How to learn SPICE basics and fundamentals?
National Instruments simulation engineers recommend the following resources:
1. "The SPICE Book"by Andrei Vladimirescu
<- A good blend of SPICE syntax and description how it works
2. "Inside SPICE" 2nd edition by Ron M. Kielkowski
3. A good online reference is: http://www.ecircuitcenter.com/AboutSPICE.htm
4. "Semiconductor Device Modeling with SPICE" by G. Massobrio, Paul
<-good reference for the details of implementation of various
semiconductor models in SPICE3
PSpice, and HSpice
5. "Macromodeling With Spice" by J. A. Connelly (Author), Pyung Choi
<- a bit outdated but macro-modeling concepts still valid
6. "Switch-Mode Power Supplies Spice Simulations and Practical Designs" by C.
<- great for advanced macro-modeling, focus obviously on SMPS
7. "Electronic Circuit and System Simulation methods" by T.L Pillage,R.A
Rohrer,and C. Visweswariah
<- good book on inner workings of circuit network simulators
Newton-raphson, Matrix stamps, etc)
8. EDN How-To Article:
9. Linear Technology Application Note 48:
National Instruments' marketing and support engineers recommend the following
1. Circuit Design Technical Library: http://www.ni.com/white-paper/5579/en
Just look under Concepts & Fundamentals and there are some SPICE topics... as
well as under Simulation and Advanced.
National Instruments' simulation engine is an enhanced parser that can simulate
SPICE, PSPICE, XSPICE and a C-based code modelling syntax.