Analog Design and Simulation Using OrCAD Capture and PSpice

Analog Design and Simulation Using OrCAD Capture and PSpice

2nd Edition - November 29, 2017

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  • Author: Dennis Fitzpatrick
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025055
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025062

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New to this edition: Updated to using OrCAD Release 17.2 and its new features; Coverage of PSPICE extra features: PSpice Designer, PSpice Designer Plus, Modelling Application, PSpice Part Search Symbol Viewer, PSpice Report, Associate PSpice model, New delay functions for Behavioural Simulation Models, New Models, Support for negative values in hysteresis voltage and threshold voltage; A new chapter on PSpice Advanced Analysis Analog Design and Simulation Using OrCAD Capture and PSpice, Second Edition provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the Cadence/OrCAD family of Electronic Design Automation software for analog design and simulation. The book explains how to enter schematics in Capture, set up project types, project libraries and prepare circuits for PSpice simulation. There are chapters on the different analysis types for DC Bias point, DC sweep, AC frequency sweep, Parametric analysis, Temperature analysis, Performance Analysis, Noise analysis, Sensitivity and Monte Carlo simulation. Subsequent chapters explain how the Stimulus Editor is used to define custom analog and digital signals, how the Model Editor is used to view and create new PSpice models and Capture parts and how the Magnetic Parts Editor is used to design transformers and inductors. Other chapters include Analog Behaviorial models, Test Benches as well as how to create hierarchical designs. The book includes the latest features in the OrCAD 17.2 release and there are exercises with step by step instructions at the end of each chapter that enables the reader to progress based upon their experience and knowledge gained from previous chapters. The author worked for Cadence for over eight years and supported and delivered OrCAD PSpice training courses all over Europe. This book has been endorsed by Cadence. In addition, there are new chapters on the PSpice Advanced Analysis suite of tools: Sensitivity Analysis, Optimizer, Monte Carlo, and Smoke Analysis.The chapters show how circuit performance can effectively be maximised and optimised for variations in component tolerances, temperature effects, manufacturing yields and component stress.  

Key Features

  • Provides both a comprehensive user guide and a detailed overview of simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice
  • Includes worked and ready to try sample designs and a wide range of to-do exercises
  • Covers Capture and PSpice together


Electrical and electronic engineers in industry, researchers and students using the Cadence/OrCAD professional simulation software to design and analyze electronic circuits

Table of Contents

  • 1. Getting Started
    2. DC Bias Point Analysis
    3. DC Analysis
    4. AC Analysis
    5. Parametric Sweep
    6. Stimulus Editor
    7. Transient Analysis
    8. Convergence Problems and Error Messages
    9. Transformers
    10. Monte Carlo Analysis
    11. Worst Case Analysis
    12. Performance Analysis 
    13. Analog Behavioral Models 
    14. Noise Analysis 
    15. Temperature Analysis 
    16. Adding and Creating PSpice Models 
    17. Transmission Lines 
    18. Digital Simulation 
    19. Mixed Simulation 
    20. Creating Hierarchical Designs 
    21. Magnetic Parts Editor 
    22. Test Benches 
    23. Advanced Anaysis
    24. Sensitivity Analysis
    25. Optimizer
    26. Monte Carlo
    27. Smoke Analysis

    Appendix. PSpice Measurement Definitions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 452
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2017
  • Published: November 29, 2017
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025055
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025062

About the Author

Dennis Fitzpatrick

Dennis Fitzpatrick
Dr Fitzpatrick is a Reader in Biomedical Engineering at The University of West London, where he also leads the Biomedical Engineering Research Group. He has a BEng degree in Electronic Engineering, a PhD in Bioengineering and is a Chartered Electronics Engineer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

His primary research interest is in the use of Functional Electrical Simulation (FES) for the restoration of bladder function and restoration of gait in stroke and spinal cord injured patients. His research focuses on the design and development of implantable medical systems. His recent book 'Analogue Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice', also published by Elsevier, has sold worldwide to highly acclaimed reviews in numerous prestigious electronic engineering journals such as EDN and Electronic Times and is officially endorsed by Cadence Design Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader, Institute for Practice, Interdisciplinary Research and Enterprise (INSPIRE), University of West London, UK

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