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Aimspice Tutorial

# Aimspice Tutorial

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Florida International University
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
EEL 6167: VLSI DESIGNSummer 2005
AIM-SPICE TUTORIAL
Instructor: Subbarao V. Wunnava, Ph.D., P.E.,ProfessorCourtesy: Temitope MarcusGraduate Research Associate

TABLE OF CONTENTS1. INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………………….32. ABOUT THE TOOL…………………………………………………………………………………… 32.1 THE USER INTERFACE…………………………………………………………………...43. DESIGN AND NETLIST………………………………………………………………………………. 53.1 GETTING STARTED …………………………………………………………………….... 53.2 INPUT DATA FOR CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION…………………………………………….53.3 REPRESENTATION AND SYNTAX OF BASIC COMPONENTS.……………………..63.4 CREATING NETLIST.……………………………………………………………………….74. SIMULATION…………………………………………………………………………………………….84.1 AC SIMULATION SYNTAX..........................................................................................94.2 DC SIMULATION SYNTAX…………………………………………………………………94.3 TRANSIENT SIMULATION SYNTAX……………………………………………………...94.4 DISPLAY……………………………………………………………………………………..105. EDITING……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………………………………....13

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1 – AIM-Spice command window……………………………………………………………….. 3Figure 2 – Toolbar………………………………………………………………………………………….4Figure 3 – Inverter circuit schematic……………………………………………………………………..7Figure 4 – Aim-Spice net list………………………………………………………………………………8Figure 5 – AC simulation window…………………………………………………………………………8Figure 6 – DC simulation window………………………………………………………………………...9Figure 7 Transient simulation window………………………………………………………………..10Figure 8 – Output of inverter circuit……………………………………………………………………..10Figure 9 – Plot window…………………………………………………………………………………...11Figure 10 – 2-Input NAND circuit schematic…………………………………………………………...12Figure 11 – Error window………………………………………………………………………………...12