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,
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.
PETE : Purdue Emerging Technology Evaluator
26 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Arijit Raychowdhury, Charles Augustine, Yunfei Gao, Mark Lundstrom, Kaushik Roy
Estimate circuit level performance and power of novel devices
Plasmonic Nanophotonics: Coupling Light to Nanostructure via Plasmons
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03 Oct 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
The photon is the ultimate unit of information because it packages data in a signal of zero mass and has unmatched speed. The power of light is driving the photonicrevolution, and information technologies, which were formerly entirely electronic, are increasingly enlisting light to communicate...
Quantitative, Kinetic Models of Cellular Circuits
25 Feb 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Michael R. Brent
Living cells contain complex, analog circuits that regulate the rate at which each gene produces its product. The kinetic properties of these circuits enable cells to respond to changes in their environments and thus to survive, reproduce, and compete. For decades, molecular biologists have been...
Reed-Muller Reversible Logic Synthesizer (RMRLS) 0.2
04 Jan 2008 | | Contributor(s):: James Donald, Pallav Gupta
Reed-Muller Reversible Logic Synthesis tool (a.k.a. RELOS) is a tool for the synthesis of reversible functions based on positive-polarity Reed-Muller expressions. The second release of RMRLS features reversible logic synthesis with SWAP, Fredkin, and Peres gates. This work was done under the...
Resonant Tunneling Diodes: an Exercise
06 Jan 2006 | | 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 and two design problems, intended to teach students the electronic properties of resonant tunneling...
RF MEMS: Passive Components and Architectures
02 Jan 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Dimitrios Peroulis
This seminar is an introduction to the MEMS technology as itapplies to RF and Microwave systems. Besides discussing several key RFMEMS components (switches, varactors, inductors), reconfigurable circuitarchitectures will also be introduced. In addition, reliability and costconsiderations as...
Simulating with PETE: Purdue Exploratory Technology Evaluator
25 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Arijit Raychowdhury
Using PETE one can evaluate any MOSFET like devices or any New Devices in terms of performance on Benchmark circuits. The input to the tool can be in terms of typical MOSFET parameters or in terms of I-V and C-V tables. The Benchmark circuits include minimum sized inverter, nand chain, norchain,...
Smt. A. Naga Malli
14 Aug 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
General-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analysis
SUGAR: the SPICE for MEMS
21 May 2007 | | 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 verification, I use a microdevice that is difficult to simulate with conventional MEMS software. I show that the...
Switching Energy in CMOS Logic: How far are we from physical limit?
24 Apr 2006 | | 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 silicon chip is also increasing in every generation and emerging as a major bottleneck to technology...
Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering
04 Apr 2006 | | 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 for this application area are discussed, with specific examples including a novel micromechanical...
ThrEshold Logic Synthesizer (TELS) and Majority Logic Synthezier (MALS)
09 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Pallav Gupta
TELS and MALS are threshold and majority/minority logic synthesis tools that were developed by Rui Zhang and Pallav Gupta under the supervision of Prof. Niraj K. Jha of Princeton University. Dr. Lin Zhong, of Rice University, was also a contributor.Both of these tools have been integrated into...
Transformative Power Semiconductor Technologies to Impact 21st Century Energy Economy, and Space and Defense Electronics
19 Jul 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Krishna Shenai
This talk will focus on advanced power semiconductor materials, devices, circuits and systems that are needed in order to address this daunting challenge. Specifically we will discuss emerging silicon and wide bandgap materials and power devices, heterogeneous chip-scale power integration,...
04 Aug 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The transistor is the basic element of electronic systems. The integrated circuits inside today's personal computers, cell phones, PDA's, etc., contain hundreds of millions of transistors on a chip of silicon about 2 cm on a side. Each technology generation, engineers shrink the size of...
Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS): Coming Revolution in the Gathering of Information
01 Sep 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Kensall D. Wise
Wireless integrated microsystems promise to become pervasive during the coming decade in applications ranging from health care and environmental monitoring to homeland security. Merging low-power embedded computing, wireless interfaces, and wafer-level packaging with microelectromechanical...
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 2: Recurrent Connections and Simple Neural Circuits
03 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Thomas J. Anastasio
Networks with recurrent connections, forming circuits, and containing only a few neural units can shape signals in time, produce oscillations, and simulate certain forms of low-level motor control.