Lab1 - Experiment 1: Introduction to SPICE 1 Objective...

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Unformatted text preview: Experiment 1: Introduction to SPICE 1 Objective SPICE stands for S imulation P rogram with I ntegrated C ircuit E mphasis. It is the predominant tool used to simulate circuits and was developed at The University of California, Berkeley in the 1970s. This lab will teach you how to use a popular commercial package called HSPICE, which is one of many implementations based on the original Berkeley SPICE. In addition to learning how to specify and analyze circuits with HSPICE, you will also learn how to plot the results of your analysis with a tool called Avanwaves, or Awaves for short. SPICE will be a very handy tool in verifying hand calculations. For future labs, it is highly recommended that you simulate your circuits in SPICE and verify your understanding of the circuit before actually building them on the breadboard. 2 Materials For this lab, all you need is a computer with HSPICE installed. You can use either the Windows or UNIX version, but you will have to read the appropriate documentation for whichever version you choose. Please refer to the HSPICE Tutorial, if you have not already. Note: Be sure to answer the questions on the report as you proceed through this lab. The report questions are labeled according to the sections in the experiment (e.g. question 3.1.4 corresponds to section 3.1 step 4). 3 Procedure 3.1 Transient Analysis 1. Write a netlist for the RC low-pass filter shown in Figure 1. Let v s be a 1 kHz square wave oscillating between 0 and 5 V. You can model this square wave using the PULSE source type.- v s + 1 kΩ . 1 μ F + v o- Figure 1: Low-pass filter 2. Now run a transient analysis on this circuit from t = 0 ms to t = 10 ms. For reference on how to proceed, please read section “3.2.1: Transient Analysis of Simple RC Circuit” from the HSPICE Tutorial. 3. Use Awaves to generate plots of v s and v o as functions of time and then, print copies of these plots....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course ECSE 2050 taught by Professor Monahella during the Spring '08 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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