Assign SerDes Model to Controller

  1. Click Properties > Parts.
    The Parts dialog opens.
  2. Click twice Pin Count to sort the results.
    The passive component RLC values are automatically extracted from PDBB data if the value property was correctly assigned in the PDBB database.


    Figure 1.
  3. Double-click IC-NXP4330.
    The Electrical & Thermal Properties dialog displays.


    Figure 2.

    Select Digital IC as a Functional Type. Select FBGA as a Package Type. Click Device Model Files. The Device Model Files dialog displays.

  4. Select Digital IC as a Functional Type.
  5. Select FBGA as a Package Type.
  6. Click Device Model Files.
    The Device Model Files dialog displays.


    Figure 3.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Click to search and select the IBIS file (C:\ProgramData\altair\PollEx\<version>\Examples\Solver\SI\Simulation_Model\test_ibis.ibs) for the driver (TX) and click Open to open this file and close this Explorer window.
  9. Click OK to close the Model Files dialog.
    The Device Model Files dialog displays.
  10. To close the Device Model Files dialog, click OK.
    When the IBIS file contains numbers of different pin count, the message like below is popped up. In this case, you click Yes.


    Figure 4.
    The Device Model Files dialog displays.
  11. Select the first line and click Display to invoke the IBIS Manager dialog.


    Figure 5.
  12. At the Main Information tab, you can check the information of IBIS-AMI file like below:


    Figure 6.
  13. Click the Model tab and select Algorithmic Model.
    By exploring the Algorithmic model, you can check the reserved parameters of the IBIS-AMI model about the RX and TX.


    Figure 7.
  14. Click Close to disappear the IBIS Manager dialog.
    The Electrical & Thermal Properties dialog opens. The controller’s part properties are assigned automatically, as shown in the Electrical & Thermal Properties dialog.

    By selecting one of the tab menus among Signal Data, Driver/Receiver Model Data, Package Pin Parasitic Model Data, and Attribute, detailed information displays.

    This is the Driver/Receiver Model Data tab menu. The model file name in the red box changes depending on the IBIS model.


    Figure 8.

    This is the Package Pin Parasitic Model Data tab menu. The parasitic values in the red box vary depending on the IBIS model.



    Figure 9.
  15. Click OK to close the Electrical & Thermal Properties dialog.
    The electrical icon appears.


    Figure 10.