Fourier Analysis

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Fourier Analysis

General form:

.FOUR FREQ OV1 <OV2 OV3 ...>


.FOUR 100K V(5)

The Four (or Fourier) line controls whether SPICE performs a Fourier analysis as a part of the transient analysis. FREQ is the fundamental frequency, and OV1, ..., are the output variables for which the analysis is desired. The Fourier analysis is performed over the interval &ltTSTOP-period;, TSTOP>, where TSTOP is the final time specified for the transient analysis, and period is one period of the fundamental frequency. The dc component and the first nine harmonics are determined. For maximum accuracy, TMAX (see the .TRAN line) should be set to period/100.0 (or less for very high-Q circuits).