Suggested Simulator?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jean28, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. jean28

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    Greetings. I have to do a few simulations for my Digital Electronics lab, and my TA said that the simulator we used didn't matter. He suggested a few:

    1. Multisim
    2. PSPice
    3. LTSpice

    I want to choose one that works well and that others around the forum use as well to ask questions and have people who could help. I have used PSPice before and to be honest I didn't like it at all.

    Would you guys suggest Multisin or LTSpice? Is PSPice still the better option?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kubeek

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    I quite like micro-cap from spectrum-soft.com, it has a reasonable selection of models, good tutorials and a very easy to use user interface.
     
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  3. crutschow

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    It's not free, but I like Multisim since it's very intuitive and makes it easy to place and route components. It has virtual instruments the look like real ones (such as as a Tek scope) and allows real-time setting of switches and pots from the keyboard while the simulation is running.

    If you want free, then I would go with LTSpice.
     
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  4. jean28

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    Which version of LTSpice is the best? I see LTspiceIV and LTspiceCAD.
     
  5. Ron H

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    I don't see LTspiceCAD on Linear Technology's web site.
    Where do you see LTspiceCAD?
    LTspiceIV has a lot of users on this forum. You can get help here if you need it.
     
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  6. jean28

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    I confused it with LTpowerCAD. Thanks for the reply.
     
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