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Maxim Integratedís EE-SIM interactive tool.
Design and simulation platforms typically cost a pretty penny, just look at the SolidWorks platform and you will quickly understand why. There are tools for everything from conceptual design parameters to projected materials cost and everything in between. For those that can't afford those software suites can always turn to Maxim Integrated's EE-SIM Design Generation and Simulation tool, which does what the name suggests. The platform allows users to input their design requirements, which automatically generates an interactive schematic where users can adjust the individual components to their specifications. Once they have selected their components, they can then simulate their designs, which result in easy to read waveforms (including Bode plots and voltage graphs). Users can even save their schematics and download them with included manufacturer part numbers. That's quite impressive for a free design and simulation platform. It has done some heavy lifting for myself on jobs, well 

More information:  EE-SIM.

Design and simulation platforms typically cost a pretty penny, just look at the SolidWorks platform and you will quickly understand why. There are tools for everything from conceptual design parameters to projected materials cost and everything in between. For those that canít afford those software suites can always turn to Maxim Integratedís EE-SIM Design Generation and Simulation tool, which does what the name suggests. The platform allows users to input their design requirements, which automatically generates an interactive schematic where users can adjust the individual components to their specifications. Once they have selected their components, they can then simulate their designs, which result in easy to read waveforms (including Bode plots and voltage graphs). Users can even save their schematics and download them with included manufacturer part numbers. Thatís quite impressive for a free design and simulation platform. It has done some heavy lifting for myself on jobs, well

More information: EE-SIM.

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hainam
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ICircuit is not Free
hainam   7/21/2014 11:45:00 PM
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In the article number 7. The author wrote this app is free but it is not.

Tim R Johnson
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Re: Free PCB
Tim R Johnson   7/6/2014 11:00:53 PM
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For viewing Gerber files I recommend GC-Prevue from www.graphicode.com.  It is a free Gerber file viewer.  They also have other more-capable purchasable tools.

Dave39
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Add QUCS to the Free Design Tools
Dave39   7/4/2014 9:04:06 PM
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Quite Universal Circuit Simulator (QUCS) is a great little Spice-like open-source tool that runs quickly, has a wide range of components, rather intuitie interface (but a so-so manual), and will execute S-parameter analysis. Available at qucs.sourceforge.net/.  

jim_kirk
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Re: Pari/GP; other apps; Question
jim_kirk   6/30/2014 1:32:47 PM
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I've used Eureqa by www.nutonian.com, sounds similar.  There's a useful but limited free version.

docdivakar
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Re: Free PCB
docdivakar   6/30/2014 1:00:41 PM
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I have tried FreePCB couple of times, it is not bad for most projects with 16 layers or less. Some features I wish it had are viewing Gerber files, import/export of DXF files and print capability!

MP Divakar

KB3001
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What is the basis of this ranking?
KB3001   6/29/2014 6:29:41 PM
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Is this ranking based on a survey of engineers? If so, what is the size of the sample and how was the sample chosen?

DaveMcGuire
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Re: don't pigeonhole R
DaveMcGuire   6/27/2014 4:31:45 PM
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Absolutely.  Have a great weekend!

 

                -Dave

 

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Re: don't pigeonhole R
LiketoBike   6/27/2014 4:28:31 PM
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:-)  Yes, it can be a rare commodity when engineers interact with non-engineers!  Oh, well, c'est la vie!

DaveMcGuire
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Re: don't pigeonhole R
DaveMcGuire   6/27/2014 3:43:15 PM
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I cannot disagree.  I suppose I've been lucky a lot of the time; I usually have the opportunity to insist that things are done properly.  I don't take that for granted. ;)

 

                               -Dave

 

LiketoBike
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Re: don't pigeonhole R
LiketoBike   6/27/2014 3:41:33 PM
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Not disputing that.  But time is a constraint that must also be accommodated...and meeting the schedule is not always "not good engineering." 

 

I think we have to meet in the middle here.

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