PSpice Smoke Option
The stress analysis in english is humorously called "Smoke Analysis" because in case of too much stress the componants "smoke" (overheating). With this simulation the maximum derating can be determined and so an information be given about the componant stress. Via the model parameters the stress can be shown in percentage. The developer wants informations about the natures of load: thermal at maximum current and highest voltage possible, wire of the junction temperature in °C, respectively the thermal contact resistances jC and jA, as they appear in the circuit.