The Spice Page

SPICE is a general-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analyses. Circuits may contain resistors, capacitors, inductors, mutual inductors, independent voltage and current sources, four types of dependent sources, lossless and lossy transmission lines (two separate implementations), switches, uniform distributed RC lines, and the five most common semiconductor devices: diodes, BJTs, JFETs, MESFETs, and MOSFETs. SPICE originates from the EECS Department of the University of California at Berkeley.

This page provides manual pages, a user guide, and example runs for the Spice3f version of the program.

User manuals

spice3  - The simulator itself
nutmeg - The interactive user interface
ext2spice - The link between extracted layout and the simulator

Interactive User Guide

The user guide provides an extensive overview of the programs functions, analysis modes, elements, and interface.
circuit description
analysis modes
circuit elements
interactive user interface

Example Circuits

Some example SPICE decks 

Where to Find SPICE

A wide variety of versions of SPICE are available from the design automation industry and from academia. A good overview of the available options is presented in this design tool corner.


The following persons contributed to the development of these documents:
T. Quarles, D. Pederson, R. Newton, A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, and Christopher Wayne.

The web page was developed and is maintained by Jan M. Rabaey.