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.
James Curtis Belt
Exploring Synthetic Quantum Materials in Superconducting Circuits
30 Apr 2020 |
Superconducting circuits have emerged as a competitive platform for quantum computation, satisfying the challenges of controllability, long coherence and strong interactions. I will show our recent experiments to apply this toolbox to the exploration of strongly correlated quantum materials made...
Introduction to Electronics
17 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Center for E3S, Aaron Ragsdale
Aaron Ragsdale, a former Master's student and researcher at Stanford University, leads an introductory course on common components, devices and elementary design techniques. This course consists of four modules: 1: Fundamental Variables & Electrical Components 2: Circuit...
Nanotechnology in Electronics: An Introduction to the units on LEDs, Thermistors, and Transistors
12 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Jacyln Murray, NNCI Nano
The purpose of the following group of lab units is to illustrate properties associated with nanotechnology and the electronics industry through utilization of semiconductors. By using macro-examples of actual nano-circuitry, students will understand what is happening on the...
a TCAD Lab
Introduction to TCAD Simulation
The existing semiconductor industry is now fundamentally built on the assumption that almost every aspect of a chip is first designed in software.
[Illinois] Photonic Integrated Circuit Chips and Modules
13 Apr 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Frederick A. Kish
9/8/2016 MNTL Industry Affiliates Program
Smt. A. Naga Malli
A UCSD analytic TFET model
18 Dec 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jianzhi Wu, Yuan Taur
A continuous, analytic I-V model is developed for double-gate and nanowire tunnel FETs with 3D density of states, including depletion in the source. At the core of the model is a gate-controlled channel potential that satisfies the source and drain boundary conditions. Verified by...
Quantum Workshop III: LED Circuit and Device Physics
07 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Stella Quinones
A hands-on learning exercise used to illustrate the device physics of a light emitting diode (LED) in a simple resistor circuit. Students explore the photon energy of four LEDs, compare the voltage drop (or forward bias) across the LED, and explain the behavior of the LED under...
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 2: Recurrent Connections and Simple Neural Circuits
29 Oct 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.
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.
24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones
Calculate and observe the relationship between current, voltage, resistance, and power.
Series and Parallel
17 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Examine the resistance, R, inductance, L, or capacitance, C, of multiple elements in series or in parallel.
17 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones
Convert from Delta to Wye configuration for resistances, and vice versa.
10 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Understand the correct procedure for measuring voltage (V) and current (I), and observe the dependence between the interchange of the leads and the sign of the numerical reading.
Understand the dependence of resistance, R, inductance, L, and capacitance, C, on physical dimensions and material properties.
Resistor Color Code
10 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones
Apply the color code to determine the resistance value of a resistor or input a resistance value and determine the color code of the resistor.
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,...