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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Xanax, Nov 2, 2003.

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  1. Xanax

    Xanax Guest

    Hi all,
    I have MultiSim 2001 Personal.
    I have been told be a few folk that it's not great.

    I'm interested in Simulation RF circuits tank circuits etc..
    Is there a program out there that can do that that is olso with in a Joe
    Bloggs budget???

    Xanax.
     
  2. Henry

    Henry Guest

    Use free LTspice from www.linear.com

    Xanax schrieb in Nachricht ...
     
  3. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I think the consensus here is that Mike Engelhardt's LTSpice is
    certainly the best action for the buck... it's free.

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  4. Hey! Jim Thompson finally admits to the supremacy of LT!
    Oh happy day! :)
     
  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    No I didn't! I said "best action for the buck".

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  6. EIDDO

    EIDDO Guest

    you can download the student version of APLAC, simulator RF circuits.
    www.aplac.com
     
  7. As usual, this is where you dont actually take in *exactly* what was
    said:)

    Bang for the buck means BB = quality/cost.

    A cost = 0, makes BB infinite. It does not make something the best
    quality, as might be inferred by a claim of "supremacy".

    In reality, for many/most projects, the free SuperSpice demo achieves
    similar practical BB as LTSpice. This is because, if you use the
    schematic hierarchy you can actually use 750 components (30 schematic
    blocks * 25 component per block).

    Kevin Aylward

    http://www.anasoft.co.uk
    SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
    Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
    Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
     
  8. See my notes and links to some 60 ECAD programs at
    http://www.terrypin.dial.pipex.com/ECADList.html
    quite a few of which have simulation facilities.

    Terry Pinnell
    Hobbyist, West Sussex, UK
     
  9. Yeah, I know what ol' Jim was getting at; I was just pulling his
    chain. :)
    Seriously, though, the OP was asking about RF-specific simulation, was
    he not? In which case Serenade SV might be worth his while to check
    out. It's fee and whilst I don't have the URL handy, I'm sure a search
    under Serenade SV would bring it up.
     
  10. Xanax

    Xanax Guest

    Thanks for the links,
    LTSpice isn't what I'm after. It doesn't do any UHF RF analysing. I'll check
    out Serenade SV and see what it can do.
    Cheers,
    Xanax.
     
  11. Henry

    Henry Guest

    Yes, if you want a "high-level" simulation then Serenade is surely better
    than LTspice.

    I thought "analysis" means man-made thinking??? Otherwise we can fire all
    the rf engineers... :)

    - Henry

    Xanax schrieb in Nachricht ...
     
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