SwitcherCAD, free simulation too from Linear Tech.

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Just a heads up : not sure if anyone know about it, but Linear Technology let you download "SwitcherCAD" that is not just to simulate their parts; it allows you to simulate pretty much anything; from a power supply to PWM, transistors and whatever you like...
It can plot graphs of voltage/power at various points in the circuit just by clicking.

Awesome ! :D

Oh, extra brownie points : it runs great in wine under linux (debian)

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I use it all the time... it is really good. There are no node restrictions, it supports hierarchial blocks and the user group is very helpful.

If you simulate their parts it comes out very close to the actual on-board performance.

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Indeed a very nice program, I use it a lot too. No eye candy but it works very well.

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I use the SPICE which is integrated with the PCB package I use (Pulsonix). It's actually SIMetrix:

http://www.catena.uk.com/

It's very good.

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

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I use LTSpice/SWCAD frequently. It has its quirks but is good. For the price, I'd call it great.

There is a Yahoo group for support. The group site has additional models for parts from other vendors, etc.

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net