A model of the solar cell is built in Verilog-ams. This is needed in order to perform the simulation of the MPPT in a Solar Energy Harvester.
There are many types of comparators, in this example a comparator with hysteresis is analyzed and simulated.
Change the color of some wires in Cadence Virtuoso can be useful in schematics with a lot of wires.
The thermometer code (also named as unary code) is useful to extract a vector number and use it to drive several switches. The thermometer code converts a n-bit number into a series of ones followed by zeroes of size 2^n.
Monte Carlo analysis is a statistical way to analyze a circuit. This simulation allows us to test the process variation and mismatching between devices in a single chip or wafer.
As a default Cadence has a non-user friendly text editor, but to code, we need to use another one like gedit. gedit is a small and lightweight text editor that allow you to highlight the text.