From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jorge Omar)
Subject: Re: LTspice/SwitcherCAD III Update Ver. 2.00c
Date: 21 Jan 2003 08:04:53 -0800
NNTP-Posting-Date: 21 Jan 2003 16:04:54 GMT
Congratulations for the nice upgrade.
"Mike Engelhardt" wrote in message news:...
> There's a new version of LTspice/SwitcherCAD III
> available. This version introduces a graphical
> symbol editor, unlimited hierarchical schematics,
> updated help documentation and improved
> This program will run those Pspice models in
> public domain or available from vender sites, but
> faster and more reliably than Pspice.
> Version 2.00c is available for immediate download
> from http://www.linear.com/software.
> People with earlier versions installed can use the
> "Tools=>Sync Release" menu option to incrementally
> update to the current version. However, if your
> version predates April 10, 2002, you will have to
> run the update command twice to get to the current
> This is a free, high-performance, unlimited, fully
> functional SPICE simulator with unlimited integrated
> schematic capture and waveform viewer. It is not
> shareware or a demo. It is a fully functional
> * P-SPICE compatible semiconductors models, e.g.:
> - diode recombination current
> - bipolar quasi saturation
> - JFET impact ionization
> * P-SPICE behavioral modeling, both legacy POLY()
> statements and arbitrary expressions, Laplace,
> and look-up tables.
> * P-SPICE netlist compatibility for .param, .func,
> ako models...
> * Multiple entries in a single library(hspice syntax)
> * MOSFET models my be binned by size.
> * New devices such as an arbitrary capacitance. Write
> an expression for the charge, it symbolically
> differentiates the expression and integrates the
> capacitances. (Useful for rapid prototyping new,
> hypothetical, transistor behavior.
> * Temperature, model parameter or global parameter sweeps
> * An original mixed-mode simulator(not xspice based)
> * A VDMOS transistor device that intrinsically handles
> the power MOSFET's gate charge behavior
> * BSIM 3.2.4, BSIM 4.2.1, BSIMPD2.2.3, and EKV 2.62
> * Marching waveforms/cross probing of any device or
> subcircuit port current
> * Dynamic waveform data compression
> * Device database(power MOS, diodes, bipolars, JFETS)
> * 400+ models of switch mode controllers and regulators
> * Integrated unlimited hierarchical schematic capture
> with unlimited undo and redo
> * Multiple plot panes with ganged attached cursors.
> * Unlimited redo/redo of plot settings.
> * Parametric plotting(often called X-Y plotting)
> * Fourier analysis(both .four statements and FFT's of
> simulated data.)
> * Numerous educational example circuits included.
> * Free lifetime updates
> This is a very easy to use SPICE/Schematic capture system.
> It includes clear, on-line help but you should just be able
> to mouse it out without reading any documentation. You
> draft your circuit and push the "Run" toolbar button.
> There are numerous examples included in the
> "examples\Educational" directory.
> It is the World's fastest SPICE. It started out as a re-
> write of Berkeley SPICE 3F4/5 to improve it's performance on
> machines with faster processors than memory and to improve
> the timestep control of Berkeley SPICE. Professional analog
> IC design engineers use it for full-chip, transistor level
> simulations. Typical speed-ups over P-SPICE 9.X are three
> to six fold. It wins the industry standard transistor-level
> SPICE bench mark, the MCNC Bench Mark Suite, in speed and
> convergence. Of course, when using it's own mixed-mode
> simulator in it's own native HDL, there's nothing like it at
> --Mike Engelhardt