Date of last revision: 04/22/2002

Hspice is a general purpose circuit simulation program.

Star-Hspice v. 2001.2 help index:


Hspice is available on all HP.

Hspice is available on all Sun Unix workstations, but not through Reflection.

Hspice is not available on Linux machine.


To use this application, type the following command:

setup hspice

See "helpme setup" for information on finding out what versions are available or what to do if the setup statement does not work.


Two applications are available, hspice and awaves.

  • Hspice - circuit simulation
  • To run Hspice, type:
    hspice inputfile > outputfile &

  • Awaves - waveform viewer for Hspice
  • Cadence supplies a "user friendly" utility for displaying graphical output from HSPICE, i.e., the files with filename extension .sw* .ac* .tr*. To use this graphics display utility, at the shell command prompt type:



    Some documentation in PDF formates can be found at the following directory:


    Other Information Resources

  • Additional help on Avanti Hspice 2000.2.1 is available from a Student Product Specialist. You may send e-mail to with questions about this software.
  • The faculty contact for Avanti Hspice 2000.2.1 is Samiha Mourad.
  • To learn more about how to use Hspice.
  • Hspice user guide Hspice User Guide V1.1
  • Avanti homepage avanticorp

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