Spectrum Software
Industrial Strength Simulation




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.




Questions and Answers - Spring 2014


Question: I am using another computer of mine with a parallel port and installed the MC8 software. The system has Windows 7. However, I now get an error message stating "Can't find the NetHASP Server." Any help?

Answer: MC8 will work with Windows 7 but only with the USB key. It will not work with a parallel port key. Your options include upgrading the parallel port key to a USB key or upgrading from MC8 to MC11 and doing a key exchange then.

Question: Is there a Macintosh version of Micro-Cap. If not, is there any way to run Windows Micro-Cap on the Macintosh?

Answer: There is no native version of Micro-Cap for the Mac but you can run the Windows version under several schemes.

The first is Parallels for the Mac. This software provides hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. It lets you run virtually any Windows application on the Mac including Micro-Cap.

Other virtualization products include VMware Fusion and Virtual Box.

Dual Boot:
Apple makes a product called Boot Camp. It provides the most compatibility with Windows software and peripherals, but does not allow you to run Windows and Mac OS X applications at the same time.

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