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Circuit Design: Know It All by Bob Zeidman, Tim Williams, Robert Pease, Walt Kester, Ian Hickman, Bonnie Baker, Darren Ashby

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Chapter 25

EDA Design Tools for Analog and RF

Bonnie Baker and Peter Wilson

They say a computer-based simulation of your analog circuit is important. This is because the use of your preferred computer Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) program can reduce initial errors and development time. If you use your SPICE simulator correctly, you can drum out circuit errors and nuances before you go to your breadboard. In this manner, you will verify your design before you spend the time soldering your circuit. SPICE helps troubleshoot bench problems; it is a great place to try out different hypotheses. It is also great at “what if” scenarios (for example, exploratory design).

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