Looking for Circuit Design Software

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by Jassper, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Jassper

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    I'm looking for a good circuit design program that allows me to draw schematics and possibly analyze the circuit.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Dave

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    Tina-TI - highly recommended and free.

    Dave
     
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  5. Jassper

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    Thanks for all the suggestions!
     
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  7. Jassper

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    Thanks, One I haven't seen mentioned yet is this one,
    http://www.pad2pad.com/

    I use it now, but was mainly wanting a good schematic program for prints. I use TurboCAD for that now, But there is no net list or anything like that with it.
     
  8. Ron H

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    How come no one mentioned LTspice? Totally uncastrated, and free!
     
  9. MIRINGU

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    also u can check for TINYCAD .But LT spice is better off.
     
  10. prasad5551

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    orcad schematic capture and pspice are good to draw circuit as well for simulation. u can download from torrents
     
  11. lqyromeo

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    Hi, i could not follow your question, do you want to Circuit design aide software, or other programme software?
     
  12. Jassper

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    I was hopeing to find a inexspensive or freeware software that allows circuit desing and simulation.

    I tried Visual spice free demo but it crashes on Vista. Eagle 5.2 is a good circuit design program but doesn't have simulation.

    I currently use Pad2Pad for my circuit board layout and design.

    Thanks
     
  13. Dave

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    I know some of the recommendations in this thread don't work on Vista, so you may need to look at VM running XP or the like to use them.

    Dave
     
  14. ShaiDuvdevani

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    I've developed a freeware just for that !
    Simulating logic circuits, easy and very graphical..
    allows saving, exporting, navigating recursively between gates.

    I'd be honored if you use it and glad to hear comments.
    You can download it at my site: http://drawing-tools.110mb.com/
    the name is "Board Drawing".

    Hope that helps :D,
    Shai Duvdevani
     
  15. Jassper

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    Awsome, thanks. I will check it out.
     
  16. Dave

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    Very impressive, Shai. How extensible are the libraries? It would be good if you could encourage a user-created repository for components/gates etc.

    Thanks for sharing. Your other software looks useful for learning too.

    Dave
     
  17. ShaiDuvdevani

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    Thanks very much for checking them out, and you're right-
    I do want to encourage such a repository.
    The libraries are very extensible, you can save boards and parts are saved in the "Parts" folder (you can copy paste them from one machine to another).

    Unfortunately I don't think my current host 110mb.com supports uploads so I'll have to find a way (I just opened my site this monday). I'm still thinking about ways to improve it, such as creating categories for parts or working toward building the PEMIC (pedagogic computer running basic assembler).

    Any question you might have (also about the source code), I'll be glad to answer.
     
  18. KL7AJ

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    ICAP4 by Intusoft is my application of choice. Has a great CAD drawing front end and SPICE analysis. You can get a free eval demo from Intusoft that's about 95% functional with the paid version. (And a LOT cheaper!)

    eric
     
  19. magicsmoke

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  20. ShaiDuvdevani

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    Sorry guys, but I forgot to put the most important button in the utility I mentioned earlier (Board drawing).

    I forgot to put the "Make a new gate" button that takes the board you build and turns it into a chip on the new gate.. (oops ^^).
    I have no uploaded the new version with the button.
    Again, sorry about all that.
     
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