Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: what is monte caro analysis ?
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Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 14:01:51 -0000
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Paul Burridge wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Dec 2002 22:41:45 -0000, "Kevin Aylward"
> opined thusly:
>> boki wrote:
>>> Hello All:
>>> I have to test temperature and power supply by monte caro analysis,
>>> but I don't know what is monte caro analysis ??
>> This is where all component values are randomly varied.
> Wouldn't it be more useful if the values were instead changed to their
> maximum/minimum tolerances?
I think so. This is called Worst Case (re-runs). Indeed, SuperSpice does
this with a very simple GUI setup
I personally, don't use MC at all. I think it has limited use because
you have to do a lot of runs to get reasonable results, and it might not
even use the max min values at all. I also think it can give one the
wrong mindset, e.g. too much trail and error.
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.