Need a tool with good library

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by s2pk, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. s2pk

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    plz tell me which tool is used for analyzing electrical networks
     
  2. Kermit2

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    Software?
    or Hardware?
     
  3. s2pk

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    yes software
     
  4. marshallf3

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    From what I understand LT Spice is the most popular and probably has the largest following in the world so plenty of libraries are available to add. To beat everything it's free provided you've got a decent "company looking" e-mail address.

    http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/

    And if you're needing models that you can't find in their libraries just search the internet or ask here, they've probably already been created for free download.

    [EDIT:] OK folks, this oldtimer finally gave in and downloaded it so maybe I can learn it a bit and talk to some of you on a more intelligent level. Next thing I'm going to do sometime next year is add some of the microcontoller stuff. I forget who had the newest one out but you could get a complete eval system for like $5.40 that included two processors and connecting cables. They were on backorder for ages after they first came out, may look for that later today and just order one as even Mouser carried them.

    In stock, $4.30 http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/msp-exp430g2.html but I was wrong, you provide your own USB cable. To save on shipping I'll just wait until I've got a few other things to order from them which rarely takes me any time to come up with.
     
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  5. marshallf3

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    Pretty cool program, now I know why so many people use it. Installed in no time and runs like a charm.

    [EDIT:] Had enough other stuff to make up a half decent order so now I've got one of those microprocessor kits coming too.

    Now all I need is one of the PIC systems, who do you all buy from? I see all sorts of options and the prices vary wildly.
    Oh well, time to pull that LT Spice program back up and play with it inbetween posts.
     
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