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DC Current Driven Curve Tracer: IVCURVEI



Name Description Unit Type Default
ID Element ID Text IV1
VSWEEP_start Swept voltage start value Voltage 0 V
VSWEEP_stop Swept voltage stop value Voltage 4 V
VSWEEP_step Swept voltage step value Voltage 1 V
ISTEP_start Stepped current start value Current 0 mA
ISTEP_stop Stepped current stop value Current 10 mA
ISTEP_step Stepped current step value Current 2 mA

Implementation Details

Produces a swept voltage while stepping the current. This element is useful for I-V characterization of current-controlled devices such as bipolar transistors.

Cadence® AWR® simulators add some series resistance to this element during simulation. This may affect results if injecting current into a large resistance. You can change the value of the resistance by choosing Options > Default Circuit Options to display the Circuit Options dialog box, then clicking the AWR Sim tab. In the Convergence Aids section, edit the Series source resistance value.


This element does not have an assigned layout cell. You can assign artwork cells to any element. See “Assigning Artwork Cells to Layout of Schematic Elements” for details.

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