What is the format of the psf transient simulation?

Discussion in 'Cadence' started by Svenn Are Bjerkem, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Hi,

    does anybody happen to know what binary format the tran.tran.trn and
    tran.tran.dsn files in the psf directory is? I can use the psf utility
    to inspect the dc.dc and all the other binary result files in the psf
    directory and to extract particular values, but the transient
    simulation seems to have changed format. I am working on 5.1.41 in a
    fairly standard setup.

    Does cadence provide a utility to read those files? I want to generate
    some reports, and find working with something like psf utility quite
    Svenn Are Bjerkem, Aug 30, 2007
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  2. Nevermind, I found that Cadence save transient signals to sst2 format
    as default in 5.1.41. Once I recognised that sst2 is another cadence
    format, a search on sourcelink gave me the way to turn on psf for
    transient simulations again.

    I would still like to know if there is a utility to read specific
    signal waveforms from the command line, though.
    Svenn Are Bjerkem, Aug 30, 2007
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  3. There is the matlab "spectre toolbox" which is in MMSIM61 onwards. But that's
    not quite from the command line... and you can use OCEAN of course.

    In other words, there's no equivalent of the "psf" command for sst2 data.


    Andrew Beckett, Sep 16, 2007
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