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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jim Thompson, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    An HSpice to PSpice CMOS Library Converter has been added to the Tool
    page of my website. (Courtesy of Brian Hirasuna of the Cadence PSpice
    Support Team.)

    ...Jim Thompson
  2. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    they threw you a bone to draw your attention away from those bug reports
    you submitted?


  3. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    No, no, Brian (and Charlie) are neat guys... the villain is Cadence,
    the cretin corporation.

    ...Jim Thompson
  4. Did you see their CEO Bingham(?) on CNBC Squawk Box this morning?

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I watch FOX (actually listen, the set is *behind* me) all day long so
    I missed the CNBC thingy. Please elaborate.

    ...Jim Thompson
  6. Oh, the interviewer (Mark Haines) had no idea what EDA software was,
    and the CEO pretty much left a mushy impression that it had a lot to
    do with manufacturing cell phones and PDAs. I really didn't hear words
    from the CEO that indicated a crisp focus on anything.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  7. Greg Pierce

    Greg Pierce Guest

    I miss my beloved HSpice.. maybe the next time I decide to buy a new
    car I will instead spend the cash on a single-seat license. ;-)
  8. Why spend anything at all? LT Spice is a great simulator and it's
  9. Active8

    Active8 Guest

    i wouldn't expect much from a big company CEO. except rising stock
    values. how some CEOs manage that without having strong product knowlege
    can only be explained by underlings who do know what's up.

  10. Greg Pierce

    Greg Pierce Guest

    That being the case, ask Jim why he pays for a seat of Pspice, including
    the yearly maintenence fees - there IS a reason.
  11. Jim's very set in his ways, having used PS for some 80 years now, plus
    ISTR he doesn't have much regard for Mike Engleheart for some
    inexplicable reason. ;-)
  12. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Not so. I've only used PSpice for about 17 years. Sheeeesh! My
    father is only 85 ;-)

    I like PSpice (at least with Schematics as a front-end) because it is
    butt-easy to use, is reliable, and has the industry-standard
    back-end... Probe.

    Drop by sometime and I'll show you what a *real* simulator is like.

    My beef with Mikey is not with LTSpice, but his incessant Kevin-like
    harping about the bugs in PSpice... like that will improve his seat
    count ?:)

    ...Jim Thompson
  13. My apologies. :)
    Which does what, exactly? You can drop something that looks rather
    like a probe onto nodes in LT and examine currents and voltages
    present. Isn't that the same thing?
    Well, that's mighty neighbourly of you, Jim. However, as an English
    chap I expect certain standards as your guest. A properly-made cup of
    tea, for example (tea-pot, loose-leaf tea, semi-skimmed milk and a
    digestive biscuit). And that's before I get stuck into your legendary
    wine cellar... :)
    The comparison with Kev is a little unkind, Jim. I'm sure Mike can at
    least be reasoned with. ;->
  14. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Ease of use.
    What's tea? Oh, yes, that stuff you get in Chinese restaurants ;-)

    Actually we have several varieties of loose tea in the pantry... the
    wife drinks it on occasion. I drink coffee (black), wine and an
    occasional Drambuie, Sambuca or Jack Daniels.

    ...Jim Thompson
  15. Jim,
    Yes, I've noticed you feel threatened whenever I identify a bug in
    PSpice, but not when someone else does, as if you feel threatened
    at the possibility that you've bet at the wrong horse. Perhaps you
    feel you can't join the LTspice crowd without looking stupid because
    you've bet against it.

    I've had a weak beef with you(but it always dies away pretty quickly)
    because I've felt that you are unjustly insultive to me. For example,
    you've accused me of not knowing how to even run PSpice, but it's you
    that has had trouble. For example, you sent a bench mark of an Xtal
    oscillator circuit to various SPICE people. LTspice immediately
    showed the correct solution that it has a 300MHz spurious oscillation.
    PSpice showed it faithfully oscillating at the XTal's 14MHz. While it
    was possible to cause LTspice to do the same simulation(except 3x
    faster) by setting the integration mode to Gear, it was extremely
    difficult to get the correct answer out of PSpice. I had to show
    youhow to run PSpice buy showing you how to watch the solution converge
    to the correct anser as the maximum allowed timestep was reduced. But,
    I don't harbor a resent toward you even though you've twice accussed me
    in this public forum that I don't know how to run PSpice, a patently
    stupid statement.
    Jim, I'd never accuse you of being a socialist, in fact, you'd
    probably be an OK guy if you weren't so darn liberal. But where is
    your entrepreneurial spirit. Why would seat count interest me when
    it's a free simulator? If I thought selling licenses was the
    best means to develop the best SPICE program in the most
    profitable manner, then I'd run the biggest EDA/software company
    and do that.

  16. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Now *that's* a first. I've never been called a liberal before ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  17. Greg Pierce

    Greg Pierce Guest

    A real simulator? I didn't know you own a seat of HSPICE ;-)
    I personally haven't used LTSpice for one simple reason - Linear Tech
    hasn't ported it to Linux. They could at least port their SPICE engine;
    that shouldn't be difficult at all, unless it is hopelessly intertwined
    with their GUI (which would be a hopelessly stupid mistake on their
    part). A command-line driven engine for Linux would be perfectly fine
    as far as I am concerned.
  18. Mark Jones

    Mark Jones Guest

    I've seen some very strange things with the proteus VSM simulator I use.
    Besides the (all-too-frequent) convergence problems, I've noticed that zener
    diodes do not like to bias like they should, and diode drop is not correct
    for the various types of bipolar devices. I'm not sure if it is just an
    issue with the stock library or a fault of the simulator (it says it is
    based from the Berkeley 3F5 core, which you'd think should be pretty
    good...) :)
  19. ROTL!

    Mike, in the US "liberal" means "communist."

    Jim, in Europe, "liberal" means "fascist."

    (Oh, both meanings above as used by opponents of the respective ideologies;
    people who would describe themselves as "liberal" in the US would be describing
    themselves as "left-wing" in Europe and be opposed to "liberals" and



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  20. Cant say I agree with this in the slightest. The "Liberal" party in the
    UK is neither, and I have never associated that word with anything like
    the negatives that you suggest here.

    Cambridge online dictionary.
    liberal (POLITICS) [Show phonetics]
    (of a political party or a country) believing in or allowing more
    personal freedom and a development towards a fairer sharing of wealth
    and power within society

    liberal (GENEROUS) [Show phonetics]
    adjective FORMAL
    giving or given in a generous way:
    He was very liberal with the wine.

    liberal (SOCIETY) [Show phonetics]
    respecting and allowing many different types of beliefs or behaviour:
    a liberal society/attitude

    Kevin Aylward
    SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
    Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
    Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
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