Instruction for Unix Systems

Instructions for Windows

Input File

The Star-Hspice optimizing analog circuit simulator is a industrial-grade circuit analysis product for the simulation of electrical circuits in steady-state, transient, and frequency domains. Circuits are accurately simulated, analyzed, and optimized from DC to microwave frequencies greater than 100 GHz.

NJIT has the professional/commercial version of this software which you can use from any UNIX machine in the campus. To use a windows machine you will need additional software. In both cases an AFS account is required  to log in. Any NJIT student should have one, if you do not have one already visit  https://mailhost.njit.edu/~accts/cgi-bin/new|ldap to get one. 

Hspice manual is located at   /afs/cad/solaris/hspice/hspice2001.2/2001.2/docs/pdf


Instructions for UNIX Systems:

Log in to the system using your AFS account

*Before running the HSPICE program you need to create your input file

Once the input file is done:


Now you need to run Avanwes, the tool for displaying, analyzing, and printing the results of HSPICE





Input File

Hspice operates on an input netlist file and stores results in either an output listing file or a graph data file. You need to create this input netlist or input file before running Hspice using any text editor.

The input file name must be in the form  filename.sp  where file name can be anything. Save this file in your AFS home directory which will be something like   /afs/cad/u/g/i/username/filename.sp   

These are some text editors you can use in UNIX


Text Editor


Emacs version 19.34 or 20.4


Tkedit version 2.2.0

Typing the command at the xterm prompt will open the desired program.

In WINDOWS you can use notepad (Start / programs / accessories / notepad) to write your input file


Instructions for WINDOWS:

To use HSPICE on windows machines you will need Xwindows Terminal Emulator for Windows, visit  http://distrib.njit.edu/download.htm and download the XWIN.EXE file to install the software in your local machine.


Create a session to connect to a NJIT host. 



Naming the session after the host system you want to connect is recommended for identification purposes but you can name the session as you want.

To learn more about the X-Win application see the help that comes with the software

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