Electronic circuit simulation uses mathematical models to replicate the behavior of an actual electronic device or circuit. Simulation software allows for modeling of circuit operation and is an invaluable analysis tool.
Simulating the circuit with SPICE is the industry-standard way to verify circuit operation at the transistor level before committing to manufacturing an integrated circuit. The SPICE simulators help to predict the behavior of the IC under different operating conditions, such as different voltage and current levels, temperature variations, and noise.
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Let’s explore the circuit simulators at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.
|Backend Electronic Circuit Simulators|
|ngspice||SPICE simulator for electric and electronic circuits|
|SPICE||General-purpose circuit simulation program|
|Xyce||SPICE-compatible analog circuit simulator|
|SPICE OPUS||General purpose circuit simulator specially suited for optimization loops|
|CIDER||Mixed-level circuit and device simulator|
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