This came up not so long ago.

Protel has problems with certain traces when they contain loops in the paths
etc.
Otherwise in the signal integrity module, you should be able to select the
nets and get a list of the components on the net.  From that you can change
the component model used.
It doesn't do too bad a job on particular nets.  however it's far from
faultless, and the results obtained should be taken with a grain of salt
(make sure you have a salt shaker on hand, you'll go through many grains).

----- Original Message -----
From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 8:22 PM
Subject: [PEDA] Protel Signal Integrity


>
> I have been trying to get a report out using the SI tool to provide info
> for an SDRAM interface. I have IBIS models and some results look useful.
> All the same I am going nuts trying to sort out some less than well
> documented aspects of the process. An SI report (Menu >Reports>SI) tells
me
> that I don't have component models attached. I cannot find any reference
to
> attaching models. Some nets SI will analyze, some it will not. Again no
> useful documentation. After modifying the layout SI will not analyze nets
> that it was previously OK with. Any clues as to how to get this thing
> running properly.
>
> ( Incidentally 9000 or not, this is a case where some decent and honest
> documentation would help. If I can get the thing working I shall compose a
> process document  on how to use it so as to stop colleagues from wasting
> time. If I can't then I shall be looking at Orcad 9 and SpecctraQuest for
> the next job. I agree Orcad is clunky but I know that it works from using
> it in a previous job. Also the Cadence Tech Support can't be faulted. It
> looks as though I was mistaken  to believe the Protel hype. For sure it
> doesn't tempt me to try DXP. )
>
> Robbie
>
>
>
>


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