Could anybody tell what is the function of seed parameter in a PDF in VerilogA.
Any way we are giving mean.sigma value then I wonder what exactly the integer 'seed' does ?
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I assume that "PDF" means something like "Probably Density Function"?.
Anyway, did you try searching for the word "seed" in the VerilogA reference manual? <MMSIMinstDir>/doc/veriaref/veriaref.pdf - it's fairly clearly described there. Seeds are used by random number generators to initialize the sequence of random numbers - for the same seed, the sequence will be the same - but changing the seed will give a difference sequence. In general you want repeatability from simulations so keeping the same seed is often wise (the same is true for Monte Carlo, for exactly the same reason).
The distribution (mean/sigma) will the the same (within accuracy limits for the number of points chosen), but the precise sequence of numbers will vary dependent upon the seed. That's all.
In reply to Andrew Beckett:
Thanks a lot.