what software should i use..?

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  1. dony91

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    i don't have money to buy oscilloscope ,digital multimeter . I am wondering if there's a software where i can design a circuit and analyse it using oscilloscope ,digital multimeter ..:) i want to mess around with the resistance , inductance and voltage and other stuff and see what happens. . .

    i am hoping to find a software/apps/freeware that has the function of a complete electronic lab ..is there such a software available??
     
  2. MrChips

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    Depends on your country where you live. A digital multimeter can be had for the price of lunch.
    And an analog one for half the price.
     
  3. takao21203

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    I had many cheap DMMs, they all broke after a while.

    Most commonly the wires break off from the plugs and probes.

    Only expensive DMMs have good cables.

    A workaround is to wrap the terminations with electrical tape.

    Especially in a way the cable has no tension where it is soldered inside the probe tips.

    I even had the probe shells breaking at the tips, also fixed with electrical tape.
     
  4. SPQR

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    You mean simulation software, like LTspice?
     
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  5. MrChips

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    My AVO meter still works. I've only had to patch the leads once.
     
  6. dony91

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    i have tried using "eagle pcb design software".. but there is no oscilloscope ,digital multimeter to analyse my circuit...
    i am hoping to find a software whereby i can virtually conduct my experiment on circuit...does such software exist??
    :)
     
  7. dony91

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  8. takao21203

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    See post #4. Also WinCupl and Proteus are good for this purpose.

    WinCupl you should be able to find from google, or from the Atmel website. It is mainly for digital circuits. LTSpice is also known as "Switcher CAD", you can indeed simulate many analogue circuits with it.

    Proteus as free version is only for demonstration, useable for some circuits, but the paid version is better.
     
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  9. kubeek

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    Also there is Micro-cap which has a more user-friendly interface than ltspice, and has some nice examples and tutorials included.
     
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