KiCad integrates the open source spice simulator ngspice to provide simulation capability in graphical form through integration with the Schematic Editor.
The use of ngspice grants compatibility with existing models meant for:
Design your simulation circuit in the schematic and launch the simulator directly from the editor
Configure four standard simulation modes:
or define your own custom simulation
Run simulations and use the probe tool to select nets to plot voltage and pins to plot current.
Both a standard SPICE library of symbols
and PSPICE extended library symbols are included in KiCad’s standard symbol library
|Due to licensing concerns, KiCad does not currently bundle any third party SPICE libraries. As a end user you are free to use any compatible SPICE libraries from manufacturers.|