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Hey guys I am using some simulation tools and wondering what is an electrical net?
google didnt help:D
google didnt help:D
tdotengineer said:Hey guys I am using some simulation tools and wondering what is an electrical net?
google didnt help:D
well I am using Ansoft SIwave simulation tool, on a graphics board, bunch of traces, vias etc.berkeman said:I'm guessing just a node which connects components. Like in OrCAD schematics, a Net Name names a wire that connects components together. Is that what you mean?
Otherwise I suppose it could refer to a mesh of connections, but that seems less likely. Can you give some examples of where you have seen the term?
tdotengineer said:well I am using Ansoft SIwave simulation tool, on a graphics board, bunch of traces, vias etc.
so a net is basically the set of points at the same voltage i assume?
EDIT- and thanks for the help!
An electrical net is a virtual representation of an electrical circuit or system. It is commonly used in simulation tools to visualize and analyze the behavior of electrical components and their interactions with each other.
An electrical net is a mathematical model of a physical circuit, which allows for easier analysis and manipulation of circuit parameters. It is not bound by physical constraints and can be modified and tested without needing physical hardware.
Using an electrical net in simulation tools allows for faster and more accurate analysis of circuit behavior. It also eliminates the need for physical prototyping, saving time and resources. Additionally, it allows for easy modification and optimization of circuit designs.
Simulation tools use mathematical algorithms to calculate the behavior of electrical nets based on the input parameters. These tools can simulate the behavior of complex circuits and provide valuable insights into their performance.
While simulation tools can provide a close approximation of real-world behavior, they are not always 100% accurate. Factors such as component tolerances, environmental conditions, and other external influences may impact the accuracy of simulations. It is important to validate simulations with physical testing for accurate results.