Kickstart for spice?

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by business_kid, May 28, 2013.

  1. business_kid

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    Feb 5, 2013
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    I'm trying to simulate bits of my design under linux), and having trouble getting started.

    I have NGSpice in Fedora 18's Electronic Spin, and it's obstinate :-/. I drew the circuit in it's schematic thing, but it seems to be refusing to update the netlist, and can't pick up the components I have in there. It only finds crap. There is gigabytes written about it, mostly irrelevant. I tried LTSpice under wine, but it doesn't seem any better.

    I have a 10Mhz tuned LC network driving a HEMT (which appears in the simulation as a 10pF & 50k to ground) and I would like to be able to finely tune the input pulses and optimize it for 9.6Mhz - 10.4Mhz.

    Is there a good guide to getting started? Should I be using some other flavour of Spice? I am restricted to OSS software ATM, as I run linux, and have no company buying m$ licenses behind me.
     
  2. business_kid

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    Feb 5, 2013
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    Found some stuff in the useful websites. Surfing off there now.
     
  3. crutschow

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    I'm familiar with LTspice. What type of problems did you have with that? Could you simulate their example circuits?
     
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