The time-honored way of circuit design has been to build a physical prototype, test it over a range of operating voltages, signal levels, temperatures and other factors, then tweak, and test some more. In the 1970s, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE), a program for simulating circuits on a mainframe computer was developed. Engineers could create, analyze and modify circuits using software, improving the accuracy of the design before soldering a single component.
Today, SPICE, along with its derivatives, is hugely popular for predicting the behavior of electronic circuits. PSpice from Cadence Design Systems is a version of SPICE that runs on personal computers. It offers valuable features for circuit designers – saving time and gaining insight with computer simulation.
Circuit Simulation and Analysis is an introduction to designing and testing simple circuits using PSpice software. It discusses the tools you’ll need to create simple circuits and understand their behavior, prior to building them in the real world. Students, professionals and hobbyists with a background in basic electronics will find PSpice to be an essential component in evaluating circuit performance. To get the most from this book, readers are expected to obtain a version of this software and follow along with the examples.
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Softcover: 224 pages
Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.; First Edition/First Printing (October 2013)
Product Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: .80 pounds