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Circuit Simulation with SPICE OPUS

Part of the series Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology pp 37-88

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Short tutorial

  • Tadej TumaAffiliated withFaculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana Email author 
  • , Árpád BűrmenAffiliated withFaculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana

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Abstract

In this chapter we first discuss the installation of SPICE OPUS (for both Linux and Windows). We will go through the startup sequence and the command line options. After that, we will embark on a journey through the most important features of the SPICE OPUS simulator. They include the outline of the input file format, interactive interpreter, all types of analysis, and the built-in scripting language NUTMEG. These features will be illustrated through a simple example (a bipolar junction transistor amplifier). For readers with a circuit analysis background (the enigmatic matrix and circuit model business), we provide circuit models for all kinds of analysis in SPICE.