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Subject: Re: SPICE
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Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 16:42:44 GMT
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Organization: Cox Communications
"Paul Burridge" wrote in message
> I've just acquired another SPICE simulator and hope to have more luck
> with it than Multisim/EWB. This one's called B^2 SPICE v.4 Pro and
> apparently is a combination of Berkeley SPICE and XSPICE. I want to
> use it for RF, though, which has proved a problem with earlier
> products I've tried. Anyone any idea how this version copes with
> modeling at HF, VHF and UHF?
> Any other observations on it?
I don't know of anything that would prevent SPICE from being an RF
simulator, and I use it regularly to simulate circuits in the 2.5GHz range -
well into the RF regions. I generally find that my simulation results are
not terribly different than the silicon results. What was the problem with
the earlier products you tried?
In addition to SPICE, there are other RF specific simulators that use
different algorithms, like Spectre/RF and Agilent EEsof ADS. I believe both
these products use a harmonic balance algorithm. My understanding is that
harmonic balance simulators are very good at simulating circuits over narrow
frequency ranges, but I'm not familiar enough with the algorithm to explain
anything beyond that.
-- Mike --
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