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Creating Subcircuits from Schematics with TINACloud, now with English voice-over

In TINACloud you can convert any schematic diagram into a subcircuit called a Macro.

Watch our tutorial video  to see how to create a Macro in TINACloud:

creatingsubcircuitsfromschematicswithtc-voiceover-yt

Download the FREE trial demo of TINA Design Suite and get:

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  3. Free license for your second computer, laptop etc.
Click here to download the FREE trial demo of TINA.

 

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You can also find below the script of the video:

Creating Subcircuits from Schematics with TINACloud

In TINACloud you can simplify schematics and hide clutter by turning portions of the schematic into subcircuits.

TINACloud automatically represents these subcircuits as a rectangular block on your schematic.

You can convert any schematic diagram into a subcircuit, called a Macro in TINA, simply by adding the terminals and saving the new circuit in the special (*.tsm) format.

Let’s see how to create a Macro in TINACloud

Load the Half Adder (Half_Add.tsc) example from the TINA Examples folder of TINACloud

To invoke the Schematic Editor Select Schematic Editor… from the Tools menu or double-click an empty spot on the workspace.

The Schematic Editor appears

Delete the diagram and the text. Click the object you want to delete, then press the Delete key or click the X button on the toolbar.

Let’s convert the Half Adder example into a Macro

Delete the old terminals and replace them by subcircuit terminals called Macro Pins in TINACloud

To select the portion of the circuit (terminals) click the Multiple Selection button first then the corner of the the area you want to select, hold down the left mouse button then move the mouse and release the left mouse button at the opposite corner.

Click the X button on the toolbar

Release the Multiple Selection Button

Click the Macro Pin on the Special Toolbar

The Macro Pin will be attached to the cursor and you can move it anywhere on the screen.

You can Rotate the Pin using the Rotate Left or Rotate Right buttons

Connect the Macro Pin to the circuit

When you place the Macro Pins, their label is automatically set to Pin1, Pin2 etc.

Double-click the labels then in the Property window set the label field as shown

Reposition some labels

Next create and save the new Macro.

Press the Insert (+) button

Select Upload macro…

In the Diagram window set the Macro name (in this case: HA)

then click the Upload button

In the pop-up window the following message appears: Macro uploaded.

Click OK

Now, let’s see how to insert a Macro into a schematic and use it

Click the Insert (+) button then select Insert Macro

Select the Macro HA, then press OK.

The newly created macro will be attached to your cursor and you can place it in the usual way.

Let’s modify the name and content of the macro

Create the modified macro under the name HA Circuit

then insert it

The Macro has been already uploaded, but you may save this circuit if you wish. Let’s save under the name HALFADDERModified

Let’s check with an analysis the operation of the new Macro we’ve created

Load the original HALF_ADD tsc. into the

Schematic Editor of TINACloud without the diagram and text in the way as previously shown.

Let’s make more place by using the Zoom out command

Pan the circuit by holding down the left mouse button while moving the mouse.

Insert the newly created HA Circuit Macro

Using Copy and Paste, add the Generators and Outputs of Half_Add.TSC to the Macro.

To draw the wires, click the first connection point, then draw the wire by moving the mouse and finally click the second connection point.

Save the circuit under the name HALF_ADDModified

If you click the macro and press the button in the SubCkt (Content) line you can see the schematic stored in the macro

Finally let’s check with the Digital Analysis the newly created macro

Run Analysis

Digital

You can easily check that the new Macro provides the same result

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Creating Subcircuits from Schematics in TINA offline version, part 1, now with English voice over

In TINA you can convert any schematic diagram into a subcircuit called a Macro.

Watch our tutorial video  to see how to create a Macro in TINA:

creatingsubcircuitfromschematicswithvoiceover-part1-yt

Download the FREE trial demo of TINA Design Suite and get

  1. One year free access to TINACloud (the cloud-based, multi-language, installation-free online version of TINA now running in your browser anywhere in the world.)
  2. An immediate 20% discount from the offline version of TINA
  3. Free license for your second computer, laptop etc.
Click here to download the FREE trial demo of TINA

 
www.tina.com

 

You can also find below the script of the video:

Creating Subcircuits from Schematics

In TINA you can simplify schematics and hide clutter by turning portions of the schematic into subcircuits.

TINA automatically represents these subcircuits as a rectangular block (New macro) on your schematic, but you can create any shape you like with TINA’s Schematic Editor or select an already existing shape.

You can convert any schematic diagram into a subcircuit, called a Macro in TINA, simply by adding the terminals and saving the new circuit in the special (*.tsm) format.

Let’s see how to create a Macro in TINA

Load the Half Adder (Half_Add.tsc) example from the Examples folder of TINA

First, we will Delete the text and the diagram.

Let’s convert the Half Adder example into a Macro

Delete the old terminals and replace them by subcircuit terminals called Macro Pins in TINA

To select the portion of the circuit (terminals) click at the corner of the area to be selected, hold down the left mouse button then move the mouse and release the left mouse button at the opposite “corner”.

Press the Delete button

Select Macro Pin from the Special Toolbar

Rotate it by using the Rotate left or Rotate right Button, then connect it to the circuit

Double-Click the Macro Pin1 to be selected then in the Pop-up window rename the Label as it is shown.

Repeate this procedure for all deleted terminals

Next, create and save the new Macro

Select New Macro Wizard… form the Tools Menu

Set the name to Half Adder

Next, select the shape you want to assign

At this time we will select the “Auto generate shape”

then set the file name and press Save

Finally, press the Insert button

In the Dialog box the following message appears:

The macro file is ready for use, it can be inserted by selecting Insert/Macro or by pressing the Insert button below.

The Rectangular Schematic symbol – which has been automatically created – will be attached to your cursor and you can place it wherever you wish (on the workspace).

If you double-click the Macro and press Enter Macro you can see and edit the content of the macro

We will add „subcircuit” to the original name of „Half Adder”

(We will change the name from Half Adder into Half Adder subcircuit)

Note that by default this change will be stored along with the Macro in the TSC file.

If you want to save the changes also in the already saved Macro, invoke the New Macro Wizard again from the Tools menu

Here you have to enter the Macro name again (Half Adder Subcircuit), which allows you to change the old name (Half Adder)

Select Auto Generate Shape

Let’s Save the modified Macro under a new name: Half Adder Modified

The name change we’ve made is included in the name of the Macro

Let’s open the Macro to see the changes in the body of the Macro.

The changes we’ve made are indeed included.

Let’s check with an analysis the operation of the new Macro we’ve created

Now just let’s close the Macro, we have opened

Load the Half_Add.TSC circuit from the Examples folder of TINA again (without the text and diagram)

Insert the new Macro we have created

Using Copy and Paste, add the Generators and Outputs of Half_Add.TSC to the Macro.

Run Analysis

Digital Timing Analysis…

You an easily check that the new Macro provides the same result

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Creating Subcircuits from Schematics in TINACloud

In TINACloud you can convert any schematic diagram into a subcircuit called a Macro.

Watch our tutorial video  to see how to create a Macro in TINACloud:

CreatingSubcircuitsfromSchematicwithTC-blog

 Download the FREE trial demo of TINA Design Suite and get:

  1. One year free access to TINACloud (the cloud-based, multi-language, installation-free online version of TINA now running in your browser anywhere in the world.)
  2. An immediate 20% discount from the offline version of TINA
  3. Free license for your second computer, laptop etc.
Click here to download the FREE trial demo of TINA.

 

Michael Koltai
www.tina.com

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Creating Subcircuits from Schematics 2-Macro in Macro- in TINA offline version

In TINA you can convert any schematic diagram into a subcircuit called a Macro.

Watch our tutorial video  to see how to create a Macro in Macro in TINA:

 

Tutorial-Creating Subcircuits2-blog

 

Download the FREE trial demo of TINA Design Suite and get

  1. One year free access to TINACloud (the cloud-based, multi-language, installation-free online version of TINA now running in your browser anywhere in the world.)
  2. An immediate 20% discount from the offline version of TINA
  3. Free license for your second computer, laptop etc.
Click here to download the FREE trial demo of TINA

 

Michael Koltai
www.tina.com

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Creating Subcircuits from Schematics in TINA offline version

In TINA you can convert any schematic diagram into a subcircuit called a Macro.

Watch our tutorial video  to see how to create a Macro in TINA:

Creating subcircuit from Schematics-Macro-blog

 

Download the FREE trial demo of TINA Design Suite and get

  1. One year free access to TINACloud (the cloud-based, multi-language, installation-free online version of TINA now running in your browser anywhere in the world.)
  2. An immediate 20% discount from the offline version of TINA
  3. Free license for your second computer, laptop etc.
Click here to download the FREE trial demo of TINA

 

Michael Koltai
www.tina.com

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