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Simulating sawtooth and triangular waveforms

simulate sawtooth and triangular waveforms in LTSPICE using a PULSE source

  1. Harald Kapp
    It is not obvious but LTSPICE supports triangular or sawtooth periodic waveforms, too.
    Of course, one could always resort to a PWL statement, but this gets tedious as the number of cycles increases.
    Instead, use a pulsed source (voltage or current) with rise times and fall times set to create the desired triangular or sawtooth waveforms.

    • Triangular waveform example:
    PULSE(0 1 0 0.5 0.5 0 1) -> triangle from 0 V to 1 V, rise time = 1 s, fall time = 1 s

    • Sawtooth waveform:
    PULSE(0 1 0 1 0 0 1) -> sawtooth from 0 V to 1 V, rise time = 1 s, fall time = 0 s

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    Figure 1-1 Triangular and sawtooth waveforms

    Source: LTSPICE solutions


    SPICE help topics to look at: voltage source, V., current source, I.

    Harald Kapp, 2016-06-10
    FuZZ1L0G1C, hevans1944 and Ian like this.
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