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use of a circuit simulator is more and more necessary in teaching
electrical engineering or power electronics. This technique makes
it possible to obtain results when the hardware is missing.
Simulation being widely used in the industry it is thus necessary
to initiate our students to this technique.
many simulation softwares on the market, Pspice has various
- It is based on the industrial
standard Spice and thus gives access to vast libraries of models
developed by manufacturers.
- Pspice is a very popular software
- It is quite easy to learn for our students.
professional version of Pspice is far too expensive for most of
us. But fortunately there is the demo version which is completely
free and easily obtainable.
demo version is always limited, of course, but here the limit is
only in the number of connections which one can simulate. All the
other features are available.
We have been using Pspice in
electrical engineering courses for three years. For this purpose
we developed a library of especially adapted parts. We thus
managed to take into account all the aspects of an
electromechanical system: power electronics, mechanics,
regulation, with only one software. Moreover a free software!
object of this paper is to demonstrate this whith a classic
example : the speed control of a DC motor.
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for OrCad release 9 users
Since OrCad bought Microsim, Pspice is
included in Orcad's EDA suite : OrCad
Orcad's french distributor site is full
of useful stuff about Pspice : Als
The french Pspice Users Club (many
papers are in english) : Le
Club Utilisateurs Pspice
is dedicated to Switch Mode Power Supplies designers, using
PSpice simulation examples
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