Verilog-A and overall accuracy settings

Fast-spice, or multi-rate simulators use different time-steps for each partition in a circuit. This can have some interesting consequences when used along with Verilog-A models.

Verilog-A allows one to use model some aspects of the circuit behavior using events. Unfortunately, sometimes the containing partition of the Verilog-A model uses very aggressive optimization for reducing the number of time-steps evaluated. This can cause the simulator to never evaluate the Verilog-A event.

In this case one has to set fairly conservative settings for the containing block. So all the speed gain from the Verilog-A model is lost in the conservative settings for the next block. Watch out for the gotcha!

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