Adaptive Simulation with HDL Control Module for Frequency Converting Circuits

Konferenz: SMACD / PRIME 2021 - International Conference on SMACD and 16th Conference on PRIME
19.07.2021 - 22.07.2021 in online

Tagungsband: SMACD / PRIME 2021

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Tibenszky, Zoltan; Kreissig, Martin; Carta, Corrado; Ellinger, Frank (Chair of Circuit Design and Network Theory, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany)

An adaptive simulator-independent method is presented, which reduces the simulation and post-processing time of transient simulations through the use of an intelligent sweep control implemented as a behavioural model. It is capable to effectively reduce the points to be simulated for determining the operation regions, or to find the local extrema of a continuous value performance parameter. It controls the variable sweeps based on real time simulation results, and delivers the circuit’s performance parameters to be determined in a text file. This eliminates the often time consuming additional post-processing steps. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated for the case of a frequency divider verification, where it has led to a 10 times reduction in the simulation time, and eliminated any additional post-processing steps.