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Chapter 1: VSB Overview
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Visual SmartBrowser User’s Manual
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Hierarchy View. View the design as a tree-like structure of hierarchical blocks.
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Connection View. Expand and collapse circuit connections selectively. This
demand-driven approach has several benefits:
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Eliminates the need to display the entire schematic, reducing processing time
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Clears the designer’s view of unrelated nets and other circuit objects
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Shows how the semiconductor vendor (SCV) cells are actually connected
without the need to move up and down through the hierarchy
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Examine View. View an instance in detail and edit any timing or state information.
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Windows & Monitors tool. Create model command files (MCFs) for windowing
and monitoring internal nets and states during simulation.
& Note
Throughout this manual and the rest of the SmartModel Library
documentation, the term “instance” may mean: 1) the device itself, 2) any of
the hierarchy blocks making up the device, or 3) the vendor’s library cell
(leaf node). The surrounding text determines which usage is intended.
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Synopsys, Inc.
February 2001