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# Spice

About: Spice is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 3966 publications have been published within this topic receiving 40204 citations. The topic is also known as: spices.

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TL;DR: It is shown that the hitherto published approaches to the modeling of boundary conditions need not conform with the requirements for the behavior of a practical circuit element, and the described SPICE model of the memristor is constructed as an open model, enabling additional modifications of non-linear boundary conditions.

Abstract: A mathematical model of the prototype of memristor, manufactured in 2008 in Hewlett-Packard Labs, is described in the paper. It is shown that the hitherto published approaches to the modeling of boundary conditions need not conform with the requirements for the behavior of a practical circuit element. The described SPICE model of the memristor is thus constructed as an open model, enabling additional modifications of non-linear boundary conditions. Its functionality is illustrated on computer simulations.

1,025 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a GaAs FET model suitable for SPICE circuit simulations is developed, where the dc equations are accurate to about 1 percent of the maximum drain current, and a simple interpolation formula for drain current as a function of gate-to-source voltage connects the square-law behavior just above pinchoff and the square root law for larger values of the drain current.

Abstract: We have developed a GaAs FET model suitable for SPICE Circuit simulations. The dc equations are accurate to about 1 percent of the maximum drain current. A simple but accurate interpolation formula for drain current as a function of gate-to-source voltage connects the square-law behavior just above pinchoff and the square-root law for larger values of the drain current. The ac equations, with charge-storage elements, describe the variation of the gate-to-source and gate-to-drain capacitances as the drain-to-source voltage approaches zero and when this voltage becomes negative. Under normal operating conditions the gate-to-source capacitance is much larger than the gate-to-drain capacitance. At zero drain-to-source voltage both capacitances are about equal. For negative drain-to-source voltages the original source acts like a drain and vice versa. Consequently the normally large gate-to-source capacitance becomes small and acts like a gate-to-drain capacitance. In order to model these effect it is necessary to realize that, contrary to conventional SPICE usage, there are no separate gate-to-source and gate-to-drain charges, but that there is only one gate Charge which is a function of gate-to-source and gate-to-drain voltages. The present treatment Of these capacitances permits simulations-in which the drain-to-source voltage reverses polarity, as occurs in pass-gate circuits.

520 citations

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TL;DR: This paper presents a novel SParse Iterative Covariance-based Estimation approach, abbreviated as SPICE, to array processing, obtained by the minimization of a covariance matrix fitting criterion and is particularly useful in many- snapshot cases but can be used even in single-snapshot situations.

Abstract: This paper presents a novel SParse Iterative Covariance-based Estimation approach, abbreviated as SPICE, to array processing. The proposed approach is obtained by the minimization of a covariance matrix fitting criterion and is particularly useful in many-snapshot cases but can be used even in single-snapshot situations. SPICE has several unique features not shared by other sparse estimation methods: it has a simple and sound statistical foundation, it takes account of the noise in the data in a natural manner, it does not require the user to make any difficult selection of hyperparameters, and yet it has global convergence properties.

473 citations

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TL;DR: The DELIGHT.SPICE tool, a union of the DELIGHT interactive optimization-based computer-aided-design system and the SPICE circuit analysis program, is presented, yielding substantial improvement in circuit performance.

Abstract: DELIGHT.SPICE is the union of the DELIGHT interactive optimization-based computer-aided-design system and the SPICE circuit analysis program. With the DELIGHT.SPICE tool, circuit designers can take advantage of recent powerful optimization algorithms and a methodology that emphasizes designer intuition and man-machine interaction. Designer and computer are complementary in adjusting parameters of electronic circuits automatically to improve their performance criteria and to study complex tradeoffs between multiple competing objectives, while simultaneously satisfying multiple-constraint specifications. The optimization runs much more efficiently than previously because the SPICE program used has been enhanced to perform DC, AC, and transient sensitivity computation. Industrial analog and digital circuits have been redesigned using this tool, yielding substantial improvement in circuit performance. >

367 citations