MacSpice
MacSpice 2.10.33
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MacSpice is an electronic circuit simulator. Circuit simulation is a way of building and testing virtual models of electronic devices. It is usually cheaper and quicker to simulate a design than to build a prototype. MacSpice, like most circuit simulators, requires a text-file description of the circuit as input. This netlist is a list of components and the nodes they connect to. Users may prepare netlists with a text editor, or derive them from a circuit diagram using a third-party schematic-capture application. MacSpice then builds a numerical model of the circuit and analyses this.
What's New
Version 2.10.33:

Enhancements:
  • New 'assert condition' command to abort script execution unless the condition is true.
  • New qualifiers for 'end' statements have been implemented: 'end if', 'end while', etc.. These reduce the likelihood of programming errors by checking that blocks in scripts are well-formed.
  • Expression evaluation errors in scripts now include line location information.
  • The console window now moves behind all open graph windows when any one of these is selected. Graphs can now be reviewed and closed using command-W without needing mouse-clicks.
  • New warnings/errors, including for:
    • attempts to transpose a scalar or one-dimensional vector;
    • 'let x = y' when the dimensions of x and y differ;
    • calling maximum(), minimum() or sortorder() with complex arguments.
Bugs fixed:
  • Scripts with redirected input/output can now be interrupted with command-. or ctl-C.
  • Functions maximum(), minimum() and sortorder() fixed to reject complex arguments.
  • Stride error fixed in hash() on PPC architectures.
  • Fixed hash() command for vectors on PPC processors.
  • Eliminated initial (pointless) evaluation of 'dowhile' condition.
  • The 'interpolate()' function now handles array arguments and creates vectors that don't trigger 'inconsistent dimensions' warnings.
  • Fix redirection so '> foo' does not redirect stderr to foo, but '>& foo' does. [Build 269]
Version 2.10.33:

Enhancements:
  • New 'assert condition' command to abort script execution unless the condition is true.
  • New qualifiers for 'end' statements have been implemented: 'end if', 'end while', etc.. These reduce the likelihood of programming errors by checking that blocks in scripts are well-formed.
  • Expression evaluation errors in more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4.11 or later



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Myschizobuddy commented on 28 Nov 2011
please merge with Solve Elec
[Version 2.10.29]

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wesles24 replied on 23 Jan 2012
I can download the app, but can anyone tell me why that when I open it, it just opens a page of code?
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+88
Iliketrash commented on 02 Sep 2010
A huge, huge thanks to Mr. Williams for his continuing work in developing, documenting, improving, and supporting Spice on the Mac.
[Version 2.10.26]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Dec 2003
This is the best program out there for you engineering majors. The alternative--get the emulator VPC 6.0 and a cup of coffee, then wait for your simulations to run.
[Version 3f5 R6]


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Leslie Titze rated on 28 Nov 2011

[Version 2.10.29]



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Leslie Titze rated on 02 Jan 2011

[Version 2.10.27]


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Date:21 May 2013
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MacSpice is an electronic circuit simulator. Circuit simulation is a way of building and testing virtual models of electronic devices. It is usually cheaper and quicker to simulate a design than to build a prototype. MacSpice, like most circuit simulators, requires a text-file description of the circuit as input. This netlist is a list of components and the nodes they connect to. Users may prepare netlists with a text editor, or derive them from a circuit diagram using a third-party schematic-capture application. MacSpice then builds a numerical model of the circuit and analyses this.

A command interpreter (shell) is used to specify the types of analyses that are required and how the results should be processed, saved or displayed. The high quality of the MacSpice command interpreter makes the automation of tasks straightforward.

MacSpice has native support for both PowerPC and Intel architecture Apple Mac computers. It is derived from, and compatible with, Berkeley Spice 3f5. MacSpice incorporates many improvements to Spice 3f5 - from simple bug-fixes to entirely new commands, algorithms and solution strategies. For example: the memory leaks that affected Spice 3f4 have been cured; new algorithms have been developed to facilitate the simulation of large circuits, and to reduce simulation time; MacSpice provides a robust multi-parameter optimizer and facilities for inter-process communication with other applications.


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