Analog Design and Simulation Using OrCAD Capture and PSpice - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081025055

Analog Design and Simulation Using OrCAD Capture and PSpice

2nd Edition

Authors: Dennis Fitzpatrick
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025055
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st December 2017
Page Count: 360
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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 24 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.

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

Content includes:

  • A description of 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
  • An examination of the failure of simulations due to circuit errors and missing or incorrect parameters
  • Discussion on 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
  • The use of worst-case analysis to identify the most critical components that will affect circuit performance,
  • How to add and create PSpice models
  • 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.

Key Features

  • Provides both a comprehensive user guide, and a detailed overview of simulation
  • Each chapter has worked and ready to try sample designs and provides, a wide range of to-do exercises
  • Core skills are developed using a running case study circuit
  • 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. PSpice Advanced Features
24. PSpice Advanced Analysis

Appendix. PSpice Measurement Definitions


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About the Author

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