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From: Paul Burridge
Subject: Re: SPICE simulation goes awry?
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Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 12:54:50 +0000
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On Sat, 14 Dec 2002 22:13:12 -0000, "Kevin Aylward"
>You haven't done very much simulation then:-)
Nope. I'm a SPICE virgin. :-)
>As the man said. Its convenient and quick. It can be quite useful to
>knock up basic functional circuits just to checkout the overall system
>concepts before you get bothered with the explicit details. People even
>use tools like MathCAD to do their level electronic system design.
>How do you know what can be achieved in the ideal case if you don't try
>it with ideal components? It saves a lot of needless effort if you can
>determine that ideal components are not good enough. It gives a target
>to work to. It also allows you to evaluate just what part of a design is
>being a main limiting factor by comparing the real with the ideal.
Okay, thanks for that, Kevin. I feel a little less ignorant now.
>With all due respect here, once you do get around to doing *lots* of
>simulation, i.e. 40 hours a week, you'll get a better idea of how useful
>ideal components are in checking out ideas quickly.
I think I'd sooner spend a week in the slammer. :-)
Since you obviously know a fair bit about simulators, can you tell me
what the following specific simulations are used to investigate:-
DC operating point
Monte Carlo analysis
"What is now proved was once only imagin'd"
- William Blake, 1793
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