Posted on Feb 15, 2014
Injecting random noise into your circuit in PSpice has typically been a challenging task due to the additional PWL source needed and the creation and configuration of that source’s file for transient simulations. In the latest release of PSpice (16.6 hotfix 022), PSpice now supports a variety of Randomization functions to make this and some other situations a whole lot easier.
Posted on Jan 24, 2014
PSpice comes with 10’s of thousands of library parts from many different vendors and regions. The sheer volume of parts that you are presented with can make it hard to find the kind of part that you’re looking for. If you know the exact number of the part you’re looking for that certainly makes it easier, but what if you just want to find something more generic without knowing the exact part number?
Posted on Dec 19, 2013
Most SPICE simulators are really good at simulating circuits and showing you what the outputs will be but, on their own, they don’t do anything to bring attention to components that may be stressed or overloaded.
Posted on Nov 27, 2013
One of the biggest annoyances in any SPICE-based simulator occurs when you run a simulation and receive back a convergence error with loads of node voltages and currents to sift through and figure out where it all went wrong. It stops your simulation dead in its tracks and requires you to loosen the tolerances in the simulation in order to continue on.
Posted on Oct 23, 2013
Graphing the Open Loop Gain of a circuit can be a challenging and time consuming task in PSpice because of a few difficulties with the tool that have been overcome in the latest hotfix (V16.6 S017).
Posted on Oct 7, 2013
PSpice 16.6 now provides IBIS model simulation capability. This often requested feature supports: SPICE circuit generation for all IBIS versions, Support for V-T curves, Analog simulation of XNets (use Advanced Analysis tools for smoke analysis on bypass components).
Posted on Sep 30, 2013
Getting your circuit to give the results that you want can sometimes be a very difficult task. If you have specific behaviors that you would like your circuit to adhere to or if you have a set of data points that you’d like your output to match exactly, it can be challenging and time consuming to tune your circuit to meet those requirements. The Optimizer tool in PSpice Advanced Analysis makes quick work of these types of problems by using its solving engine to get right to the results that you need.
Posted on May 13, 2013
Just a brief blog today to make sure you were aware that PSpice 16.6 now provides 64-bit data precision by default. This ensures a higher precision compared to the 32-bit data. For example, when a very small amplitude voltage is superimposed on a large voltage, the resulting voltage loses its resolution, displaying staircase waveforms. With 64-bit precision, for the same signal, a perfect ramp waveform is displayed.
Posted on May 12, 2013
Make Inductors, Zeners and Sources easily with the new PSpice Modeling Apps. If you have PSpice v16.6 with ISR 006 (Interim Service Release) or higher, you have all that is needed to run the new PSpice Modeling Apps available for free from Cadence on the OrCAD Marketplace.
Posted on Apr 9, 2013
In previous versions of PSpice, example files could take a little bit of digging around to find. Now in 16.6, a new utility has been introduced to help new users learn about some simple circuits and easily pull up working examples.