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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

 

This section is designed to highlight one or two features per issue that may be overlooked because they are not made visually obvious with a toolbar button.

Analysis Plot Title Variables
The Analysis Properties dialog box contains a Title field in its Plot page that lets a user define the title of the analysis plot. Typically, the Auto checkbox is enabled and Micro-Cap automatically creates the title from the circuit name and the analysis run details. When the Auto checkbox is disabled, the user has complete control of the analysis title. Micro-Cap contains some generic variables that give the user greater flexibility in defining a title. They are as follows:

$MCCASE - This prints the number of the Monte Carlo case that is currently running or that the cursor is on.
$CASE - This prints the Monte Carlo case that is currently running in the format: 'Case=#'.
$TEMPLOW - This prints the value of the lowest temperature.
$TEMPHIGH - This prints the value of the highest temperature.
$TEMPCURRENT - This prints the temperature of the analysis that is currently running or that the cursor is on.
$TEMPERATURE - This prints the temperature range in the format 'Temperature=" or "Temperature=....".
$STEPLOW# - This prints the low value of the specified number parameter. For example, $STEPLOW1 will print the low for parameter 1.
$STEPHIGH# - This prints the high value of the specified number parameter. For example, $STEPHIGH2 will print the high for parameter 2.
$STEPCURRENT# - This prints the value of the specified number parameter that is currently running or that the cursor is on.
$STEPNAME# - This prints the name of the specified number parameter. For example, $STEPNAME1 will print the name of parameter 1.
$STEPPING# - This prints the range of the specified number parameter. For example if parameter one is a resistor named R1 being stepped from 50 to 100. $STEPPING1 will print 'R1=50..100'.
$STEPPING - This prints the name and range of all parameters being stepped.

You can also use .define statements in the title. For example, if you have a statement in the schematic such as:

.define Title My Circuit

you can reference this in the title field by stating '$Title$'.

Many of the variables from the title block of the schematic are also available such as: $MC, $DATE, $TIME, $USER, $COMPANY, $NAME, and $NAMEEXT.
 
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