Interesting post. Not sure how useful a direct link would be. (especially with such an expensive piece of software!!!)
FYI, I'm not an EE, but I did take a couple grad courses last year and got some exposure to SPICE. There seem to be around a billion different implementations...
As a project I used LTSpice
to simulate a 'Big Muff Pi' stomp-box (guitar pedal) and compared it to the real thing. The reasons I went with LTSpice (1) it's available for free; (2) easy to use without knowing much SPICE or reading the manual; (3) it allows you to input a raw WAV file---in my case, an actual guitar track---rather than limiting users to traditional test signals. Wouldn't surprise me if other SPICE simulators are set up to do (3)... does anyone know? (SIMetrix
is another simulator considered.)
I've also toyed with purchasing the one of the following Mathematica packages: Analog Insydes
(definitely too expensive for me), MathModelica
, or SchematicSolve
. Difficult to make a choice without trying them out first, and I have no idea how useful they'd actually be for me.
Anyone have experience with these packages?