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Getting Started with TINA-TI: A Quick Start Guide
This quick start user's guide (SBOU052A)presents an overview of TINA-TI, a powerful circuit design and simulation tool. TINA-TI is ideal for designing, testing, and troubleshooting a broad variety of basic and advanced circuits, including complex architectures, without any node or number of device limitations. This document is intended to help new TINA-TI users start creating circuit simulations using the fundamental features of TINA-TI software in the shortest possible time.


TINA is an easy-to-use, powerful circuit simulation tool based on a SPICE engine. TINA-TI is a fully functional version of TINA, loaded with a library of TI macromodels plus passive and active models.

TINA-TI's new version 9 has changes from Version 7.0 in the following areas:

  • Schematic Symbol Editor (useable with the Macro Wizard) is included, so you can create your own symbols for imported SPICE macromodels.
  • Macros do not have to be from TI - you can import anyone's SPICE model now!
  • Does not require active or non-linear components for analysis (so you can now run a circuit using just passives).
  • TINA-TI includes Initial Condition and Nodeset components
  • TINA-TI includes Linear and nonlinear controlled sources (VCVS, CCVS, VCCS, CCCS), and the Controlled Source Wizard.
  • TINA-TI now allows WAV files to be used as stimulus (signal sources). You can play calculated waveforms on PC's multimedia system, and export calculated waveforms as a *.wav file.
  • TINA-TI has Multi-core processor support; this along with other optimizations makes simulations run 2-20 times faster.
  • Schematic file import/export in XML format
  • Block Wizard included for making block diagrams
  • TINA-TI has more SPICE models and example circuits included.
  • Circuits developed in TINA-TI 9 will work with TINA Industrial version 9.
  • TINA-TI Version 7.0 is forward compatible with Version 9, and version 9 supports saving schematics in version 7.0 format.
  • Available in English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Russian versions.

Version 7.0

TINA-TI Version 7.0 will continue to be supported for a period of time. Users are encouraged to download the latest version of TINA-TI to get all the benefits of version 9.

Frequently Asked Questions about TINA-TI version 9

Features

TINA-TI provides all the conventional DC, transient and frequency domain analysis of SPICE and much more. TINA has extensive post-processing capability that allows you to format results the way you want them. Virtual instruments allow you to select input waveforms and probe circuit nodes voltages and waveforms. TINA's schematic capture is truly intuitive-a real "quickstart."

This complimentary version, TINA-TI, is fully functional but does not support some other features available with the full version of TINA.

TINA-TI installation requires approximately 200MB. Installation is straight-forward and it can be uninstalled easily, if you wish. We bet that you won't.

TINA is a product of DesignSoft and this special complimentary version, TINA-TI, is prepared by DesignSoft exclusively for Texas Instruments.

MACROMODELS

TINA-TI version 9 is preloaded with TI analog macromodels. Each of these macromodels has been tested and the test schematics are available in the tool.


For a complete list of available TINA-TI models, see: SpiceRack -- A Complete List

APPLICATIONS

Many Application Schematics are included in TINA-TI. This is the fastest, easiest way to get started with circuit simulation. You can modify them and use "save-as" to save your changes. These Application Schematics will also run on full versions of TINA and are configured to run the analysis type shown in the example.

These files are available in folders within the "Examples" folder of the TINA-TI program software. To view this information in the tool after downloading the latest version, go to "File" in the menu bar, and select the menu option "Open Examples...."

Application Schematic categories include:
  • Amplifiers and Linear Circuits

    • Audio (Audio Op Amp Filters, Microphone Pre-Amplifiers)
    • Cap Load Comp (C-oad Compensation, Line Driver)
    • Comparator (Comparator Circuits)
    • Control Loop (PI Temp Control)
    • Current Loop (4-20mA, 0-10mA)
    • Current Measurement (Current Transformer, Shunt Measure)
    • Difference Amps (Difference Amplifiers) Differential to Single-Ended (Differential Input to Single-Ended Output, Single-Ended Input to Differential Output, etc)
    • Filters FilterPro (Multiple FeedBack, Sallen-Key: synthesized by FilterPro)
    • Filters Others (All-Pass, Low-Pass, High-Pass, Tunable, Twin-Tee)
    • Oscillators (Wien-Bridge)
    • Power Amps (Laser Driver, TEC Driver, Parallel Power, LED Drivers, Photodiode Driver)
    • Precision (Low Drift, Low Noise, Low Offset, Voltage Divider)
    • Sensor Condition (Thermistor, Resistive Bridge, Capacitive Bridge, Inst Amp Filter)
    • Signal Process (Peak Detector, Clipping Amplifier)
    • Single Supply (Single Supply Op Amp Circuits)
    • Test (Cap Multiplier, Adjust Voltage Reference, Universal Integrator, Load Cancellation, x1000 Zoom Amp, Quasi-Coupled AC Amp)
    • Transimpedance (Photodiode, Optical Detector)
    • Voltage-to-Current (Voltage to Current, Current to Current)
    • Wideband (Wideband Op Amp Circuits)
  • SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supplies)

    • Reference Designs from device evaluation modules (EVMs) for SMPS Devices

    The following files are NOT currently included in the "Examples" folder of TINA-TI, but can be downloaded from the links below:

  • Noise Analysis

  • Sensor Simulators


Minimum hardware and software requirements for TINA-TI Version 9:

  • IBM PC compatible computer with:
    • Pentium or equivalent processor
    • 256MB of RAM
    • Hard disk drive with at least 200MB free space
  • Mouse
  • VGA adapter card and monitor
  • Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7

Available Versions

Now Available: Integrated Models In Latest Download!

The latest version of TINA-TI contains more models available for your simulation needs.

TI recommends upgrading to TINA Design Suite Classic Edition. For even more capability, including optimization and stress analysis, TINA Design Suite Industrial Edition. Go to DesignSoft to purchase at a discounted price.

Technical Documents
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