There are only two test simulations for a zener diode:
the forward voltage
the reverse voltage
Both simulations are done at different temperatures and
plotted in two semilogy plots.
The expected range for the forward voltage should lay between 0 and 2.0 volts. It will catch all pinswap errors in the part definitions.
The expected range for the reverse voltage should be between 0 and 200 volts. Even if this range looks stupid, it will catch all model errors where either the reverse voltage is not specified or the simulator takes a standard diode because of various model errors.
example test results
forward current as a function of forward voltage at different temperatures.
Reverse current as a function of reverse voltage at different temperatures.
Last modified: Sat Dec 29 18:22:34 CET 2007