Patent Number: 7,827,017

Title: Method and system for implementing circuit simulators

Abstract: A system and method for performing circuit simulation is described. The present approach provides methods and systems that create reusable and independent measurements for use with circuit simulators. Also disclosed are parallelizable measurements having looping constructs that can be run without interference between parallel iterations. Reusability is enhanced by having parameterized measurements. Revisions and history of the operating parameters of circuit designs subject to simulation are tracked. Mechanisms are provided that allow for viewing, measurement or other manipulation of signals at specific locations in a circuit design for simulation, such as parameters that include observation points which are implemented using probes. One approach to executing a measurement is via a controllable and flexible control statement, which in one embodiment is the "run" statement. Improved interfaces for viewing, controlling, and manipulating simulations and simulation results are also provided.

Inventors: Kundert; Kenneth S. (Los Altos, CA)

Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/50 (20060101); G06F 9/45 (20060101); G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00