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Open source Transistor level simulator

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ansari haris

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Hi all,
is there any open source simulator available for measuring timing and power related parameters of quite large circuit like an ALU?
I want to do comparison of 2 different approaches of making ALU for area and power efficiency.
Thanks
 

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Hi all,
is there any open source simulator available for measuring timing and power related parameters of quite large circuit like an ALU?
I want to do comparison of 2 different approaches of making ALU for area and power efficiency.
Thanks

some spice variants are free. usually not suited for big designs
 

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I do not know whether the current ngspice or the other
couple of simulators support veriloga, but a structural
veriloga which includes transition-charge and DC leakage
could simulate efficiently, from the same schematic or
top level netlist.

I'd expect that a good power estimate would have to
assume a particular code and data stream. That would
then be a whole lot of thrash for a real long time. You
want to get a good-enough-for-decision figure of merit,
not 10-bit accuracy at every stinkin' timestep.
 

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