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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,
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.
[Illinois] MCB 493 Lecture 2: Recurrent Connections and Simple Neural Circuits
29 Oct 2013 | Online Presentations | 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.
Transformative Power Semiconductor Technologies to Impact 21st Century Energy Economy, and Space and Defense Electronics
22 Sep 2010 | Online Presentations | 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...
Metal Oxide Nanowires as Gas Sensing Elements: from Basic Research to Real World Applications
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21 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | 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...
MCW07 Exploring Trends in Conductance for Well-Defined Single Molecule Circuits
04 Apr 2009 | Online Presentations | 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....
Quantitative, Kinetic Models of Cellular Circuits
04 Apr 2009 | Online Presentations | 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...
Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
29 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation,...
ECE 612 Lecture 22: CMOS Circuit Essentials
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24 Nov 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: 1) The CMOS inverter,
4) Circuit performance,
This lecture is an overview of CMOS circuits. For a more detailed presentation, the...
Exploring CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology in Three Dimensions
31 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wei Wang
CMOS-nano hybrid technology incorporate the advantages of both traditional CMOS and novel nanowire/nanotube structures, which will enhance future IC performances and create long-term...
Multiphase Gallium Nitride Nanowires and Nanocircuits
04 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | 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...
New Dimension in Performance: Harnessing 3D Integration Technology
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29 Nov 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
On the Rise of an Electronic Species: Thoughts on the Impending Singularity
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....
Simulating with PETE: Purdue Exploratory Technology Evaluator
25 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
MCW07 Conductance Switching in Fluorene/TiO2 Molecular Heterojunctions
13 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
Amine Linked Single Molecule Circuits: Systematic Measurements & Understanding
02 Jul 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark S Hybertsen
Formation and function of well-defined linkages between organic molecules and metallic electrodes has been a key issue in the field of molecular electronics. We recently discovered that the...
SUGAR: the SPICE for MEMS
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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...
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...
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...
RF MEMS: Passive Components and Architectures
08 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),...
28 Aug 2006 | 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...
Investigation of the Electrical Characteristics of Triple-Gate FinFETs and Silicon-Nanowire FETs
16 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...