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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.

 

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I need to use a triangle input waveform for my circuit, but I don't see one available in the Component list. How do I create one?

 

A triangle waveform, along with sawtooth, ramp, step, and impulse waveforms, can all be created through the Pulse capability of the Voltage Source component. The Pulse has seven parameters:

V1 - Initial voltage value
V2 - Pulsed voltage value
TD - Time delay value
TR - Rise time value
TF - Fall time value
PW - Pulse width value
PER - Period value

Triangle - For a triangle waveform, set V1 and V2 to the low and high voltages of the waveform. Set TD and PW to 0. TR and TF should be set to the rise and fall times of the triangle waveform. PER should be equal to TR + TF.

Sawtooth - For a sawtooth waveform, set V1 and V2 to the low and high voltages of the waveform. Set TD and PW to 0. TR should be set to the rise time of the sawtooth waveform. TF should be set to a small value in comparison to TR so that the falling transition is very quick but nonzero. PER should be equal to TR + TF.

Ramp - For a ramp waveform, set V1 and V2 to the initial and final voltages of the waveform. Set TD to 0. TR should be set to the simulation time that is to be used in transient analysis. Set PER to a value greater than the simulation time. The TF and PW values are not relevant to the ramp waveform.

Step - For a step waveform, set V1 and V2 to the initial and stepped voltages of the waveform. Set TD to the delay time before the step occurs. TR should be set to a small value in comparison to the simulation time so that there is a quick transition from V1 to V2. Set PW and PER to values greater than the simulation time so that the voltage stays at the V2 value for the rest of the simulation. The TF value is not relevant to the step waveform.

Impulse - For an impulse waveform, set V1 to 0. Set V2 to the impulse voltage. Set TD to the delay time before the impulse occurs. PW should be equal to 1/V2. TR and TF should be set to small values in comparison to PW so that the impulse has quick rise and fall transitions. PER should be greater than the simulation time so that the impulse only occurs once during the run.

If a current waveform is needed, the above information also applies to the Pulse capability of the Current Source component.

 

 

 

 

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