any good circuit design software out there???

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by meestahelectro, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. meestahelectro

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    this relates to my thermocouple switch project that I am looking into further.

    I would like to get some software to spec this thing out. I think I would need to use an LM339 and an AD595 chip.

    thoughts? thx, Marc
     
  2. retched

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    If you dont have LTSpice yet, you should give it a spin.

    Analog Devices has some simulation stuff on their site.

    Go to the AD595 are on their site and you can play with a simulator and calculator for the AD595.

    It here:
    http://designtools.analog.com/Thermocouple/Main.aspx#Top
     
  3. tom66

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    I use gschem, but that is Linux only.

    On Windows, good things can be heard from Eagle.

    For circuit simulation I cannot fault any SPICE variant. I like LTspice because it runs well on Windows XP (emulated) and best of all is completely free. Disadvantages, however, include the fact that it only ships natively with Linear Technologies' components.

    To get a concept working I like http://www.falstad.com/circuit/.
     
  4. meestahelectro

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    hey retched,

    what is the +vs and -vs in the calculator. very cool and very helpful.

    and thanks tom for the link to falstad.
     
  5. retched

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    Positive Supply Voltage

    and

    Negative Supply Voltage
     
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