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Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice

Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the Cadence/OrCAD family of Electronic Design Automation software for analog design and simulation. Organized into 22 chapters, each with exercises at the end, it explains how to start Capture and set up the project type and libraries for PSpice simulation. It also covers the use of AC analysis to calculate the frequency and phase response of a circuit and DC analysis to calculate the circuits bias point over a range of values. The book describes a parametric sweep, which involves sweeping a parameter through a range of values, along with the use of Stimulus Editor to define transient analog and digital sources. It also examines the failure of simulations due to circuit errors and missing or incorrect parameters, and discusses the use of Monte Carlo analysis to estimate the response of a circuit when device model parameters are randomly varied between specified tolerance limits according to a specified statistical distribution. Other chapters focus on the use of worst-case analysis to identify the most critical components that will affect circuit performance, how to add and create PSpice models, and how the frequency-related signal and dispersion losses of transmission lines affect the signal integrity of high-speed signals via the transmission lines. Practitioners, researchers, and those interested in using the Cadence/OrCAD professional simulation software to design and analyze electronic circuits will find the information, methods, compounds, and experiments described in this book extremely useful.

Audience

Professional electronics design engineers, advanced amateur electronics designers, electronic engineering students and professors looking for a book with a real-world design outlook.

Paperback, 344 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-08-097095-0

Reviews

  • "This book provides step-by-step guidance to using Capture and PSpice by providing a comprehensive user’s guide and detailed overview of the simulation methods…This book is highly recommended for anyone learning capture and PSpice modeling."--IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July-August 2013
    "This text is recommended for those who want to learn how to model electrical circuits because the reader will quickly learn about the core skills necessary to use this very popular software package and is well worth the price of the book…This book is highly recommended for anyone learning capture and PSpice modeling."--IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July/August 2013
    "…exceptionally easy to follow. It has clear explanations, lots of graphics showing the Capture and PSpice user interfaces, and detailed step-by-step instructions…this 300-page book covers a lot of ground! It also has something for just about everybody, novice and expert alike."--Cadence.com, February 20, 2013
    "This is a great introduction to a complex subject…"--EDN.com, February 21, 2013
    "In the EDA sector, there are a lot of books about research and new techniques, or how to learn and use new languages, but there are not many how-to, practical books that enable you to come up to speed with a tool. The book has divided the problem into many parts and each is tackled at a reasonable pace…This is a great introduction to a complex subject…I highly recommend it for anyone looking at this subject for the first time."--EDN.com


Contents


  • Preface

    Instructions

    Chapter 1 Getting Started

        1.1 Starting Capture

        1.2 Creating a PSpice Project

        1.3 Symbols and Parts

        1.4 Design Templates

        1.5 Summary

        1.6 Exercises

        1.7 Extra Library Work

    Chapter 2 DC Bias Point Analysis

        2.1 Netlist Generation

        2.2 Displaying Bias Points

        2.3 Save Bias Point

        2.4 Load Bias Point

        2.5 Exercises

    Chapter 3 DC Analysis

        3.1 DC Voltage Sweep

        3.2 Markers

        3.3 Exercises

    Chapter 4 AC Analysis

        4.1 Simulation Parameters

        4.2 AC Markers

        4.3 Exercises

    Chapter 5 Parametric Sweep

        5.1 Property Editor

        5.2 Exercises

    Chapter 6 Stimulus Editor

        6.1 Stimulus Editor Transient Sources

        6.2 User-generated Time━Voltage Waveforms

        6.3 Simulation Profiles

        6.4 Exercise

    Chapter 7 Transient Analysis

        7.1 Simulation Settings

        7.2 Scheduling

        7.3 Check Points

        7.4 Defining a Time━Voltage Stimulus using Text Files

        7.5 Exercises

    Chapter 8 Convergence Problems and Error Messages

        8.1 Common Error Messages

        8.2 Establishing a Bias Point

        8.3 Convergence Issues

        8.4 Simulation Settings Options

        8.5 Exercises

    Chapter 9 Transformers

        9.1 Linear Transformer

        9.2 Non-linear Transformer

        9.3 Predefined Transformers

        9.4 Exercises

    Chapter 10 Monte Carlo Analysis

        10.1 Simulation Settings

        10.2 Adding Tolerance Values

        10.3 Exercises

    Chapter 11 Worst Case Analysis

        11.1 Sensitivity Analysis

        11.2 Worst Case Analysis

        11.3 Adding Tolerances

        11.4 Collating Functions

        11.5 Exercise

    Chapter 12 Performance Analysis

        12.1 Measurement Functions

        12.2 Measurement Definitions

        12.3 Exercises

    Chapter 13 Analog Behavioral Models

        13.1 ABM devices

        13.2 Exercises

    Chapter 14 Noise Analysis

        14.1 Noise Types

        14.2 Total Noise Contributions

        14.3 Running a Noise Analysis

        14.4 Noise Definitions

        14.5 Exercise

    Chapter 15 Temperature Analysis

        15.1 Temperature Coefficients

        15.2 Running a Temperature Analysis

        15.3 Exercises

    Chapter 16 Adding and Creating PSpice Models

        16.1 Capture Properties for a PSpice Part

        16.2 PSpice Model Definition

        16.3 Subcircuits

        16.4 Model Editor

        16.5 Exercises

    Chapter 17 Transmission Lines

        17.1 Ideal Transmission Lines

        17.2 Lossy Transmission Lines

        17.3 Exercises

    Chapter 18 Digital Simulation

        18.1 Digital Device Models

        18.2 Digital Circuits

        18.3 Digital Simulation Profile

        18.4 Displaying Digital Signals

        18.5 Exercises

    Chapter 19 Mixed Simulation

        19.1 Exercises

    Chapter 20 Creating Hierarchical Designs

        20.1 Hierarchical Ports and Off-page Connectors

        20.2 Hierarchical Blocks and Symbols

        20.3 Passing Parameters

        20.4 Hierarchical Netlist

        20.5 Exercises

    Chapter 21 Magnetic Parts Editor

        21.1 Design Cycle

        21.2 Exercises

    Chapter 22 Test Benches

        22.1 Selection of Test Bench Parts

        22.2 Unconnected Floating Nets

        22.3 Comparing and Updating Differences between the Master Design and Test Bench Designs

        22.4 Exercises

    Appendix

    Index




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