What is the methodology for board-level simulation in Mentor 7 and Quicksim?
The LCA_Timing program generates a symbol (simsymbol) to represent an LCA
design, and places that symbol on a sheet (simsheet) to expand it for later
simulation. You can use this symbol for board-level simulation as follows:
1. Copy all files and links from the simsymbol directory into simsheet:
cpf simsymbol/?*.?* simsheet
cpl simsymbol/?*.?* simsheet
2. Draw the board-level schematic using NetEd. To place the symbol for your
LCA design, select:
Parts -> By Name
and fill in the path name for the simsheet.
3. Add a COMP property and value to the LCA symbol. Select the symbol and
Property Add -> COMP <comp value>
4. Expand the board-level design with the command:
expand <board design name>
From the basic operation menu, select:
Set Up -> Quicksim
and insert the expanded design file for the LCA symbol using the
insert design comp <comp value>
5. Run Quicksim.