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

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Date 8/01/2023

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2.5. Simulation with HSPICE Models

HSPICE decks are used to perform highly accurate simulations by describing the physical properties of all aspects of a circuit precisely. HSPICE decks describe I/O buffers, board components, and all the connections between them, as well as defining the parameters of the simulation to be run.

By their nature, HSPICE decks are highly customizable and require a detailed description of the circuit under simulation. For devices that support advanced I/O timing, when Enable Advanced I/O Timing is turned on, the HSPICE decks generated by the Intel® Quartus® Prime HSPICE Writer automatically include board components and topology defined in the Board Trace Model. Configure the board components and topology in the Pin Planner or in the Board Trace Model tab of the Device and Pin Options dialog box. All HSPICE decks generated by the Intel® Quartus® Prime software include compensation for the double count problem. You can simulate with the default simulation parameters built in to the generated HSPICE decks or make adjustments to customize your simulation.