Tags: circuits

Description

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.

Tools (1-11 of 11)

  1. a TCAD Lab

    29 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska

    An Assembly of TCAD tools for circuit, device, and process simulation

  2. Circuit Elements

    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.

  3. Delta-Wye

    17 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones

    Convert from Delta to Wye configuration for resistances, and vice versa.

  4. Multimeter

    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.

  5. Nano-CMOS

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

    Predictive model files for future transistor technologies.

  6. Ohms Law

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones

    Calculate and observe the relationship between current, voltage, resistance, and power.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Spice3f4

    14 Aug 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan

    General-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analysis