Date: Wed Jan 03 2001 - 17:27:51 PST
CDL is a SPICE-like circuit netlist from Cadence.
Looks like the vendor is asking you to run SPICE to
generate the IBIS model yourself since CDL only a netlist.
You might need to make changes to the netlist to make it
compatible with your SPICE simulator. Also you might
want to find out if the netlist represents the layout (more
representative of the real chip) or the schematic (less
representative of the real thing).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Hopperstad [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 3:01 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [SI-LIST] : RE: CDL file format
> I asked my vender for IBIS or SPICE models for one of their
> devices and was
> sent a "CDL" formatted file. The email indicated that the
> file contains all
> the information about the sub-circuits and should be able to
> be converted to
> IBIS. Here is my question, what is a CDL file and has anyone
> converted it to
> either an IBIS or SPICE model? Any feedback would be greatly welcomed.
> Here is some information I found on web regarding CDL files:
> A CDL (network
> Common data form Description Language) file is an ASCII
> description of the
> binary data in a netCDF file that is designed to be easily
> read by humans.
> Doug Hopperstad
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