Creating plots in Mathematica with Micro-Cap (SPICE) data

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Creating plots in Mathematica with Micro-Cap (SPICE) data

Postby Kathy_Bautista » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:10 pm

Are you using Micro-Cap (SPICE), a circuit simulator, for your electrical engineering classes? The following blog was written by an EE student who provides an example of how he imports data from Micro-Cap (SPICE) into Mathematica to create plots.
http://pragma.posterous.com/presentatio ... ro-cap-dat

Is anyone else using Mathematica to analyze or plot data from Micro-Cap (SPICE)?

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Re: Creating plots in Mathematica with Micro-Cap (SPICE) data

Postby telefunkenvf14 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:16 pm

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? :?:

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