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Tanner S-Edit Tutorial

At First on desktop click on S-Edit icon

S-Edit icon
1. Click on File --------- New ------- New Design

2. In New Design wizard --- Type Design Name (example INVERTER) and Select Destination Folder by Clicking on …
symbol under Create in Folder --- and then click OK

3. After 2
STEP you will see this

4. Click on Add… --- you will get Add Library Wizard - click on … --- go to Tanner Installation folder , go to
Libraries folder --- select All.tanner file

1. Click on Add…
2. click on …
5. After step 4 you will see this figure

6. In Libraries click inverter --- Go to Cell - New View … as shown in the below figure

1. Go to your design “inverter”
2. Go to Cell
7. You will see New View Wizard - keep Design as Typed in step 2 (inverter), you can change cell (advice keep Design
NAME itself), keep view type as Schematic, you can keep Interface name and View name according to your need
(Advice Keep Design Name) - Click OK

8. After STEP 7, you will see this figure, click on maximize as shown in figure

9. Click on Devices to Pick P-Type and N-Type Transistors

2. you will see Devices
1. For Devices

10. Select PMOS Device as shown in Fig(A) and Fig(B)


11. . Select PMOS Device


PMOS Device

12. Click on Instance to place the Transistor into working area(black area)

13. By clicking in the black area, place the transistor as shown, and then click on done

1. First click here to place the
2. After 1 step click on Done

15. Similarly NMOS - and then Click on Wire as shown in Figure

16. Make inter connections as required

17. Click on Misc for VDD and Gnd

You see here Vdd, Gnd,
18. Placing VDD and Gnd is done similar to the “Clicking on Instance during PMOS and NMOS selection”

Vdd Symbol
19. And then you see this figure

20. click here for input and output ports

4. Click OK
21. Next click on Spice elements to pick actual VDD value (earlier VDD selection was symbolic no DC value is associated
with it)

1. Spice Elements
2. You see here voltage
source, current source, etc…
22. If click spice elements various sources can be seen among them you have to select “VoltageSource” and then
Instance to pick it

23. Place that VDD in working area (black area) as shown in figure

24. Now go to Net Label as shown in figure, click on it and place cursor on VDD upper node , it will pop-up a wizard
as shown in next step having typed in, click OK

2. VDD upper Node
1. Click on Net Label
25. It will pop-up the wizard as shown in figure , there type under Name in and click OK


27. you will see this figure, similarly you have to complete Gnd, Net labeling needs to be done whereever
you need connection with similar name, without using wires.

Net Labeled “in”
without using wires for
inter connection
28. This is for picking another source (as you know we need two sources, 1 is at PMOS drain, another is at Gate (PMOS
and NMOS)

Source 1
Source 2
29. Upon completion of previous steps, you see the below shown figure

30. Next step is “Spice_Commands”, please select as shown in figure “PrintVoltage” to plot inputs and outputs

1. “Spice_Commands

2. PrintVoltage
31. Having selected command Place cursor at port and then click that you want to see on output

32 similarly for output to be plotted needs to be selected as shown in figure

33. You can Net Label as said in previous steps for connection

34. Net Labeled “out”

Net Labeled “out”
35. Finally you will see this figure; Next step is simulation setup for that click as shown in Figure

Setup simulation
36. Previous step will pop-up this wizard

2. Set Three “False” to “True”
1. Be here on General
37. Next step is to set Search Path

Click on … to set
Models search path
38. Previous step will pop-up “Browse For Folder” In Tanner installation folder --- go to Libraries -- go to Models ---
 click OK

39. Next step is to set Library Files

Click here on …
40. You will find Library file in Models Folder with extension .lib

41. Next step is to go for analysis here “Transient/Fourier Analysis”

“Transient/Fourier Analysis”
42. Next step is to set simulation Timings

Simulation Timing
43. see the simulation timing setup

simulation timing setup
44. for simulation click as shown in Figure

Click on simulation
Button as shown
45. Wait for a while you will see the following figure, to separate input waveform from output waveform click as shown
in Figure

Expand Chart
46. This is the END OF THE TUTORIAL