[SI-LIST] : Simulating Tools

Adrian Lynam (adrianl@s3two.ie)
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 18:52:01 GMT

Hi All ,

I am an analog design engineer who has very little experience in dealing
with high speed digital signals .I am currently looking at performing some
high speed board level simulations between 500MGHz and 1GHz , I am not
responsible for the actual board level layout, I just wish to conduct
some simulations to examine interchip timing etc. My current SPICE based
simulator does not model lossy transmission lines and I am seeking
assistance or any help in finding another simulator that may do so .
I wish to model numerous conductors , so hopefully the model
will include mutual inductance's and cross capacitances between lines.
I also wish to model skin effect if it is an issue at the frequencies
of interest ???

I have been browsing on the web and found that "Avant!"'s HSPICE seems
to meet my needs , but is it the best package out there as regards
value for money and functionality ? also , what are the most
important criteria to consider when evaluating such
simulators ? (e.g. simulation times, accuracy, controlability...)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated .

Regards

Adrian Lynam

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