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spring_iou
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09/02/16 02:11 AM
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I have been asked several times about what is the better choice to get opensource SPICE simulator on Linux? 


Here are my answers. Hope my experience could give you some help.


Here's a screenshot of ngspice on KDE (with one of the graphical addon packages like nutmeg):


 


I have a linux box and I use the second option (rarely, since I'm mostly on my Windows laptop), simply because I'm used to LTSpice.


There is even a FEL spin (Fedora Electronics Lab) that is slightly out of date and has many, many EDA tools bundled into one focused version.


Of course I'm not very professional. If there are something wrong, welcome to communicate with me! I am working in  kynix electronics


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Edited by spring_iou on 09/02/16 02:17 AM.



spring_iou
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09/02/16 02:12 AM
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I have a linux box and I use the second option (rarely, since I'm mostly on my Windows laptop), simply because I'm used to LTSpice.


There are also many others, including some interesting variants like eispice, which claims to be the only open source SPICE that provides native IBIS model support (this may be pretty useful for many high speed digital designers on a limited budget - I will certainly be checking it out). It was aimed at PCB signal integrity simulation initially, but has expanded to include more general purpose features.



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spring_iou
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09/02/16 02:14 AM
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SPICE was developed under, is and always has been UNIX based with most instances of the software also being actively run under Unix. There are very few windows variants in comparison. As a result there is a many different flavors of spice out there and many that are FOSS. gEDA, XSpice etc. A quick search under EDA on freecode (the old Fresh meat repository) shows 16 instances, but not all are free. Another search under source forge shows GNUspice and ngSpice.


There is even a FEL spin (Fedora Electronics Lab) that is slightly out of date and has many, many EDA tools bundled into one focused version.


As far as I know, there isn't something like Proteus for Linux.


If you don't mind using Wine to run Windows applications in Linux and using a closed-source application, LTspice runs perfectly there (this is what I use, usually)


Otherwise, there's ngspice, for which Oli already has pointed to an ngspice GUI.


Sorry.I can't post the article one time. 



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teenujohn
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11/03/16 03:00 AM
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Your answer about the better choice to get open source SPICE simulator on Linux is very effective one. I think the screenshot ngspice on KDE is more understandable than description. I would like to conduct a research study about open source SPICE with help of term paper writing service reviews


 

Edited by teenujohn on 11/03/16 03:04 AM.




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