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Free/cheap SPICE?

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tfr000
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Dec5-13, 06:20 PM
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Anyone using a free/cheap SPICE that they like?
I keep finding myself handicapped by not having access to one, but I would rather not have to trial-and-error a bunch of them in order to find a decent one.
I used batch-style SPICE back in the day, so I can do that if necessary, and post-process the results. Probably easier now that spreadsheets and whatnot are common.
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Dec5-13, 06:32 PM
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Anyone using a free/cheap SPICE that they like?
I keep finding myself handicapped by not having access to one, but I would rather not have to trial-and-error a bunch of them in order to find a decent one.
I used batch-style SPICE back in the day, so I can do that if necessary, and post-process the results. Probably easier now that spreadsheets and whatnot are common.
I thought we had several older threads about this, but only found this one with a search:

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=558549

Are you a student?
tfr000
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Dec6-13, 05:08 AM
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Thanks, that's helpful.

Student? When I said "back in the day", I was thinking the 80's...

Windadct
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Dec6-13, 09:37 AM
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Free/cheap SPICE?

LTSpice
Jony130
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Dec6-13, 10:01 AM
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LTSpice is free and work very good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEGT5dUpdrc

Here you can find all the additional models
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/LTspice/
and here
http://valvolodin.narod.ru/soft/extra.rar
Unpack the archive "extra.rar", using the archive RAR
Copy "extra1.rar" which is installed in the directories are LTspiceIV. Typically, this directory is "C: \ Program Files \ LTC"
Unzip "extra1.rar" which is installed in the directories are LTspiceIV
Finish
rp55
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Dec7-13, 12:13 AM
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This one seems to work easier than any I've found so far:
http://www.falstad.com/circuit/index.html
tfr000
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Dec26-13, 05:29 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up on LTSpice. This thing is pretty slick, and seems to do everything that I want.
http://www.linear.com/designtools/so...VmkAsg#LTspice


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