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From: Michael Khusid ([email protected])
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 08:03:44 PDT


I am currently looking to get myself some signal integrity software and I
keep hearing wonderful things about Innoveda's XTK and bad things about
Avanti! Hspice (see below). Is it really true? Is XTK really that wonderful?
I will be simulating traces on boards, will XTK be able to successfully run
a multi-board simulation? Will I have problems converting vendor's IBIS
models into XTK format? What about translating board layout into lossy line
models inside XTK? What about converting SPICE connector models in XTK
format? Are there any caveats to using XTK?

Thanks in advance to everyone.

Mike Khusid
Sitara Networks

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mellitz, Richard [mailto:[email protected]]
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2000 2:48 PM
> To: 'Alex March'; [email protected]
> Subject: RE: [SI-LIST] : W element with field solver model in HSPICE
> Alex,
> Try 1 mil! And see what happens. The W Elements are broke in
> the CD version
> of HSPICE 1999.4. A fixed one was available from Avanti!. I
> haven't tried
> out 2000.2 yet.
> Also the HSPICE 2-D field solver compares well with most
> other field solvers
> as far as RLCG go. However the Rs value is around 20-30% too low.
> Rich Mellitz
> Intel

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