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Circuit simulator app


#1

What’s the best free or reasonable (<$50) circuit simulator application available? I’ve started using CircuitLogix (free student ed) by picking it “out of a hat”. Thought you guys might have some opinions on the good, the bad, and the ugly to share.


#2

I used PSPICE back in school (19 yrs ago…) and it was very nice. I haven’t used it since but I do see that there is a student edition available for free. Let me know how it goes.


#3

Have you ever looked at iCircuit? Only available for Mac and mobile, but it looks decent. (Written in .NET/Mono by the way)

(I have never tried it)


#4

How about LTSpice?
http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/?gclid=CIqOk93q9KwCFcwMtAodPV48Rw#LTspice

Sure, it’s aimed at Linear Tech, but it works just as well for other circuits…


#5

Livewire, Used it many moons ago. Do not know anything about where they are at nowadays.

http://www.new-wave-concepts.com/products.html


#6

Have you seen this one?

http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/12/08/java-circuit-simulator/


#7

I have seen that one, too bad it’s only available with internet.


#8

Another promising opensource project : http://qucs.sourceforge.net/
(but did not try myself, just read an article about it)


#9

Looks very interesting, thanks!


#10

Just saw this… Now I really want an iPad.

http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/01/20/spicy-schematics-a-schematic-editor-and-spice-simulator-for-ipad/


#11

@ ianlee: too bad it looks like a Windows 3.1 application :slight_smile:


#12

Uh… You mean it looks like a Mac application… :wink:


#13

Here’s another one.

http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/01/25/ktechlab-ide-open-source-software-for-microcontroller-simulation/


#14

if you have ian iPad then this looks interesting http://icircuitapp.com/


#15

@ Hugh - unfortunately, I do not :frowning: I almost won one at work this week. My ticket was off by +1! Story of my life… :wink:


#16

@ ian
Now that just sucks! +1 its like dripping lemon juice into a paper cut :o
The only thing putting me off this app so far is a general lack of components. I will probably get it anyway as i think it will be usefull as a learnign app anyway.

I finally managed to get my ID-12 rfid reader working and triggering different mp3 playback throught the fez music shield. Next step is to move it to gadgeteer and design a module for the RFID.


#17

Cool. I look forward to seeing your module.