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White Papers and Application Notes

The Treatment of Dielectrics in FasterCap

Abstract - FasterCap and FastCap2 are quasistatic capacitance solvers able to handle arbitrarily shaped conductors embedded in multiple, piecewise-constant, dielectric regions. This paper reviews the underlying theory in FasterCap's treatment of dielectric regions.

The Maxwell Capacitance Matrix

Abstract - The meaning of the Maxwell capacitance matrix is reviewed, highlighting the rationale of this matrix form in relation to the internal mechanisms of a capacitance field solver. Some practical examples also show how to use the Maxwell capacitance matrix to build a SPICE netlist.

ElectroMagnetic Solvers Basics

Abstract - The presentation summarizes some electromagnetic concepts useful to understand the basics under the hood of quasistatic ElectroMagnetic solvers and the related circuit theory. After reviewing the relations between the Maxwell equations and the circuit parameters (inductance, capacitance and resistance), the presentation deals with the concept of partial inductance and briefly discusses some high frequency effects taking place in the conductors.


FasterCap documentation

User Manuals and embedded Help

The embedded help is available with the standard sofware binary installation. It is also provided here for your convenience, should you want to get familiar with the software and its capabilities before installing the package.
FasterCap Help FasterCap embedded help (103 KB)

Videos

The videos are a fast way to get started with the software, in a guided tutorial.
FasterCap first simulation A starter video for anyone trying FasterCap (1m:55s)
Comparing FasterCap and FastCap2 results Automatic FasterCap refinement capabilities vs. FastCap2 (2m:41s)

FastCap2 documentation

User Manuals and embedded Help

The user manuals and embedded help are available with the standard sofware binary installation. They are also provided here for your convenience, should you want to get familiar with the software and its capabilities before installing the package.
FastCap2 Help FastCap2 embedded help, includes the original user's manuals (981 KB)
FastCap User's Guide FastCap original Unix user's manual (1831 KB)

Videos

The videos are a fast way to get started with the software, in a guided tutorial.
FastCap2 first simulation A starter video for anyone trying FastCap2 (requires ShockWave) (about 4m)

FastHenry2 documentation

User Manuals and embedded Help

The user manuals and embedded help are available with the standard sofware binary installation. They are also provided here for your convenience, should you want to get familiar with the software and its capabilities before installing the package.
FastHenry2 Help FastHenry2 embedded help, includes the original user's manuals (833 KB)
FastHenry User's Guide, part 1 FastHenry original Unix user's manual (747 KB)
FastHenry User's Guide, part 2 FastHenry original Unix user's manual, nonuniform ground planes addendum (256 KB)

FastModel documentation

User Manuals and embedded Help

The embedded help is available with the standard sofware binary installation. It is also provided here for your convenience, should you want to get familiar with the software and its capabilities before installing the package.
FastModel Help FastModel embedded help (440 KB)

FastImp documentation

User Manual

The user manual is available here.
FastImp User's Guide FastImp original Unix user's manual (223 KB)