 12 May 1998 14:51:09 -0700

Philip R. Gantt wrote:

> Does anyone know of any tools that will convert IBIS models to Spice
> models? Also, where might such a tool be acquired? Thanks.

This comes up regularly on the IBIS list; to date there
are no serious candidates. Apparently a couple of SPICE
products allow direct import of IBIS as a behavioral
description format. Others (such as HSPICE) don't even
try. Converting the simpler forms of IBIS to SPICE
isn't terribly hard, and can be done with PERL scripts;
it's the less common variants that get tricky.

Oh, BTW: one reason that such utilities aren't widespread
is that it seems that every SPICE simulator uses a
different behavioral modelling language.

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D. C. Sessions
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