SaberRD Training Video Series

Introduction to SaberRD

Welcome to the SaberRD training video series, a collection of short videos offering technical training, tips and tricks for Saber users. A series of corresponding lab exercises are available for download so that you can learn through hands-on experience and reproduce the results shown in the videos. We recommend completing both the video and lab series in sequential order to get the most out of these trainings.

Our training videos touch on the basic concepts of SaberRD. For more detailed training classes contact the Saber team.

Resources

To complete the SaberRD training videos and exercises, you will need to install the licensed version of SaberRD or download the free Demo/Student Edition below.  Also, be sure to download and unzip the following lab files.

Video 1: Time Domain Analysis

This video introduces the time domain, or transient, analysis. Be sure to download and complete the  Lab 1 exercise before moving on. 

Video 2: Schematic Capture and Parts Library

This video describes the schematic capture capabilities of SaberRD. The vast library of available parts is also demonstrated. Be sure to complete Lab 2 before moving on. 

Video 3: Operating Point and Small Signal Frequency Analysis

This video shows the operating point (DC) analysis as well as the Small Signal Frequency (AC) analysis. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 3 before moving on.

Video 4: Test Automation

This video introduces SaberRD Experiment Analyzer. Experiment Analyzer is a powerful feature that allows you to automate frequently used tests, waveforms, measurements, and reporting. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 4 afterwards.

Video 5: Design Optimization

This video shows how to use Saber’s built-in optimizer to optimize a design. The optimizer can also be used for worst-case analysis or model development and curve matching. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 5 before moving on.

Video 6: Introduction to Modeling

This video is an introduction to the modeling tools available in the Saber environment. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 6 afterwards.

Video 7: Importing SPICE Models

This video shows how to use Saber’s SPICE import utility. Importing a SPICE model can be useful when you are not able to use Saber’s built-in characterization tools or find your part in the Saber library. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 7 after watching the video.

Video 8: Modeling with Table Look-Up

This video shows how to use Saber’s Table Look-Up (TLU) Modeling utility. TLUs are an extremely versatile modeling approach and useful anytime you can describe behavior with tabular data. Be sure to complete Lab 8 after watching the video.

Video 9: Modeling with StateAMS

This video shows how to use Saber’s StateAMS modeling utility. StateAMS is a graphical way to develop behavioral models for anything analog, mixed-signal, or digital without having to learn a behavioral language such as Saber’s MAST or the IEEE standard, VHDL-AMS. Be sure to complete Lab 9 after watching the video.