Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: Problems with Electronics Workbench - timestep errors
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Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 11:36:19 +0100
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"Gibbo" wrote in message
> "Kevin Aylward" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> [large snip]
> >To be blunt, pro analogue designers have *no* use whatsoever for
> >physically looking scopes and multimeters. Its nonsense.
> I, and I presume, many other people would disagree with that.
I have not met many, if any though. I have been in teems of 50 people
doing 40 hours a day i.c. simulation though using Cadence Analog Artist,
not a meter to be seen.
> >Look, when
> >your doing 40 hours a week simulations you want the meat. You want to
> >able to immediately click on any wire or pin to get data. The idea of
> >using a scope type controls to control the display is quite daft.
> Agreed, but a scope type display, quickly and easily seen is a real
> what we're used to looking at.
Only for people who don't do a *lot* of simulation, imo. Its a paradigm
shift. You have to get out of this physical equipment mindset. It really
don't help at all in design.
> < Real
> >hardware only uses the methods they use because of the limitation of
> >hardware. The obvious example is mouse zooming is far easier then
> >turning a dial on a software simulated front panel.
> And turning a dial on a real scope is easier than pressing buttons to
> through a menu. Hence REAL top flight digital scopes are going back to
> and buttons because, whether software type people like it or not,
I agree, you need lots of useful buttons. That's why I have them in
SuperSpice. One set to display files like netlist, graphics, library
files etc. One set to switch the graph to AC, DC, TRAN, etc.
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.