Unlike most other PC-based simulators intended solely for analog simulation, Spice-It! for Windows includes both analog and event-driven simulation capabilities. It has been carefully developed to aid those professionals in the successful specification, simulation, and ongoing implementation of electronic, electrical, algorithmic, and even mechanical systems.
Containing a full-featured set of graphical design entry and schematic editor tools, the product supports design tasks from idea to system verification. Full Clipboard support allows cut, copy, and paste operations to be performed easily allowing simulation plots to be re-inserted right on your schematic. The package also includes new user-definition capabilities for both code models and data types that allows event-driven simulations to be performed over non-electronic data types. For complete flexibility, all models are provided in source form for user customization. The models are implemented as dynamically-linked libraries allowing users to change both analog and event-driven model definitions at runtime.
The simulation engine at the core of Spice-It! for Windows is fully Spice 3F5 compatible with additional models for discrete components commonly found in electronic circuits. Under event-driven simulations, the engine examines only those circuit elements that are affected by the event for maximum speed. Spice-It! for Windows allows the design engineer functionality beyond simple analog simulation on his workstation. This native mode simulator provides both analog and event-based simulation in the same executable. The base system and the Code Model subsystem allow use of all standard SPICE models, provide a pre-defined collection of the most common analog and digital functions, and provide an extensible base on which to build additional models using model templates and makefiles.