Analog Simulation

  • Horst Nielinger


The cover of the June 1998 edition of the IEEE Spectrum shows the ‘father’ of SPICE, Prof. Emer. Donald O. Pederson of the University of California, Berkeley, on the occasion of his award of the IEEE medal of honor. His Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (abbreviated as SPICE) is without doubt the most important analog simulator in the world of microelectronics. The widespread usage of SPICE is owed on the one hand to the competent electrotechnical background and, on the other hand, to the admirable attitude of Prof. Pederson in giving the program practically for nothing to all who wanted to use it. It was his principle never to apply for a patent. His generosity is still effective today: the version of SPICE which runs on Personal Computers (PSPICE) is available practically cost free for interested users as the so called evaluation version (restricted to 10 transistors, 50 circuit nodes)1).


Loop Gain Current Gain Analog Simulation Channel Length Modulation Small Signal Equivalent Circuit 
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