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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.

Tools (1-5 of 5)

  1. a TCAD Lab

    29 Oct 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska

    An Assembly of TCAD tools for circuit, device, and process simulation


  2. Nano-CMOS

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

    Predictive model files for future transistor technologies.


  3. Passive Filter Circuits

    12 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rhea Khanna, Ogaga Daniel Odele, Krishna P. C. Madhavan, Aung Kyi San

    Simulation of first and second order Passive Filter circuits.


  4. PETE : Purdue Emerging Technology Evaluator

    26 Jun 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arijit Raychowdhury, Charles Augustine, Yunfei Gao, Mark Lundstrom, Kaushik Roy

    Estimate circuit level performance and power of novel devices


  5. Spice3f4

    14 Aug 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan

    General-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analysis