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Analysis and Design of VLSI Analog-Digital Interface Circuits

NTU 247 / Berkeley EECS247

Fall 2007


Simulation Tools:

We will be using intensive computer simulations in the homework. Matlab is used to design and verify the system performance. The preferred circuit simulators are SPECTRE, HSPICE/AWAVES (from Avanti). Most of the homework sets only require the use of a SPICE simulator, but some require the use of SPECTRE.

§         MATLAB

§                       Matlab educational sites from University of Maine.

§                       Introduction to Simulink from Purdue University.

§         HSPICE

§                       SPICE tutorial and tips: Berkeley ICBook.

§                       HSPICE manual (downloadable PDF files)

§                       Running SPICE

§                       List of UNIX workstations for running SPICE

§         SPECTRE

§                       EECS 247 SPECTRE guide

§         LTSPICE

§                       Free download from Linear Technology Corporation: LTSpice Download

§         SCILAB

§                       Thanks to Kalin Lazarov for finding this freeware from SCILAB

UNIX Account:

 Anyone enrolled in the will be provided with access to UNIX and windows instructional servers. You can connect to Unix using SSH and to windows using remote desktop connection.  Read the below hints from Kevin to get started, Due to past reports on firewall issues and speed of simulation however, students you might prefer to use your local resources. There are no transistor-level simulations for this course. Thus no model libraries are needed. Please let the course consultant know if you have to use the EECS instructional resources.

Information about connecting over the network can be found at http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/connecting.html. It includes information about downloading SSH for free and about using X Windows. You can get help via email to root@cory or call Kevin if you are really stuck (510-643-6141).

§                                 Kevin recommends…

§                                 Connecting to your temporary account

§                                 Instructional Computing WEB site

§                                 User's Guide for Instructional Computing

§                                 Help on the X Window system