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Point and Interval Specification

The *interval* begins with the ``trigger'' and ends with the
``target''. Measurement will apply during this interval. If no
target is given, the trigger sets the ``point'', where measurement
will be performed. The trigger and target are independently specified
as follows:

form 1:

` trig|targ at=`*value*

form 2:

` trig|targ `*variable* [val=]*value*
[td=*delay*] [cross=*crosses*]
[rise=*rises*] [fall=*falls*]

form 3:

` trig|targ when `*expr1*=*expr2* [td=*delay*]
[cross=*crosses*] [rise=*rises*] [fall=*falls*]

Separate specifications for `trig`/`targ` are used to specify
the boundaries of the measurement interval in the `.measure`
statement.

Form 1 is straightforward; the interval starts (`trig`) or ends
(`targ`) at *value*. *Value* must be within the
simulation range of the scale variable (e.g., time in transient
analysis).

The same effect can be achieved with:

` from=`*value* to=*value*

The `from` keyword is equivalent to ```trig at`'', the
`to` keyword is equivalent to ```targ at`''.
If `at` appears without `trig` or `targ`, it is
interpreted as ```trig at`''.

Form 2 allows the interval boundaries to be referenced to times when a
variable crosses a threshold. The *variable* can be any vector
whose value is available during simulation. The *value* is a
constant which is used to measure crossing events. The `val=`
which precedes the *value* is optional. At least one of the `rise/fall/cross` fields should be set. Their values are integers
which represent the variable crossing the threshold a number of times.
The `rise` indicates the variable rising through the threshold,
`fall` indicates the variable decreasing from above to below the
threshold, and `cross` indicates `rises + falls`. The
interval boundary is set when the specified number of transitions is
reached.

If the delay is specified, transition counting starts after the
specified delay.

- Example:

`trig v(2) 2.5 td=0.1ns rise=2`

This indicates that the interval begins at the second time `v(2)` rises
above 2.5V after 0.1ns.

The third form is similar to the second form, except that crossings
are defined when *expr1 = expr2*. These are expressions, which
must be enclosed in parentheses if they contain white space or commas.
A rise is defined as *expr1* going from less than to greater than
*expr2*.

A point can be specified with a `trig` or `from`
specification as for an interval. One can also use the following
form:

` when `*expr1=expr2* [td=*delay*]
[cross=*crosses*] [rise=*rises*] [fall=*falls*]

This works exactly as in ```trig when`''.

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Stephen R. Whiteley
2017-10-02