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ps2sp — manual page for ps2sp version 4.14

Synopsis

ps2sp [OPTION] infile > outfile

Description

This utility is a SPICE netlist preprocessor.

It converts netlists in PSPICE syntax to an equivalent SPICE3/XSPICE netlist syntax.

Recognized are nearly all PSPICE features like:

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local and global parameter (expression) definition (.PARAM)
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parameter (expression) passing to subcircuits (PARAMS:)
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local and global function definition (.FUNC)
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E and G-device VALUE=f(V,I), TABLE and POLY lines
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E and G-device functions like IDT(), DDT(), LIMIT(), PWRS(), PWR(), IF(), MAX(), MIN(), relational ops, ...
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R-device VALUE=f(V,I), L-device FLUX=f(V,I) and C-device Q=f(V,I)
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spice2 like C and L-device POLY expressions
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pspice VSWITCH and ISWITCH models
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pspice .PROBE lines (also with expressions)
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R-device lines with temperature coefficients like TC=tc1,tc2
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pspice .STEP PARAM lines (not yet tested on GNU/Linux)
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pspice .LIB and .INC(lude) lines (not yet tested on GNU/Linux)

Options

-h, --help
displays the help screen
-v, --version
display version information and exit
-sp3
switch means conversion of pspice table to spice 3 b-source instead of xspice core model (default)
-ltspice
switch means conversion of ^ spice 3 power to ** ltspice power and addition of tripdv=1 tripdt=1 in b-lines
-debug
for debugging all .param .func and .pfunc definitions (default is nodebug)
-tosub
only output subckt expansions
-fromsub
inputfile is a sub.tmp file
-tolib
only output lib expansions
-fromlib
inputfile is a lib.tmp file
-check
determine the same count of open and closed paranthesis in b-lines (default is nocheck)
-notinylines
produces longer b-lines for some functions (default is tinylines = shorter b-lines)
-xornot
allows ^ and ~ operators in the netfile (don't mix with ^ as power operator) use the ** operator as power instead

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to Friedrich Schmidt <frie.schmidt@aon.at>

Info

June 2007 ps2sp version 4.14 User Commands