Spice (Gordon W. Roberts, Adel. S. Sedra)

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Gordon W. Roberts, Adel. S. Sedra, Spice, 1996, ISBN 0-19-510842-6

Most, if not at all, microelectronic circuit design is carried out with the aid of a computer-aided circuit analysis program such as SPICE. SPICE, an acronym for Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis, is considered by many to be the de-facto industrial standard for computer-aided circuit analysis for microelectronic circuits, mainly because it is used by the majority of IC designers in North America. It is reasonable to say that to master electronic circuit design, one must also develop a fair amount of expertise in a circuit analysis program such as SPICE. It is therefore the aim of this text to describe how SPICE is used to analyse microelectronic circuits, and more importantly, outline how SPICE is used in the process of design itself. There is a tendency for new designers of electronic circuits to be overwhelmed by the analysis capability of a circuit analysis program such as SPICE, and ignore the thought-process provided by a hand analysis using simple models for the transistors. This book is intended for electrical and electronic engineering undergraduates taking courses in electronic circuits, circuit analysis and signals and systems, as well as all engineering students using SPICE.

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