From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Transistor amplifiers v. frequency in SPICE
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Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 17:38:37 GMT
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On Tue, 14 Jan 2003 12:28:34 -0500,
Mike Monett ,
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.cad,
Entitled: "Re: Transistor amplifiers v. frequency in SPICE",
Wrote the following:
|All the SPICE versions claim they are the best. Don't pay attention to
|sales hype. You want a program that is best suited to the way you work.
|When it came time to dump Intusoft, I downloaded every program I could
|find and tried some simple circuits, like a common-emitter amplifier,
|full-wave bridge rectifier, etc.
|I evaluated each one on the ease of component lookup, schematic entry,
|entering parameters in transient and ac analysis, graphical analysis
|capability (risetime, frequency, period, max, min, etc), exporting graphs
|to Windows, finding information in the help files, error handling, time
|required to enter a schematic and collect data, and overall ease of use.
|Microcap was the clear hands-down winner. I keep a copy of PSPICE to
|confirm the results if there is any question, but it is too difficult to
|use for daily work.
|After you start using SPICE, you will develop a collection of files to
|handle the typical work you do, and it will be difficult to change
|programs since you will have to rebuild your database. So it's worth the
|time and effort to evaluate different versions to see which one suits you
|best before you start building your database.
I'm curious, what is it about PSpice that you find "difficult"?
I'm dense as a stump, yet I find PSpice completely intuitive.
(Maybe you're using Capture... *that* can be a real hair-tearer.)
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