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.
a TCAD Lab
29 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
An Assembly of TCAD tools for circuit, device, and process simulation
17 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Understand the dependence of resistance, R, inductance, L, and capacitance, C, on physical dimensions and material properties.
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.
06 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: wei zhao, yu cao
Predictive model files for future transistor technologies.
24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones
Calculate and observe the relationship between current, voltage, resistance, and power.
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.
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
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.
Series and Parallel
Examine the resistance, R, inductance, L, or capacitance, C, of multiple elements in series or in parallel.
14 Aug 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
General-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analysis