- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 10/2006 on page 0
The PC as Breadboard
Simulating electronic circuits with SPICE
Electronics designers these days spend more time behind their PCs than holding their soldering irons. Thanks to clever software, entire circuits can be simulated without making even a single solder joint. The basis for such simulation software is SPICE, which was developed back in 1972. Here we give a concise description of the way SPICE achieves a realistic simulation of components and circuits.