Which PSpice is right for you?

 

OrCAD PSpice Designer OrCAD PSpice Designer Plus

 

OrCAD PSpice technologies come in different product configurations that offer specific levels of functionality to fit your budget constraints, design flows, and simulation requirements. Compare OrCAD PSpice Designer and OrCAD PSpice Designer Plus to determine which best fits your design needs.

 

The OrCAD Lite version will let you experience all the features and functionality of the actual software limited only by the size and complexity of the design.

 

  OrCAD Lite

OrCAD PSpice Designer

OrCAD PSpice Designer Plus

PSpice 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

 

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

   

Schematic Entry and Circuit Design
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