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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.

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  1. Logic Devices and Circuits on Carbon Nanotubes

    05 Apr 2006 | | 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 transport at room-temperature over several hundred nanometers, high performance CN field-effect transistors...

  2. MCW07 Conductance Switching in Fluorene/TiO2 Molecular Heterojunctions

    13 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Richard L.McCreery

    Molecular junctions consisting of a monolayer of fluorene and 10 nm of TiO2 between conducting contacts exhibit a memory effect upon positive polarization of the of the TiO2 for a few milliseconds. The junction conductance increases for a period of several minutes, but can be “erased” by a...

  3. MCW07 Exploring Trends in Conductance for Well-Defined Single Molecule Circuits

    04 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark S Hybertsen

    In our recent research, we have been able to measure and characterize the impact of intrinsic molecular properties on the conductance of single molecule circuits formed with amine-gold linkages. In this talk, I will review the experiments and the physical picture of the junction based on the...

  4. Metal Oxide Nanowires as Gas Sensing Elements: from Basic Research to Real World Applications

    21 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: andrei kolmakov

    Quasi 1-D metal oxide single crystal chemiresistors are close to occupy their specific niche in the real world of solid state sensorics. Potentially, the major advantage of this kind of sensors with respect to available granular thin film sensors will be their size and stable, reproducible and...

  5. Modeling and Analysis of VLSI Interconnects

    10 May 2007 | | 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 distributive effects of interconnects, it is necessary to divide a long wire into several segments, with each...

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

    13 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark 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 between two electrodes. The theoretical modeling of such structures is challenging, because of the...

  7. Moore's Law Forever?

    13 Jul 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    This talk covers the big technological changes in the 20th and 21st century that were correctly predicted by Gordon Moore in 1965. Moore's Law states that the number of transistors on a silicon chip doubles every technology generation. In 1960s terms that meant every 12 months and currently this...

  8. Multiphase Gallium Nitride Nanowires and Nanocircuits

    04 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Virginia M. Ayres

    Catalyst-free vapor-solid nanowire growth, a newly described method for the production of nanowires compatible with a wide variety of semiconductor materials, has been used to produce novel multiphase zinc-blende/wurtzite gallium nitride nanowires. Orientation relation-ships within the multiphase...

  9. Myron DSilva

    http://nanohub.org/members/182103

  10. Nano-CMOS

    06 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: wei zhao, yu cao

    Predictive model files for future transistor technologies.

  11. Nanoelectronic Architectures

    24 Feb 2005 | | 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 the nano scale. This talk will start off with a review of some "classical" crossbar structures using...

  12. Nanoelectronics and the Future of Microelectronics

    22 Aug 2002 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Progress in silicon technology continues to outpace the historic pace of Moore's Law, but the end of device scaling now seems to be only 10-15 years away. As a result, there is intense interest in new, molecular-scale devices that might complement a basic silicon platform by providing it...

  13. Nanoelectronics: The New Frontier?

    18 Apr 2005 | | 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 of only 50 nm, and billion transistor logic chips have arrived. Moore’s Law continues, but the end of MOSFET scaling is...

  14. NanoMOS 2.5 Source Code Download

    22 Feb 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Zhibin Ren, Sebastien Goasguen

    NanoMOS is a 2-D simulator for thin body (less than 5 nm), fully depleted, double-gated n-MOSFETs. A choice of five transport models is available (drift-diffusion, classical ballistic, energy transport, quantum ballistic, and quantum diffusive). The transport models treat quantum effects in the...

  15. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | | 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 while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality, quantum confinement, the...

  16. NanoV: Nanowire-based VLSI Design

    06 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: muzaffer simsir

    In the coming decade, CMOS technology is expected to approach its scaling limitations. Among the proposed nanotechnologies, nanowires have the edge in the size of circuits and logic arrays that have already been fabricated and experimentally evaluated. For this technology, logic-level design...

  17. New Dimension in Performance: Harnessing 3D Integration Technology

    29 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Kerry Bernstein

    Despite generation on generation of scaling, computer chips have remained essentially 2-dimensional. Improvements in on-chip wire delay, and in the total number of inputs and outputs has not been able to keep up with improvements to the transistor, and its getting harder and harder to hide it! 3D...

  18. On the Reliability of Micro-Electronic Devices: An Introductory Lecture on Negative Bias Temperature Instability

    28 Sep 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

    In 1930s Bell Labs scientists chose to focus on Siand Ge, rather than better known semiconductors like Ag2S and Cu2S, mostly because of their reliable performance. Their choice was rewarded with the invention of bipolar transistors several years later. In 1960s, scientists at Fairchild worked...

  19. On the Rise of an Electronic Species: Thoughts on the Impending Singularity

    29 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Kerry Bernstein

    The human brain is vastly more complex that our best supercomputers; yet it can be argued that both systems evolve towards common underlying solutions to fundamental compute problems. Biologically-inspired electronic technologies already are enabling new products, and inversely, nano-electronics...

  20. Passive Filter Circuits

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

    Simulation of first and second order Passive Filter circuits.