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I want to measure the pulse width of a series of non-deterministic square pulses (See Figure 1). In the end, I would have a vector of the duration of the n-occurrences vs. time of occurrence.

Using .MEAS available in Spice simulators, I can only give an occurrence using RISE, FALL or CROSS options.

Any solution or hint?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Does "time of occurrence" mean the rising edge, falling edge, or the midpoint of when the pulse hangs high (or low)? \$\endgroup\$
    – Ste Kulov
    Jul 28, 2022 at 16:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SteKulov Time of occurrence would be the time of the trigger to start the measurement \$\endgroup\$ Jul 29, 2022 at 8:13

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You can use the RISE= form to make a measurement of the pulsewidth for a specific pulse. So, for example, use RISE=2 to make a measurement of the second pulse. Something like

.MEAS TRAN widthpulse2 TRIG V(node1) VAL=2.5 RISE=2 TARG V(node1) VAL=2.5 FALL=2

You will need a separate .MEAS for each pulse, and then you will have to do some post-processing of the log file to convert the data to your desired form.

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