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PSpice for TI

Started by JM July 25, 2020
Request the download link here: https://www.ti.com/tool/PSPICE-FOR-TI
On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 21:56:12 +0100, JM <dontreplytothis173@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Request the download link here: https://www.ti.com/tool/PSPICE-FOR-TI
I think they adapted Tina because it starts with TI. LT Spice turned out to be a big deal. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc Science teaches us to doubt. Claude Bernard
On 25/07/2020 22:31, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 21:56:12 +0100, JM <dontreplytothis173@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> Request the download link here: https://www.ti.com/tool/PSPICE-FOR-TI > > I think they adapted Tina because it starts with TI. > > LT Spice turned out to be a big deal. > > >
Yes, Tina was a big mistake. But there's quite a learning curve with Capture/PSpice so I don't think we'll see PSpice netlists posted in this group any time soon. Anyway, Jim Thompson would have approved (maybe not so much with Capture...)
On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 23:23:03 +0100, JM <dontreplytothis173@gmail.com>
wrote:

>On 25/07/2020 22:31, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: >> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 21:56:12 +0100, JM <dontreplytothis173@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> >>> Request the download link here: https://www.ti.com/tool/PSPICE-FOR-TI >> >> I think they adapted Tina because it starts with TI. >> >> LT Spice turned out to be a big deal. >> >> >> > >Yes, Tina was a big mistake. > >But there's quite a learning curve with Capture/PSpice so I don't think >we'll see PSpice netlists posted in this group any time soon.
What I remember of Orcad Capture, admittedly in the DOS days, was how terrible it was. Is it any good now? I found LT Spice pretty easy to learn and use, at least for basic sims of common circuits.
> >Anyway, Jim Thompson would have approved (maybe not so much with Capture...)
He mocked LT Spice. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc Science teaches us to doubt. Claude Bernard
On Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 6:23:08 PM UTC-4, JM wrote:
> On 25/07/2020 22:31, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: > > On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 21:56:12 +0100, JM <dontreplytothis173@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > >> Request the download link here: https://www.ti.com/tool/PSPICE-FOR-TI > > > > I think they adapted Tina because it starts with TI. > > > > LT Spice turned out to be a big deal. > > > > > > > > Yes, Tina was a big mistake. > > But there's quite a learning curve with Capture/PSpice so I don't think > we'll see PSpice netlists posted in this group any time soon. > > Anyway, Jim Thompson would have approved (maybe not so much with Capture...)
Why is Tina a mistake? Is it not a good tool? Any idea what is the difference between Tina and Capture/PSpice? -- Rick C. - Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging - Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 6:40:33 PM UTC-4, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 23:23:03 +0100, JM <dontreplytothis173@gmail.com> > wrote: > > >On 25/07/2020 22:31, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: > >> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 21:56:12 +0100, JM <dontreplytothis173@gmail.com> > >> wrote: > >> > >>> Request the download link here: https://www.ti.com/tool/PSPICE-FOR-TI > >> > >> I think they adapted Tina because it starts with TI. > >> > >> LT Spice turned out to be a big deal. > >> > >> > >> > > > >Yes, Tina was a big mistake. > > > >But there's quite a learning curve with Capture/PSpice so I don't think > >we'll see PSpice netlists posted in this group any time soon. > > What I remember of Orcad Capture, admittedly in the DOS days, was how > terrible it was. Is it any good now? > > I found LT Spice pretty easy to learn and use, at least for basic sims > of common circuits. > > > > >Anyway, Jim Thompson would have approved (maybe not so much with Capture...) > > He mocked LT Spice.
LTspice is easy to run, you click the button. Lots of things relating to importing models and performing more complex analysis can be rather arcane. -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
Am 26.07.20 um 00:40 schrieb jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com:
> > > What I remember of Orcad Capture, admittedly in the DOS days, was how > terrible it was. Is it any good now?
Dos Orcad capture was great. No circuit editor was more efficient than that. We left Orcad when the Windows version came out. A big step backwards. I remember how we pressed Xilinx to provide Orcad libraries and a netlist converter to Xact. And they gave in. Futurenet had no future.
jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 21:56:12 +0100, JM <dontreplytothis173@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> Request the download link here: https://www.ti.com/tool/PSPICE-FOR-TI > > I think they adapted Tina because it starts with TI. > > LT Spice turned out to be a big deal. > > >
It's pretty nice. I expected it to be a lot worse. It'll show various things, like a frequency response curve. I'd like to be able to extract the transfer function from a schematic. Might be a bit much to ask. I've seen... various things, but ( for lack of a better metaphor ), it'd be nice if it'd produce something that could be massaged into a MATLAB tf() .... thing. Dunno what use it is, but there's LiveSpice. So you can enter the schematic of an audio widget and it simulates it in real time against your audio hardware. Stuff like guitar pedals for a start. It all feels like early days for this stuff. -- Les Cargill
On 26/07/20 00:06, Gerhard Hoffmann wrote:
> Am 26.07.20 um 00:40 schrieb jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com: >> >> >> What I remember of Orcad Capture, admittedly in the DOS days, was how >> terrible it was. Is it any good now? > > Dos Orcad capture was great. No circuit editor was more efficient > than that. We left Orcad when the Windows version came out. > A big step backwards. I remember how we pressed Xilinx to > provide Orcad libraries and a netlist converter to Xact. > And they gave in. Futurenet had no future.
DOS Orcad was surprisingly good. I remember discussing keyboard vs mouse entry with someone that was using Mental Graphics stuff. He refused to believe that schematics and PCBs could be easily created without a mouse. After 10 mins watching me use it, he revised his opinion. I may still have a copy somewhere, but not the dongle.
On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 01:06:55 +0200, Gerhard Hoffmann <dk4xp@arcor.de>
wrote:

>Am 26.07.20 um 00:40 schrieb jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com: >> >> >> What I remember of Orcad Capture, admittedly in the DOS days, was how >> terrible it was. Is it any good now? > >Dos Orcad capture was great. No circuit editor was more efficient >than that. We left Orcad when the Windows version came out. >A big step backwards. I remember how we pressed Xilinx to >provide Orcad libraries and a netlist converter to Xact. >And they gave in. Futurenet had no future. >
I thought Orcad was a drawing program that didn't understand circuits. I remember a connection wire ending a couple of pixels away from a pin, a visible connection that didn't actually connect. PADS was a revelation. You couldn't hang a wire segment in space. Connections weren't just line segments. You couldn't end a connection anywhere but on a pin or a t-joint to another wire. It understood. LT Spice will let you draw a visible connection that doesn't connect. And you can scatter arbitrary wire segments anywhere in free space. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc Science teaches us to doubt. Claude Bernard