Simulation shows how real op amps can drive capacitive loads
By Mark Fortunato, Maxim Integrated
April 28, 2013
Circuit Design, Simulation and Implementation using TINA
By Prof. Dr. Dogan Ibrahim
Free program offers analog circuit simulation and analysis
By Jordan Marshall, Staff Writer -- , 6/8/2005
Texas Instruments has released
TINA-TI, a Windows-based software circuit program for designing,
simulating, and analyzing analog circuits.
The free software is a complimentary version of TINA PRO, a more robust
package from DesignSoft, an engineering and educational software
TINA-TI provides engineers with a better understanding of how various
products, such as power, logarithmic, and comparator amplifiers, are going
to behave in a circuit, said Bruce Trump, TI strategic-development
manager. The tool includes a library of macromodels for precision and
"Customers will be able to get started efficiently and easily with
material we give away [in this program] and learn a lot about certain
circuits and how devices perform in them," Trump said.
The tool, which is based on a
Spice simulation engine and features an intuitive schematic-entry and
capture screen, offers dc-, ac-, transient-, Fourier-, and noise-analysis
options. It also features virtual instruments including a function
generator, a multimeter, an oscilloscope, an X-Y recorder, and a signal
TINA-TI will appeal to engineers because it helps them have a greater
understanding of how circuits will work, Trump added. "[Engineers] can
learn more about circuit operation and ways to optimize circuits quickly
and efficiently," he said.
The TINA-TI tool, a 20-Mbyte download, is available free at www.ti.com/tina-ti. The tool can
simulate up to two IC macromodels. The full-featured version of TINA PRO,
which offers more options and supports unlimited circuit size, is
available from DesignSoft at http://www.tina.com/, starting at
| "IN CONCLUSION"
Tina Pro is packed with features, simple to use and represents
really good value. So, if you are thinking of moving up
to a Windows Spice package (or planning to upgrade your
current Spice software) you should take a serious look
at DesignSoft's latest offering - it can be highly recommended!
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