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Subject: Re: SPICE simulation goes awry?
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Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 15:39:27 -0000
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Paul Burridge wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Dec 2002 22:13:12 -0000, "Kevin Aylward"
> opined thusly:
>> 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:-
> Transient Analysis
This gives a run of voltage/current against time. Its is equivalent to
what you would see on an oscilloscope.
> Network Analysis
This is not really a spice term. "AC Analysis" is the run type that you
do to get a graph of ac volts/current against frequency, i.e. a
frequency response graph. Ususlly you use an input of 1 vilt so that all
plots are gains.
> DC sweep
This is where you varying dc voltage say a power supply, and then see ho
all the bias voltages and currants change with that supply.
> DC operating point
This is all the dc voltages and currents at circuit nodes with out any
> Monte Carlo analysis
This is just a random variation of component values in runs of the above
type. Its used to see if a circuit will make it in production. This can
be of limited use, as to running lots of transient runs can take a lot
of time. Worst Case,is often used instead. This sets components at their
maximum and minimum values instead of using random values.
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
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