NIST GCR 11-949 Representation of functional networks in STEP AP210 with application to SPICE circuit simulation
Abstract: STEP AP210 (ISO 10303-210) supports a comprehensive functional network model representation. SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a general purpose, industry standard, analog electronic circuit simulation. Originally developed at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1970s, SPICE has evolved into a de-facto standard for analog circuit simulation with several prominent variants, both open source and commercial, including SPICE3 from UC Berkeley, PSPICE (now owned by Cadence, HSPICE (now owned by Synopsis), and LTspice. This document provides an overview of the functional network representation in AP210 at both the ARM (application reference model) and MIM (module integration model) levels, and proposes a recommended practice for bi-directional mapping between a SPICE circuit representation and an AP210 functional network representation.
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