Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Comparison between EDWinXP, PSpice, Proteus and Multi Sim


Comparison between EDWinXP, PSpice, Proteus and Multi Sim

Characteristics
EDWinXP
PSpice/ OrCAD
Proteus
Multi Sim
Version
1.90

7.7
   11
SPICE
DC Operating point
Available •
Available •
Available •
Available •
DC Parameter Sweep
Available •
Available •
Available •
Available •
Temperature Sweep
Available in Mixed Mode Simulator – Part of DC Sweep Analysis
Available •
Not Available
Available •
Transient
Available •
Available •
Not Available
Available •
Fourier
Available •
Not Available •
Available •
Available •
Parameterized transient sweep
Available – Present in Transient Analysis in Mixed Mode Simulator
Available •
Not Available
Available •
AC Analysis (frequency sweep)
Available •
Available •
Not Available
Available •
Parameterized AC Sweep
Not Available
Available •
Available •
Available •
Pole Zero
Available – In EDSpice Simulator
Not Available •
Not Available •
Available •
Transfer function
Available – In EDSpice Simulator
Available •
Available •
Available •
AC Sensitivity
Available •
Not Available •
Not Available •
Available •
DC Sensitivity
Available •
Not Available •
Not Available •
Available •
Distortion
Available •
Not Available •
Available •
Available •
Noise
Available •
Not Available •
Available •
Available •
DC Operating Point Monte Carlo
Available – In Mixed Mode Simulator
Not Available •
Not Available •
Available •
DC Sweep Monte Carlo
Available
Available •
Not Available •
Available •
AC Monte Carlo
Available
Available •
Not Available •
Available •
Transient Monte Carlo
Available
Available •
Not Available •
Available •
Worst Case
Not Available
Available •
Not Available •
Available •
RF Analysis
Available •

Available
Available
Simulation Options
Available •
Available •
Available •
Available •
Circuit File Editor
Available •
Not Available •
Not Available
Available •
Truth table to diagram converter
Available •
Not Available •
Not Available •
Available •
VHDL to diagram converter
Available •
Not Available •
Not Available
Available •
Digital Logic Simulation
Fully interactive, free running digital logic simulation.
Available – Oscilloscope function the free running simulation for digital circuits

Available •
Available •

Digital probe tool
Available – In MMS/ EDS -> Tools -> Instruments -> Instant Probes
Available
Available
Available •
Wire Value Coloring
   Available

Not Available
Available •
Variable simulation speed
Available – Any speed of simulation can be provided
Available
Available
Available •
Single step feature
Available

Available
Available •
Run from test vector
Not Available

Not Available
Not Available
View unlimited waveforms in a separate timing diagram
Not limited to a value

Available
Available
Programmable device in truth table format, espresso format, or state equations
Available – Truth table to diagram converter is Available

Not Available
Available
Save simulation into a test vector
Available – Simulation results can be saved as waveform

Not Available
Available
Set propagation delays globally to maximum, minimum, or typical
Available – Propogation delays can be set as required for a gate

Available
Available
Calculate power dissipation in digital mode for entire circuit
Not Available

Not Available
Not Available
Devices
# parts/ Models
27,000+
Less than 1000
    10000
15000+
# symbols
1500+

1000+
1000+
Import any standard SPICE library
Available

Available
Available
Devices may be selected by category
Available

Available
Available
Devices may be selected by manufacturer
Available

Available
Available
Devices may be selected by keyword
Available

Available
Available
Part Search using wildcards
Available – Part Search can be used by Library Browser

Not Available
Not Available
Repeat placement of device
Available – in Schematic and Layout, the components can be repeated

• Available
Available
Rotation of devices in 90 degree increments
Available

• Available
Available
Auto or manual designation of devices
Available

• Available
Available
Support for BSIM & MOS 6 models
Available – Supported in EDSpice Simulator

Not Available
Not Available
Create part from circuit and store to parts database
Available – Circuits can be stored as subcircuits

Available
Not Available
Symbol editor
Available – Part of Library Editor

Available
Available
Store modified models, symbols, or complete parts to database
Available – All models can be stored

Available
Available
Wiring
Manual wire routing
Available •

Available •
Available •
Wire angle
90/any

90/any
90/any
Reposition any wire with click and drag
Available •

Available
Available
Wire "rubberbands" with device movement
Available •

Available •
Available
Bus wires may contain any number of independently numbered wires
Available – Any number of wires can be drawn to a bus

Available •
Available
Markers can be used to create virtual wire connections
Available – Virtual wire

Available •
Available
Additional Capabilities
Import SPICE netlist for simulation
Available •

Available •
Available •
Export to PCB programs
Available •

Available •
Available •
Export circuits & waveforms as graphics
Available •


Available •
Generate SPICE 3 netlist
Available •


Available •
Print Scaling, Fit to page
Available •

Available •
Available •
Undo/Redo
Yes/ 10- 30 depending upon the editors undo/redo

Available •
Available •
Cost
Low

Very high




High


High
Sufficient tools to complete electronic Design
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Price Performance ratio
Very High
High
High
High
Years of experience
27
24
20
34
Technical Support
Technical and Library Creation Support Services are included with the package
First year is provided with the package after which Maintenance cost has to be paid.
Post-sales support is available free for the life of the product, by telephone, facsimile, e-mail or letter.
Post-sales support is available
Library Creation Service
Free Library Creation Service
No Library Creation services
No Library Creation services
No Library Creation services
Simulation Model creation Service
Simulation models provided on request
No Simulation services
No Simulation services
No Simulation services
International Presence
All over the world

All over the world
All over the world
All over the world
Local presence (in Kerala)
Yes
No
No
No
Project Integration
Total automatic integration
Not applicable – modules are to be purchased separately
Not applicable – modules are to be purchased separately
Total automatic integration
Front Annotation
Yes, fully automatic
Yes but manual
Yes
Yes, fully automatic
Back annotation
Yes, fully automatic
Yes but manual
Yes but manual
Yes, fully automatic
Part information
Both Schematic and Layout information alongwith Thermal and simulation data
Only Schematic Information
Both Schematic and Layout information
Both Schematic and Layout information alongwith Thermal and simulation data
Attaching footprint
Automatic
Manual

Automatic
Library Browser – tool for fine searching
Yes
No separate tool for searching for components
Yes
Yes
Wildcard search
Yes
No
No
Yes
Field specific search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Find aliases (parts using same symbol /
packages)
Yes
No
No
Yes
Library Explorer – tool to graphically view libraries on hard disk
Yes
No separate tool
No separate tool
Yes
Autorouter
Arizona

Specctra

Autorouter available
Simulators
EDSpice – XSPICE based simulator
PSPICE – Industry standard
PROSPICE
XSPICE based simulator
Export / Import features
Export to EDIF, DXF, Orcad PCB II Wirelist, Scicards Schematic Netlist.
Supports Schematic export to EDIF and DXF and import to PSPICE, EDIF and PDIF
Available
Export to EDIF, DXF, Orcad PCB II Wirelist, Scicards
Import from
Orcad PCB II Wirelist and VHDL
In Layout, it supports import / export to a other packages like PADS, PCAD, CADSTAR, PROTEL, TANGO etc.


Integration of different modules
Total Integration of all modules are available
Not available
Not available
Available
Access to all modules using the single menu
Available
Not available
Not available
Available
Single integrated database for Schematic and layout
Available
Not available
Not available
Available
Auto routing in Schematic Editor
Available
Not available
Available
Available
Front and Back annotation of electrical connectivity
Available
Not available
Available
Available
Display of information of particular net over different pages in the real time
Available
User has to manually select each page and view net
Available
Available
Automatic creation of the layout from schematic
Available
Not available
Available
Available
Copper Pouring
Done by just assigning vertices; fast operation, no copper is pored in layout there by reducing the file size enormously
Assignment of templates and copper pour is a very slow operation, copper is poured and displayed over entire area assigned increasing database size considerably.
Available
Available
Mixed mode Simulation with built in library of several component models
Available, this helps to verify circuit during initial stages itself
Not available
Available
Available
EDSpice Simulation
·         Time domain
·         DC, AC, Noise, BIAS point
·         Small Signal Analysis, Transfer function, Pole zero, Distortion, and Fourier Analysis

·         Available
·         Available

·         Available

·         Available
·         Available

·         Not available                                                        
 

Available
Available

·         Available
·         Available

·         Available
Signal Integrity, Board Analyzer
Available
Not available
Not available
Available
Model generator
VHDL – co simulator
VHDL to spice model and to mixed mode
Available
Not available
Not available
Available
Circuit file editor
Available
Not available
Available
Available
3D board viewer
Available
Not available
Available
Available
Filter Design
Available
Not available
Not available
Available
Thermal Analysis EMI/ EMC Field Analyzer
Available
Not available
Not available
Not available
8051 Micro controller family enable editing and compilation of ‘C’ and Assembler language
Available
Not available
Available
Available
AVR Microcontroller Simulation
Available
Not available
Available
Not available
PIC Microcontroller Simulation
Available
Not available
Available
Available
Motorola Microcontroller Simulation
Available
Not available
Available
Not available
Graphic Editor
Available
Not available
Not available
Available
ODB++ Import and Export
Available
Not available
Available
Not available
Hotkey for components
Available
Not available

Not available
Multimeter
Available
Not available

Available
CRO
Available
Not available

Available
Logic Analyzer
Available
Not available

Available









1 comment:

  1. How does Xspice/protel/altium compare on this list?

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