Circuit Maker and Simulator

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by joemmech, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. joemmech

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    Jan 22, 2010
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    Hi All,

    I am looking for the circuit maker were I can also simulate the output. As of now I am using TINA-TI but the problem with this simulator is that it only allows the TI parts to be used in this simulator. I am looking for a circuit maker and simulator where I can use devices from different manufacturer.
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    Jul 17, 2007
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    Google "LTSpice download"
    It's on Linear Technology's website.

    There is a Yahoo group that gives great support for LTSpice users. Lots of components there, too.
     
  3. Mike33

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    Check out LT Spice from Linear Technologies...available free from their website! It's one of the most common simulators, fully functional and easy to add new components.
     
  4. joemmech

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    Jan 22, 2010
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    I tried the LT Spice but just like the TINA software, the components in LT Spice are only from Linear Technologies. Do I still have to download a library so that I can use other components other than the LT Components? If yes, where can I download these libraries...
     
  5. SgtWookie

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    Did you investigate the LTSpice group on Yahoo like I mentioned earlier?
    There are lots of models available there. You will have to join the group to get access.
     
  6. joemmech

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    Jan 22, 2010
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    I have already joined the group. I just dont know what file to download. I have downloaded 1 zip file but the file type of the zipped files were "LTSpice Netlist" and I wasn't able to use it.
     
  7. retched

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    You looking for 'models'. Whatever component you need, ie cmos 555, you want to find a 'cmos555 model' The netlists are the spice code files.. text files that tell spice what wire and component is where and what value.
     
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