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Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice

Book Description

Anyone involved in circuit design that needs the practical know-how it takes to design a successful circuit or product, will find this practical guide to using Capture-PSpice (written by a former Cadence PSpice expert for Europe) an essential book. The text delivers step-by-step guidance on using Capture-PSpice to help professionals produce reliable, effective designs.

Readers will learn how to get up and running quickly and efficiently with industry standard software and in sufficient detail to enable building upon personal experience to avoid common errors and pit-falls. This book is of great benefit to professional electronics design engineers, advanced amateur electronics designers, electronic engineering students and academic staff looking for a book with a real-world design outlook.




    • Provides both a comprehensive user guide, and a detailed overview of simulation
    • Each chapter has worked and ready to try sample designs and provides a wide range of to-do exercises
    • Core skills are developed using a running case study circuit
    • Covers Capture and PSpice together for the first time

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover image
    2. Table of Contents
    3. Front Matter
    4. Copyright
    5. Preface
    6. Instructions
    7. Chapter 1. Getting Started
    8. 1.1. Starting Capture
    9. 1.2. Creating a PSpice Project
    10. 1.3. Symbols and Parts
    11. 1.4. Design Templates
    12. 1.5. Summary
    13. 1.6. Exercises
    14. 1.7. Extra Library Work
    15. Chapter 2. DC Bias Point Analysis
    16. 2.1. Netlist Generation
    17. 2.2. Displaying Bias Points
    18. 2.3. Save Bias Point
    19. 2.4. Load Bias Point
    20. 2.5. Exercises
    21. Chapter 3. DC Analysis
    22. 3.1. DC Voltage Sweep
    23. 3.2. Markers
    24. 3.3. Exercises
    25. Chapter 4. AC Analysis
    26. 4.1. Simulation Parameters
    27. 4.2. AC Markers
    28. 4.3. Exercises
    29. Chapter 5. Parametric Sweep
    30. 5.1. Property Editor
    31. 5.2. Exercises
    32. Chapter 6. Stimulus Editor
    33. 6.1. Stimulus Editor Transient Sources
    34. 6.2. User-generated Time–Voltage Waveforms
    35. 6.3. Simulation Profiles
    36. 6.4. Exercise
    37. Chapter 7. Transient Analysis
    38. 7.1. Simulation Settings
    39. 7.2. Scheduling
    40. 7.3. Check Points
    41. 7.4. Defining a Time–Voltage Stimulus using Text Files
    42. 7.5. Exercises
    43. Chapter 8. Convergence Problems and Error Messages
    44. 8.1. Common Error Messages
    45. 8.2. Establishing a Bias Point
    46. 8.3. Convergence Issues
    47. 8.4. Simulation Settings Options
    48. 8.5. Exercises
    49. Chapter 9. Transformers
    50. 9.1. Linear Transformer
    51. 9.2. Non-linear Transformer
    52. 9.3. Predefined Transformers
    53. 9.4. Exercises
    54. Chapter 10. Monte Carlo Analysis
    55. 10.1. Simulation Settings
    56. 10.2. Adding Tolerance Values
    57. 10.3. Exercises
    58. Chapter 11. Worst Case Analysis
    59. 11.1. Sensitivity Analysis
    60. 11.2. Worst Case Analysis
    61. 11.3. Adding Tolerances
    62. 11.4. Collating Functions
    63. 11.5. Exercise
    64. Chapter 12. Performance Analysis
    65. 12.1. Measurement Functions
    66. 12.2. Measurement Definitions
    67. 12.3. Exercises
    68. Chapter 13. Analog Behavioral Models
    69. 13.1. ABM Devices
    70. 13.2. Exercises
    71. Chapter 14. Noise Analysis
    72. 14.1. Noise Types
    73. 14.2. Total Noise Contributions
    74. 14.3. Running a Noise Analysis
    75. 14.4. Noise Definitions
    76. 14.5. Exercise
    77. Chapter 15. Temperature Analysis
    78. 15.1. Temperature Coefficients
    79. 15.2. Running a Temperature Analysis
    80. 15.3. Exercises
    81. Chapter 16. Adding and Creating PSpice Models
    82. 16.1. Capture Properties for a PSpice Part
    83. 16.2. PSpice Model Definition
    84. 16.3. Subcircuits
    85. 16.4. Model Editor
    86. 16.5. Exercises
    87. Chapter 17. Transmission Lines
    88. 17.1. Ideal Transmission Lines
    89. 17.2. Lossy Transmission Lines
    90. 17.3. Exercises
    91. Chapter 18. Digital Simulation
    92. 18.1. Digital Device Models
    93. 18.2. Digital Circuits
    94. 18.3. Digital Simulation Profile
    95. 18.4. Displaying Digital Signals
    96. 18.5. Exercises
    97. Chapter 19. Mixed Simulation
    98. 19.1. Exercises
    99. Chapter 20. Creating Hierarchical Designs
    100. 20.1. Hierarchical Ports and Off-page Connectors
    101. 20.2. Hierarchical Blocks and Symbols
    102. 20.3. Passing Parameters
    103. 20.4. Hierarchical Netlist
    104. 20.5. Exercises
    105. Chapter 21. Magnetic Parts Editor
    106. 21.1. Design Cycle
    107. 21.2. Exercises
    108. Chapter 22. Test Benches
    109. 22.1. Selection of Test Bench Parts
    110. 22.2. Unconnected Floating Nets
    111. 22.3. Comparing and Updating Differences between the Master Design and Test Bench Designs
    112. 22.4. Exercises
    113. Appendix. PSpice Measurement Definitions
    114. Index