Free Download: HSPICE vZ-2007.03 with License for Windows Users
How to Get HSPICE vZ-2007.03 for Windows with License for Free
HSPICE is a powerful circuit simulator that can help you design and test electronic circuits. It is widely used by engineers and researchers in various fields, such as analog, digital, mixed-signal, RF, and memory design. HSPICE vZ-2007.03 is the latest version of the software that supports Windows operating systems.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install HSPICE vZ-2007.03 with license for free on your Windows PC. This will allow you to use the software without any limitations or restrictions. You will also learn how to set up the environment variables and run a simple simulation example.
Step 1: Download HSPICE vZ-2007.03 with License
The first step is to download the HSPICE vZ-2007.03 package with license from the following link:
This is a zip file that contains the setup executable and the license file. The file size is about 500 MB, so it may take some time to download depending on your internet speed.
Step 2: Install HSPICE vZ-2007.03 on Your Windows PC
Once you have downloaded the zip file, you need to extract it to a folder of your choice. For example, you can extract it to C:\HSPICE.
Then, you need to run the setup executable (hspice_vz_2007_03_win_setup.exe) as administrator. This will launch the installation wizard that will guide you through the process.
You can accept the default settings and click Next until you reach the end of the installation. The installation may take several minutes to complete.
Step 3: Copy the License File to the Installation Folder
After the installation is finished, you need to copy the license file (license.dat) from the zip file to the installation folder. The default installation folder is C:\Synopsys\Hspice_vZ-2007.03.
You can use Windows Explorer or any other file manager to copy and paste the license file.
Step 4: Set Up the Environment Variables
The next step is to set up the environment variables that are required for HSPICE to run properly. You need to add two variables: HSPICE_DIR and LM_LICENSE_FILE.
You can do this by following these steps:
Open Control Panel and click on System and Security.
Click on System and then click on Advanced system settings on the left panel.
Click on Environment Variables at the bottom of the System Properties window.
Under System variables, click on New and enter HSPICE_DIR as the variable name and C:\Synopsys\Hspice_vZ-2007.03 as the variable value. Click OK.
Under System variables again, click on New and enter LM_LICENSE_FILE as the variable name and C:\Synopsys\Hspice_vZ-2007.03\license.dat as the variable value. Click OK.
Click OK twice to close the windows and apply the changes.
Step 5: Run a Simple Simulation Example
Congratulations! You have successfully installed HSPICE vZ-2007.03 with license for free on your Windows PC. Now you can run a simple simulation example to test if everything works fine.
You can use any text editor to create a netlist file that describes your circuit. For example, you can create a file named rc.sp that contains the following lines:
* RC circuit
V1 1 0 DC 5
R1 1 2 1k
C1 2 0 1u
.TRAN 0.01u 10u
.PRINT TRAN V(2)
This netlist defines a simple RC circuit with a voltage source V1, a resistor R1, and a capacitor C1 e3ff22d237