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SPICE Up your Mechatronic System Simulations



This webinar teaches you how to load, access, and use SPICE-based simulation models in the SystemVision design environment.

Successful board-level system simulation requires models for all design components. Generic device models are often available, but are frequently hard to use and difficult to accurately parameterize. Fortunately, many semiconductor manufacturers supply fully parameterized models for their devices.

SPICE is among the most popular device model formats and is supported by most semiconductor suppliers. But with so many SPICE-based model formats and simulators available, converting a manufacturer’s SPICE model for use with your design tools can be a challenge.

Fortunately, Mentor Graphics’ SystemVision design environment supports several simple techniques for using individual SPICE component models, as well as complete SPICE component libraries, in a simulation. With SystemVision, popular SPICE modeling and simulation capabilities are built-in to a powerful mechatronics system simulation environment.

What You Will Learn

You will learn methods for using models from Mentor Graphics’ 18,000+ SPICE component library, extracting data from a manufacturers’ SPICE parameter file, linking parameters to component symbols in a SystemVision schematic, and simulating a complete SPICE-based design.  Techniques illustrated in the seminar include:

  • Using SPICE components from SystemVision’s built-in library
  • Importing and using standard SPICE models in the SystemVision environment
  • Importing and using PSpice models in the SystemVision environment
  • Mapping imported models to available schematic symbols
  • Setting-up a SPICE design for simulation
  • Analyzing results from a SPICE simulation

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Mike Jensen

Mike Jensen has over 19 years of experience in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry, and has supported and trained engineers worldwide in system simulation and device modeling. He currently works as a Technical Marketing Engineer for Mentor Graphics®, Inc. supporting the SystemVision® simulator product line. Prior to working for Mentor Graphics, Mike held positions in aircraft systems support and lead engineering for the United States Air Force. He holds a BSEE from the University of Utah.

Who Should View

  • Board-level electronics design engineers
  • Engineers and managers involved in analog, digital, or mixed-signal system design
  • Engineers and managers involved in mechatronic system design - particularly in rapid prototyping environments where return on tool investment is critical
  • Engineering managers concerned with improving quality while reducing design-cycle time

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