Spectrum Software has released Micro-Cap 11, the eleventh generation of our
SPICE circuit simulator.
For users of previous Micro-Cap versions, check out the
new features available in the latest version. For those of you who are
new to Micro-Cap, take our
features tour to see what Micro-Cap has to offer.
Integrated schematic editor and simulator
The multi-page hierarchical schematic editor makes it easy to sketch a circuit.
Once a circuit is created, you can do a transient, AC, DC, transfer function,
sensitivity, or distortion with a simple command. You can even edit the schematic
while in the analysis mode and Micro-Cap will redo the analysis. The editor features stepping,
scaling, panning, multiple-object selection, rotation about three axes, mirroring,
clipboard functions, and multistage undo and redo. You can copy and paste between
circuits using the clipboard. An intelligent Copy and Paste not only pastes parts,
but their companion model statements, subcircuits, and macros as well. Components and
wires can be assigned colors individually. The schematic may be documented using text,
graphic objects, and image files. You can probe the schematic with the mouse to display
circuit waveforms and curves, or use Dynamic DC to see DC voltages, currents, and power
instantaneously. Dynamic AC lets you see AC magnitudes, phases, and real and imaginary
values as you edit the circuit. For transient analysis, you can now see on-schematic
displays of the RMS, average, peak, or last value of node voltages, currents, and power.
Circuits can be password protected, mainly to encrypt macro circuit files. Such files can
be accessed by another user, but they won't be able to view the macro circuit details
without knowing the password.
A schematic may be translated into a SPICE text file, a SPICE subcircuit, a PCB netlist file,
or a Bill of Material for use with other programs.