SICONOS is an Open Source scientific software primarily targeted at modeling and simulating non-smooth dynamical systems (NSDS):[1]

SICONOS - SImulation and COntrol of NOnsmooth Systems
Stable release
4.2.0 / 27 April 2018 (2018-04-27)
Written inC++, C, Python
Operating systemLinux, Mac, Windows

Other applications are found in Systems and Control (hybrid systems, differential inclusions, optimal control with state constraints), Optimization (Complementarity problem and Variational inequality) Biology Gene regulatory network, Fluid Mechanics and Computer graphics, ...


The software is based on 3 main components[2]


According to peer reviewed studies published by its developers, Siconos was approximately five times faster than Ngspice or ELDO (a commercial SPICE by Mentor Graphics) and 250 times faster than PLECS when solving a buck converter.[3][4]

See also


  1. Acary, Vincent; Brogliato, Bernard (2008), "Numerical Methods for Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems", Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, 35
  2. Acary, Vincent; Perignon, Franck (2007), "An introduction to Siconos.", INRIA Technical Report, pp. 45. RT-0340
  3. Vincent Acary (2012). "Time-Stepping via Complementarity". In Francesco Vasca and Luigi Iannelli (ed.). Dynamics and Control of Switched Electronic Systems: Advanced Perspectives for Modeling, Simulation and Control of Power Converters. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 446–447. ISBN 978-1-4471-2884-7.
  4. Acary, V., Bonnefon, O., Brogliato, B. (July 2010) "Time-Stepping Numerical Simulation of Switched Circuits Within the Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems Approach", Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:29, Issue: 7), pp. 1042-1055, doi:10.1109/TCAD.2010.2049134
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