Analog Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the Cadence/OrCAD family of Electronic Design Automation software for analog design and simulation. Organized into 22 chapters, each with exercises at the end, it explains how to start Capture and set up the project type and libraries for PSpice simulation. It also covers the use of AC analysis to calculate the frequency and phase response of a circuit and DC analysis to calculate the circuits bias point over a range of values.
The book describes a parametric sweep, which involves sweeping a parameter through a range of values, along with the use of Stimulus Editor to define transient analog and digital sources. It also examines the failure of simulations due to circuit errors and missing or incorrect parameters, and discusses the use of Monte Carlo analysis to estimate the response of a circuit when device model parameters are randomly varied between specified tolerance limits according to a specified statistical distribution. Other chapters focus on the use of worst-case analysis to identify the most critical components that will affect circuit performance, how to add and create PSpice models, and how the frequency-related signal and dispersion losses of transmission lines affect the signal integrity of high-speed signals via the transmission lines.
Practitioners, researchers, and those interested in using the Cadence/OrCAD professional simulation software to design and analyze electronic circuits will find the information, methods, compounds, and experiments described in this book extremely useful.
“This book provides step-by-step guidance to using Capture and PSpice by providing a comprehensive user’s guide and detailed overview of the simulation methods…This book is highly recommended for anyone learning capture and PSpice modeling.” –IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July-August 2013
“This text is recommended for those who want to learn how to model electrical circuits because the reader will quickly learn about the core skills necessary to use this very popular software package and is well worth the price of the book…This book is highly recommended for anyone learning capture and PSpice modeling.” –IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July/August 2013
“…exceptionally easy to follow. It has clear explanations, lots of graphics showing the Capture and PSpice user interfaces, and detailed step-by-step instructions…this 300-page book covers a lot of ground! It also has something for just about everybody, novice and expert alike.” –Cadence.com, February 2013
“This is a great introduction to a complex subject…” –EDN.com, February 2013
“In the EDA sector, there are a lot of books about research and new techniques, or how to learn and use new languages, but there are not many how-to, practical books that enable you to come up to speed with a tool. The book has divided the problem into many parts and each is tackled at a reasonable pace…This is a great introduction to a complex subject…I highly recommend it for anyone looking at this subject for the first time.” –EDN.com
The practical guide to using Capture-PSpice to learn both circuit design and simulation. Gets readers up and running quickly and efficiently with this industry standard software
About the Author
His primary research interest is in the use of Functional Electrical Simulation (FES) for the restoration of bladder function and restoration of gait in stroke and spinal cord injured patients. His research focuses on the design and development of implantable medical systems. His recent book ‘Analogue Design and Simulation using OrCAD Capture and PSpice’, also published by Elsevier, has sold worldwide to highly acclaimed reviews in numerous prestigious electronic engineering journals such as EDN and Electronic Times and is officially endorsed by Cadence Design Systems.
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