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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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Easily Overlooked Features - Fall 2013

 

This section is designed to highlight one or two features per issue that may be overlooked among the many capabilities of Micro-Cap.

One feature that often gets missed is the Find Component command. It can be found on the Component menu or invoked with CTRL+Shift+F. It is used to search the Component library for any text including the component name. Its dialog box looks like this:

Find Component dialog box

Sometimes you only know part of the name of function that you want. Simply select the All option and the command searches for any instance of the text in any field, not just the part name. This can be useful for finding parts that meet some criteria like Regulator.

Typing a part of the name will show all instances that start with the specified letters. For example, typing in LT3 shows LT318, LT318A, LT318A_LT, and LT31858. This is often useful in finding similar parts.

 
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