Analog Extensions to Verilog

  • Richard Trihy
Part of the Current Issues in Electronic Modeling book series (CIEM, volume 10)


Verilog-A is an analog hardware description language derived from Verilog. The mapping of Verilog-A behavioral descriptions to an underlying network equivalent model is discussed in detail. The chapter provides an overview of the capabilities of the Verilog-A language and presents examples of its features. The syntax and the special purpose built-in functions of Verilog-A are discussed. In addition issues relating to the interaction of the language with Spice type simulators are presented, for example language-simulator interaction in terms of timestep control and analysis dependent functions for noise and ac analysis are described. Finally multi-disciplinary modeling in Verilog-A is discussed.


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    “Verilog-A Language Reference Manual 1.0,” Open Verilog International.Google Scholar
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    L.W. Nagel. SPICE2, “A computer program to simulate semiconductor circuits,” Technical Report Memo UCB/ERL M520, University of California Berkeley, May 1975.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Trihy
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  1. 1.Cadence Design SystemsSan JoseUSA

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