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SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a programming language used to simulate electronic circuit behavior. The language was developed at the University of California, Berkeley in the late 1960s for the design and development of analog electronic components and systems. SPICE has become the standard tool for simulating electrical circuits, as it allows engineers to predict circuit performance without having to build a physical prototype first. It can handle both linear and nonlinear elements in circuits, making it useful for large-scale device modeling tasks such as integrated circuits or complex mixed-signal designs. SPICE is not just one programming language but has been implemented across various platforms and versions over its history, including Ngspice, Xyce, LTspice IV among others which are commonly used today by electronics designers when developing new devices or systems.

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