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I am trying to simulate a mixed signal design. The digital part is a hierarchical VHDL design. The digital desing is simulating fine with incisive.
But when I tried ams from whitin virtuoso I received all kinds of errors. I tried a flat design and it works fine. But the errors are for the heirarchical one. An example of instatnce definition I use is below:
coarse_cntr: entity work.reg
WIDTH => COARSE_REG_WIDTH
arst => arst_i,
clk => clk_coarse_q,
en => en_coarse_cntr,
srst => '0',
load => '0',
incr => '1',
shift => '0',
sdi => '0',
di => (others => '0'),
sdo_q => open,
do_q => coarse_cnt_q_i
I added hdl.var file and added the work library in cds.lib as explained in the help, but I still get work library error:
WRKBAD: logical library name WORK is bound to a bad library name WORK
When I remove hdl.var file, I still get a lot of errors due to the statement "entity work.name"
I also noted that the hierarchy is sometimes capture by HED and sometimes not. How can I force compilation of the top module for heirarchy to appear in HED?
Please help if u've done hierarchical VHDL simulation before using AMS
The solution is below!
I am using IC6.1.4 and IUS8.2
Here is the flow after
working around the bugs with cadence support
DEFINE work ./work
SOFTINCLUDE $AMSHOME /tools.lnx86/inca/files/hdl.var
DEFINE WORK work
ERROR (OSSHNL-381): Missing or corrupt .oa file in cellview
'work/async_div4/rtl'. The OSS netlister can only
\o process cellviews that have a valid .oa file. This file
can be created by
\o either importing the cellview using tools like 'Verilog
In' or 'VHDL IN', or by
\o opening and writing the text file in the Library Manager
basic_string::_S_construct NULL not valid – nil
In reply to Hesham2012:
(envSetVal "adexl.gui" "disableConstraintsRead"
It turned out to be a bug with VHDL generate statement for IC6.1.4