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.


AVAILABILITY

Spice3 is available on HP-UX and SunOS workstations

PREPARATION

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.


RUNNING

Type:

spice3

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.


PRINTING/PLOTTING

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" )


NOTES

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


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