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OrCAD PSpice Designer - WHICH VERSION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Feature Comparison:

The following table details the features available in PSpice Designer 'Standard' and PSpice Designer 'Plus' (versus OrCAD's free, limited functionality, PSpice Designer 'Lite').


Lite       Standard         Plus    
PSpice A/D (mixed signal simulation)
DC sweep, AC sweep, & transient analysis LIMITED

SPICE Monte Carlo Analysis LIMITED

SPICE Sensitivity Analysis LIMITED

SPICE Worst Case Analysis LIMITED

SPICE Parametric Sweep analysis LIMITED

Temperature sweep analysis LIMITED

Checkpoint/Restart analysis LIMITED

Advanced convergence control / options LIMITED

Analog behavioral modeling LIMITED

Stimulus editor LIMITED

Model Editor for device characterization LIMITED

Magnetics Part Editor LIMITED

Library Encryption using AES 256 bit algorithm

Interactive waveform viewer & analyzer LIMITED

Auto-convergence LIMITED

Partial design simulation LIMITED

Advanced control option LIMITED

Multi-core engine support LIMITED

Tcl customization for custom analysis / post-processing LIMITED

33,000+ simulation-ready parts

Expression support for post-processing LIMITED

Digital Worst Case with built-in 6 levels support LIMITED

IBIS / DML model support LIMITED

Frequency Response Analysis LIMITED

PSpice Reports LIMITED

Model development using PSpice Device Model Interface


PSpice AA (Advanced Analysis)
Advanced Sensitivity: Identifies critical circuit components LIMITED

Optimizer: Optimizes key circuit components LIMITED

Optimizer: Curve fitting

LIMITED

Advanced Monte Carlo: Analyzes statistical circuit behavior and yield LIMITED

Smoke: Detects component stress LIMITED

Parametric Plotter: Solution analysis through nested sweeps LIMITED

PSpice Device Model Interface Model Simulation LIMITED


Capture (Schematic Entry)
Graphical, flat and hierarchical design LIMITED

Heterogeneous bus / NetGroup support LIMITED

Unlimited undo/redo LIMITED

Dynamically update hierarchical blocks LIMITED

Design reuse LIMITED

Reference external designs / circuits LIMITED

Tcl customization LIMITED

Online design rule check including custom DRC LIMITED

Unlimited user-defined properties LIMITED

Support heterogeneous / homogenous parts LIMITED

PCB Forward- and back-annotation LIMITED

AutoWire LIMITED

Schematic part and library editor LIMITED

44,000 Schematic symbols

LIMITED

Color Components / nets

Limited

PCB cross-probing and cross-placement LIMITED

FPGA design-in / pin import & export LIMITED

FPGA bi-directional support LIMITED

Intelligent PDF creation LIMITED

Multiple PCB netlist interfaces

LIMITED

Flow support for most PCB layout tools LIMITED

Graphical, flat and hierarchical design LIMITED

Property editor for pins, components, nets LIMITED

Digi-Key (PartLink App) Component Parametric data directly from web LIMITED

Export to PDF,DXF, EDIF, XML, ISCF LIMITED

Design differences viewer LIMITED

Import PSpice Schematic, EDIF,PDIF,XML LIMITED

Import PADS schematic design LIMITED

Import Altium schematic design




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