On Fr, 28.10.2005, 11:22, asco developer wrote:
> Hello Michael and Stefan,
Hello! And sorry for the late reply.
> Yes, we know each other. Around July this year we have exchanged a few
> email regarding Qucs and optimization. I said that I was working on an
> optimization tool suitable for optimizing integrated circuits in the
> netlist from.
> At this moment out-of-the-box support for Eldo, HSPICE and LTSPICE
> exist. An example for a general program is also included. If the
> package that you can download, there is also a 50 page manual.
> Examples for the supported SPICE simulators so that you can start
> optimizing a circuit in 2 minutes are added as well. I know that none
> of you has Eldo or HSPICE, but LTSpice can be downloaded for free from
> the Linear Semiconductors homepage. It runs quite well in *NIX under
> I know that Qucs is not supported, by if a common interest exist, it
> might be possible one day to add such capability, and Michael as you
> have said it "would be best to integrate the optimizer directly into
> the simulator". Time will say!
> Should you have doubts and the manual does not provide enough
> information; you find bugs or your have suggestion, I would like to
> hear from you. The program homepage is http://asco.sourceforge.net/
> where you can download it.
The program and it's usage seems straightforward. I've not yet really
tested it. My idea of it I got from your nice documentation.
The "problem" I now also remember is the actual DE optimizer code in
the package which is not intended to be GPL'ed. The people hold the
copyright with no indication about any license model. This may be
Anyway. Have you ever tried to adapt asco to the qucs netlist
format? If you ever try I could support you...