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In 1973, SPICE was introduced to the world by Professor Donald O. Pederson of the University of California at Berkeley, and a new era of computer-aided design (CAD) tools was born. As its name implies, SPICE is a "Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis." You give it a description of an electrical circuit, made up of resistors, capacitors, inductors, and power sources, and SPICE will predict the performance of that circuit. Instead of bread-boarding new designs in the lab, circuit designers found they could optimize their designs on computers–in effect, using computers to build better computers. Since its introduction, SPICE has been commercialized and released in a dozen variants, such as H-SPICE, P-SPICE, and ADVICE.

Learn more about circuit simulation from the resources on this site, listed below. You might even acquire a taste for SPICE by running examples online.

Resources (21-40 of 51)

  1. SUGAR: the SPICE for MEMS

    21 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jason Clark

    In this seminar, I present some design, modeling, and simulation features of a computer aided engineering tool for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) called SUGAR. For experimental...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2735

  2. Modeling and Analysis of VLSI Interconnects

    10 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Cheng-Kok Koh

    With continual technology scaling, the accurate and efficient modeling and simulation of interconnect effects have become problems of central importance. In order to accurately model the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2698

  3. CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology: a nanoFPGA-related study

    04 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wei Wang

    Dr. Wei Wang received his PhD degree in 2002 from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2002 to 2004, he was an assistant professor in the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2567

  4. Nano-CMOS

    06 Feb 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Wei Zhao, Yu Cao

    Predictive model files for future transistor technologies.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/nanocmos

  5. RF MEMS: Passive Components and Architectures

    02 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis

    This seminar is an introduction to the MEMS technology as it applies to RF and Microwave systems. Besides discussing several key RF MEMS components (switches, varactors, inductors),...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2141

  6. Nanoelectronic Architectures

    24 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Greg Snider

    Nanoelectronic architectures at this point are necessarily speculative: We are still evaluating many different approaches to fabrication and are exploring unconventional devices made possible at...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/181

  7. Investigation of the Electrical Characteristics of Triple-Gate FinFETs and Silicon-Nanowire FETs

    08 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Monica Taba, Gerhard Klimeck

    Electrical characteristics of various Fin field-effect transistors (FinFETs) and silicon-nanowires were analyzed and compared using a modified three-dimensional self-consistent quantum-mechanical...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1715

  8. ECE 612 Lecture 2: Introduction to Device Simulation

    08 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1699

  9. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1639

  10. History of Semiconductor Engineering

    28 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bo Lojek

    When basic researchers started working on semiconductors during the late nineteen thirties and on integrated circuits at the end of the nineteen fifties, they did not know that their work would...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1609

  11. Logic Devices and Circuits on Carbon Nanotubes

    05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller

    Over the last years carbon nanotubes (CNs) have attracted an increasing interest as building blocks for nano-electronics applications. Due to their unique properties enabling e.g. ballistic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1487

  12. Switching Energy in CMOS Logic: How far are we from physical limit?

    24 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Saibal Mukhopadhyay

    Aggressive scaling of CMOS devices in technology generation has resulted in exponential growth in device performance, integration density and computing power. However, the power dissipated by a...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1250

  13. Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering

    04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Suresh V. Garimella

    Electro-thermal co-design at the micro- and nano-scales is critical for achieving desired performance and reliability in microelectronic circuits. Emerging thermal microsystems technologies...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1182

  14. Molecular Transport Structures: Elastic Scattering, Vibronic Effects and Beyond

    13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner, Abraham Nitzan, Misha Galperin

    Current experimental efforts are clarifying quite beautifully the nature of charge transport in so-called molecular junctions, in which a single molecule provides the channel for current flow...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1018

  15. A Primer on Semiconductor Device Simulation

    23 Jan 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    Computer simulation is now an essential tool for the research and development of semiconductor processes and devices, but to use a simulation tool intelligently, one must know what's "under the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/980

  16. Homework for Circuit Simulation: ECE 255

    08 Jan 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gerold W. Neudeck

    This collection of homeworks is used in ECE 255 "Introduction to Electronic Analysis and Design" (Purdue University). Students do their work, or sometimes check their work, by using the Spice...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/931

  17. Resonant Tunneling Diodes: an Exercise

    06 Jan 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): H.-S. Philip Wong

    This homework assignment was created by H.-S. Philip Wong for EE 218 "Introduction to Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology" (Stanford University). It includes a couple of simple "warm up" exercises...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/891

  18. Atomic Force Microscopy

    01 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman

    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an indispensible tool in nano science for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation, and property characterization of nanostructures. This tutorial reviews some of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/520

  19. Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    This resource depicts the step-by-step process by which the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/440

  20. An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics

    26 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    After forty years of advances in integrated circuit technology, microelectronics is undergoing a transformation to nanoelectronics. Modern day MOSFETs now have channel lengths that are less than...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/513

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