SaberRD Training Video Series

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.

Video 10: Model Characterization with the Power MOSFET Tool

This video shows how to use SaberRD’s power device characterization tools using a Power MOSFET as an example. The same methodology applies for IGBTs, BJTs, etc.  Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 10 before moving on.

Video 11: Robust Design and Sensitivity Analysis

Most designs must meet performance specifications under fluctuating conditions, manufacturing variability, environmental factors, and fault situations. SaberRD provides a complete set of tools dedicated to robust design. This video introduces Saber Robust Design and explores Saber Sensitivity Analysis. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 11 before moving on.

Video 12: Monte Carlo and Pareto Analysis

This video shows how SaberRD’s Monte Carlo implementation expands the effectiveness of Monte Carlo analysis with flexible statistical modeling, rapid execution, and productive automation. Not only does it predict behavior, but it supplies the tools needed to remedy problems. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 12 before moving on.

Video 13: Worst-Case Analysis

This video shows how Saber’s Worst-Case Analysis identifies combinations of component parameters and operating conditions that diminish performance. Addressing these worst-case corners creates a robust design. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 13 before moving on.

Video 14: Fault Analysis

This video explains how Saber’s fault simulation and automation are ISO 26262 certified and provide an approach that is faster and more comprehensive than manual fault-tracing methods. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 14 before moving on.

Video 15: Stress Analysis

Analyzing and addressing over-stress on components creates a robust design. Saber’s Stress Analysis automates the process with a few simple steps. Be sure to complete the exercise for Lab 15 to complete this video training series.