Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: PCB Design Tools

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Date 8/01/2023

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2.3.3. Set Up and Run Simulations in Third-Party Tools

When you have generated the files, you can use them to perform simulations in your selected simulation tool.

With IBIS models, you can apply them to input, output, or bidirectional buffer entities and quickly set up and run simulations. For HSPICE decks, the simulation parameters are included in the files. Open the files in Synopsys* HSPICE and run simulations for each pin as required.

With HSPICE decks generated from the HSPICE Writer, the double counting problem is accounted for, which ensures that your simulations are accurate.

Simulations that involve IBIS models created with anything other than the default loading settings in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software must take into account the change in the size of the load between the IBIS delay and the Intel® Quartus® Prime tCO measurement. Warning messages during compilation alert you to this change.