From: "Christopher R. Carlen"
Subject: Re: PSPICE versus Electronics Workbench
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 08:21:20 -0700
Organization: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM USA
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> hello there
> I am a lecturer and have to choose a simulation electronics software. I have
> heard of PSPICE and Electronics Workbench. Are they the same thing, if not
> what are the differences and which is best, in your opinion.
> Thanks in advance
First, please limit your crossposting to a minimum of newsgroups,
particularly ones that are most directly associated with your subject.
Next, please consider a simulator which is more amenable to
cross-platform use, as well as one that is not severely crippled in demo
The LT SwitcherCAD simulator is an excellant choice, and is free with no
limitations. Another more cozy simulator is Simetrix, which has a free
demo with some limitations, but does allow saving and printing one's work.
LT and Simetrix both run reasonably well if not perfectly under Wine in
Linux, so if you are lecturing to college students, the use of these
simulators will allow the students on a tight budget who cannot afford
to waste their money on expensive operating systems like Windows, to use
the same simulator on their PC as is being used in the class.
Christopher R. Carlen
Principal Laser/Optical Technologist
Sandia National Laboratories CA USA