The SPB16.3 release of the Allegro AMS Simulator environment contains a few additional features (which I've not yet covered in my prior posts) that I'll wrap-up in this post.
Highlighting in circuit and out files
With the SPB16.3 release, the PSpice circuit and out file syntax are presented in easy to read colors that highlight the different groups such as text, numbers, comments, expressions, operator, and keyword. You can also specify your own color schemes for the files by editing the SpiceSyntax.ini file in the <CDS-installation-folder>/tools/pspice directory.
Changing Font Properties
You can now make the labels more readable by changing font size, color, effects, and style.
Also, you can specify default fonts for label text - go to Tools> Options> Probe Settings> Font Settings and click Change label font.
Exporting Comma Separated Value (CSV) File
You can now easily export trace information as CSV files by choosing File Export Comma Separated (.csv file) in the PSpice probe window. The trace information for specified variables will be exported to a location and file you specified and can be read using tools, such as Microsoft Excel.
Faster dat file import and export
In the SPB16.2 release, the performance of large dat files with sizes of 2GB or more was improved. In the SPB16.3 release, the performance enhancement on opening a dat file has been improved for dat files of all sizes.
New ModelsMore than 330 new models are now available for simulation in the SPB16.3 PSpice release under the following categories:
Pulse Width Controlled (PWM) ModelsLinear regulatorsZener Voltage RegulatorsGlass passivated Zener Diode
PWM ModelsSynchronous PWM buck controllersMAX 8576MAX 8577MAX 8578MAX 8579High Speed PWM ControllersUC 1823UC 1823AUC 2823BUC 3841High Speed PWM Controllers -- Full bridge ControllersUC 3825UC1825_SPUC1825A_SPUC2825A_EPLinear regulators213 models of Low Quiescent Current, CMOS Linear Regulator from Analog Devices are available in the AD_REG library. The new models are of the following series:adp120adp121adp130adp3338adp3339adp1710adp1711adp1712adp1713adp1714adp1715adp1716adp1720Zener voltage regulators74 Models of Zener Voltage Regulators from Taiwan Semiconductor are available in theBZT55 library. The models are of the following two series:BZT55BBZT55CGlass passivated Zener Diode37 Models of Glass passivated Zener Diode from Fagor are available in the FAGOR_ZY_GP library.
Please share your questions and experiences using these new SPB16.3 AMS features!
Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia