Small-Signal AC Analysis

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Small-Signal AC Analysis

General form:

.AC DEC ND FSTART FSTOP

.AC OCT NO FSTART FSTOP

.AC LIN NP FSTART FSTOP

Examples:

.AC DEC 10 1 10K .AC DEC 10 1K 100MEG .AC LIN 100 1 100HZ

DEC stands for decade variation, and ND is the number of points per decade. OCT stands for octave variation, and NO is the number of points per octave. LIN stands for linear variation, and NP is the number of points. FSTART is the starting frequency, and FSTOP is the final frequency. If this line is included in the input file, SPICE Simulation Program for Integrated Circuit Emulation. performs an AC analysis of the circuit over the specified frequency range. Note that in order for this analysis to be meaningful, at least one independent source must have been specified with an ac value.