Logic Design for Array-Based Circuits

by Donnamaie E. White

Copyright © 1996, 2001, 2002 Donnamaie E. White


Design Submission

Last Edit March 18, 2002

Parametric Vectors (Required Or Optional)

Parametric testing is optional, provided the SSO switching in the output vectors does not exceed the 16 (mixed mode) or 32 (100% TTL or 100% ECL) switching outputs per vector limit. If parametric vectors are required, the customer must supply all parametric simulation vectors.

AMCC requires that Parametric simulations be performed using the minimum library and then again using the maximum worst-case library.

The minimum simulation should exactly match the maximum simulation. If not, a potential timing problem could exist. Resolve the problem or consult with AMCC and send in both the minimum and maximum parametric simulations.

The parametric simulation should be performed following the procedures described in the design manual.

Parametric Simulation Documentation

The documentation required for the parametric simulation submission is prompted for by the AMCCSUBMIT program interface. Before running AMCCSUBMIT, simulation files for the paths in sampled format should exist. All AMCCSUBMIT errors should be resolved prior to submission.

Documentation included on disk or tape for each parametric simulation file includes:

  • the file number (1..n) when 4K pages are submitted or when the functional simulation is a set of simulation files (Volume II, Section 4);
  • the sampled AMCCSIMFMT file name (file is UNEDITED);
  • whether this was a MIN or a MAX simulation; PRODUCT_GRADE is prompted in the form header (identifies the annotation file used);
  • the simulation control file name;
  • the simulation input file name, if any;
  • the simulation command file name which may be submit procedures, a transcript of system operation during simulation, including VIEW, RUN, START, LIST, WRITE, etc. statements as required for the specific system;
  • the AMCCVRC.LST report file name (rename since several are included per submission);
  • the name of the text file version of the data or the control file which clearly describes the testing performed;

Hardcopy documentation consists of:

  • the AMCCVRC.LST report commented for errors and AMCC waivers.



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