This manual provides full reference documentation for the SIMetrix simulator. Essentially the simulator receives a netlist as its input and creates a binary data file and list file as its output. The netlist defines the circuit topology and also specifies the analyses to be performed by the simulator. The netlist may directly include any device models required or these may be automatically imported from a device model library.

The simulator may be operated in GUI mode or non-GUI mode. GUI mode is the normal method of operation and requires the SIMetrix front end. In non-GUI mode the simulator runs stand alone in a non-interactive fashion and may be set to run at low priority in the background.