Spice

Spice is a circuit simulator, more information about spice can be found at the Spice homepage

Professor A. Richard Newton gives a history of Spice as part of his Presentation of the 1995 Phil Kaufman Award to Professor Donald O. Pederson

May, 2002 Berkeley Lab Notes article, "1972: The release of SPICE, still the industry standard tool for integrated circuit design"

comp.lsi.cad FAQ at http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/sscrl/clcfaq/faq/faq-N-20.html#N-20 has a question and some answers about Spice

See also the SPICE wiki page.

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  • 7/17/2007 Spice is covered now covered by the BSD Copyright:
    Copyright (c) 1985-1991 The Regents of the University of California.
    All rights reserved.
    
    Permission is hereby granted, without written agreement and without license
    or royalty fees, to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
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    IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR
    DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT
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    MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS, OR MODIFICATIONS.
    
    It is no longer necessary to fill out a software agreement.
  • The ILP Description includes a more complete description of the package.
    Tapes and docs are no longer available. Please ignore the prices and email addresses, this file is made available for historical reasons only.
  • spice3f5.tar.gz (1.2Mb)
  • Spice2:
    "It's an older version, but has significance since some prefer it for various reasons. It's written in fortran and the first widely distributed version. Many commercial products are based on it (and many others on Spice 3)."
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  • KSPICE is a circuit simulator based on SPICE3E2, with improved transient analysis of lossy transmission lines. Unlike SPICE3, which uses the state-based approach to simulate lossy transmission lines, KSPICE simulates lossy transmission lines and coupled multiconductor line systems using the recursive convolution method. The impulse response of an arbitrary transfer function can be determined by deriving a recursive convolution from the Pade approximations of the function. We use this approach for simulating each transmission line's characteristics and each multiconductor line's modal functions. This method of lossy transmission line simulation has proven to give a speedup of one to two orders of magnitude over SPICE3E.
  • The ILP Description includes a more complete description of the package.
    Tapes and docs are no longer available. Please ignore the prices and email addresses, this file is made available for historical reasons only.
  • kspice (format unknown) 3.95Mb - kspice.tar.Z 14.2Mb
  • JSPICE is a simulator for superconductor and semiconductor circuits, and is based on the general-purpose circuit simulation program SPICE2; it is incorporated with the Josephson junction model. It supports the same SPICE2 format and is running in the batch mode. Like SPICE2, it has ASCII plotting facility built in.
  • The ILP Description includes a more complete description of the package.
    In general tapes and docs are no longer available.
    Please ignore the prices and email addresses, this file is made available for historical reasons only.
    Note that many of the tar files include the sources for the documentation. For example, jspice.tar.Z contains jj.sup.me. To generate the documentation:
    1. Download and install GNU Groff
    2. Edit the first line to be
           tbl << "***END***" | eqn | groff -me
        
    3. Run:
            sh jj.sup.me > jj.sup.ps
          
    4. Then open the .ps file with either the full version of Adobe Acrobat, Mac OS X preview or Ghostview
  • jspice.tar.Z 324k
  • josephsonJunctionsInSPICE2G5.pdf 26k: Josephson Junctions in SPICE 2G5 (20 Dec 1982), R. E. Jewett, Electronics Research Laboratory and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720
  • Spice3 README

    Spice3f4

    Spice3f3

    Spice3f2

    Spice3e2

  • Other Spices

  • http://ngspice.sourceforge.net/ is "an open source GPLed mixed-mode/mixed-level circuit simulator."

  • 5Spice.com Free for Non-commercial use under Windows
  • Spice for the Mac
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