LTspice World Circuit; free simulation seminar – European dates

August 21, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Arrow Electronics and Linear Technology are jointly presenting a free half-day seminar, designed to educate and inform both advanced and new users of Ltspice, at a series of venues across Europe in September and October.

Dates in September 2014 are; September 1st, Copenhagen; 2nd, Oslo; 3rd; Göteburg; 4th Munich; 8th, Frankfurt; 29th, Zurich; and 30th, Stuttgart. In October the tour moves on to two more dates in ?Germany, and then to the UK and Eire; October 1st, Dortmund; 2nd, Hannover, then Reading, UK on 6th October, Cambridge on 7th October, Edinburgh on 8th October and Dublin on 9th October. The companies flag this as an opportunity to gain the knowledge to successfully simulate circuit designs and predict circuit behaviour for faster more efficient designs.

Attendees will learn the ins and outs of LTspice, as presented by Mike Engelhardt, the author/creator of LTspice. Included will be informative tutorials on how to simulate switch mode power supplies, compute efficiencies and observe power supply start-up behaviour and transient response. Attendees will also be able to utilise LTspice as a general purpose SPICE simulator for AC analysis, DC sweeps, noise analysis and circuit simulations.

Attendees are invited to bring along their unique questions on LTspice and get answers direct from the creator of the software himself. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

Linear Technology's LTspiceIV high performance SPICE simulator features schematic capture and a waveform viewer that has enhancements and models for easing the simulation of switching regulators. Enhancements to SPICE have made simulating switching regulators extremely fast compared to normal SPICE simulators, allowing the user to view waveforms for most switching regulators in just a few minutes. Included in the download are SPICE, Macro Models for 80% of Linear Technology's switching regulators, over 200 op amp models, as well as resistors, transistors and MOSFET models.

Mike Engelhardt is the Manager of Simulation Development at Linear Technology Corporation. Mike has been writing physical simulators since 1975. His first simulators were written for high energy physics labs and instrumentation companies working in charged-particle optics and oil exploration. LTspice is Mike's third electronic circuit simulator and is based in