Measurements and Testbenches
Analyze different foundation blocks and system-level models of mixed-signal systems using measurement blocks and testbenches. You can validate a block from the Mixed-Signal Blockset™ library, or you can validate your own customized blocks.
For PLL, use the measurement blocks to analyze performance metrics such as phase noise, reference and fractional spurs, aperture jitter, timing impairments, and lock time. Use block-specific testbenches to validate your customized blocks.
For ADC, use the measurement blocks to analyze key performance metrics such as aperture jitter, SNR, SINAD, noise floor, offset error, and gain error.
Use a system-level testbench to validate your PLL and ADC models.
|Mixed Signal Analyzer||Analyze circuit simulation data (Since R2021a)|
PLL Measurements and Testbenches
|Lock Time Measurement||Measure time a PLL takes to reach target frequency within given tolerance (Since R2019a)|
|Phase Noise Measurement||Compute phase noise at specific frequency offset vectors (Since R2019a)|
|PFD and Charge Pump Testbench||Generic test environment for phase/frequency detectors and charge pumps (Since R2019a)|
|VCO Testbench||Validate voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) by measuring phase noise metrics or VCO characteristics (Since R2019a)|
|PLL Testbench||Validate PLL system by measuring operating frequency, lock time, and phase noise (Since R2019a)|
ADC Measurement and Testbenches
DAC Measurement and Testbenches
Jitter, Timing, and Visualization
|Clock Jitter Measurement||Measure jitter in periodic signals (Since R2021a)|
|Aperture Jitter Measurement||Measure aperture jitter of periodic signals (Since R2019a)|
|Timing Measurement||Measure period, frequency, duty cycle, rise time, fall time, and delay of a signal (Since R2020b)|
|Eye Diagram Scope||Display eye diagram of time-domain signal (Since R2023b)|
Data Converter Functions
Mixed-Signal Analyzer Functions
|Extract simulation data from Cadence to Mixed Signal Analyzer app (Since R2022b)|
|Update saved session of Mixed Signal Analyzer app (Since R2023a)|
|Extract simulation parameters and variables from Cadence Maestro (Since R2023b)|
|Set simulation parameters and variables in Cadence ADE Maestro (Since R2023b)|
|Run simulation as setup in the Cadence ADE Maestro view (Since R2023b)|