Syllabus

 

Introduction to PSpice software, file types, netlist commands. Basic analyses: DC, AC, Transient. Analog behavioral models (ABM): equations setup, IF statement, voltage/current/ frequency dependent sources. Advanced analyses: noise, Monte-Carlo, worst-case. Spectral description of signals (FFT), measuring the total harmonic distortion (THD). Circuit optimization using PSpice Optimizer software.

 

 

References

 

1.                                    Course Home Page, http://www.ee.bgu.ac.il/~spice

2.                                    M. M. Peretz, Lecture notes, http://www.ee.bgu.ac.il/~spice

3.                                    PSpice reference guide, \\document\PSpcRef.pdf.

4.                                    PSpice users guide, \\document\pspug.pdf.

5.                                    PSpice Optimizer users guide, \\document\optug.pdf.

6.                                    PSpice Advanced Analysis uses guide, \\document\ pspaugca.pdf

7.                                    P. Antognetti and G. Massobrio, Semiconductor Device Modeling with SPICE, McGraw-Hill, 1988.

8.                                    Tuinenga P. W., SPICE: A guide to circuit simulation & analysis using PSpice, Prentice Hall, 1995.

 

Grading

 

Course grade is based on three (3) homework exercises and final project.

You may work and submit your works in study groups up to three persons.

With your first homework, you will receive a group number, to fit your unique HW results.