Spice 3F5

Date of last revision: 10/14/2003

Spice is a general-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analyses.

Spice 3 Version 3F5 is copyright 1990-1994 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Spice3 is available on HP-UX and SunOS workstations


Before you can use the Spice software, you must either make a modification to your .cshrc or .profile file or enter the following statements from the command line.

Bourne Shell and Korn Shell (sh/ksh) users could add the following line to their ".profile" file:

. /usr/local/scripts/setup.spice.sh

C and Turbo C Shell (csh/tcsh) users could add the following line to their ".cshrc" or their ".login" file:

source /usr/local/scripts/setup.spice.csh

The "setup.spice.(sh or csh)" scripts are necessary so that the spice binary files and man pages are accesible.




Spice has many command line options and arguments. It is beyond the scope of this document to go over all the options/arguments and how use them.

Man pages on spice are available. If "spice" was set up according to the above preparation instructions, at the command line type:

man spice

PLEASE BE REFERRED TO THE MANUALS ON Spice 3 Version 3F5 circuit simulation software. The manuals may be obtained from the lab monitor on duty.


Include this command in models or use it interactively:

set hcopydevtype = postscript

Use normal UNIX commands "lp"to print the hardcopy output file. ( see "helpme printing-unix" )


On-line documentation IS available. Once at the "Spice x ->" prompt type "?" to bring up the built in help windows.

A tutorial is available on the web at http://www.scudc.scu.edu/mentortu/ucb_spice3.html

Click here to return to the Helpme menu.