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TI's WEBENCH Design Center -- everything under one roof.
Another design and simulation suite that's overloaded with tools for everything imaginable comes from Texas Instruments. With their myriad of SBC and evaluation boards, it only makes sense that they would provide the tools needed to accompany them. The company's WEBENCH Design Center is loaded with software to cover every facet of design and simulation that could make your brain hemorrhage. The tools contain everything needed for customized power, filtering and sensing designs with highly detailed schematics that can be adjusted on the fly. The WEBENCH Power Designer features a graphical user interface with readouts for everything from power requirements to desired LED lumens and also has a convenient button that allows users to adjust between BOM cost, component footprint and design efficiency depending on personal preference. All of Texas Instrument's design and simulation tools are run through the web browser of your choice and project designs can be saved online or downloaded no matter where users are at in the design process. WEBENCH aided me on a LED project in the past, couldn't has done it so quickly and perfect otherwise.

More information: Webench.

Another design and simulation suite thatís overloaded with tools for everything imaginable comes from Texas Instruments. With their myriad of SBC and evaluation boards, it only makes sense that they would provide the tools needed to accompany them. The companyís WEBENCH Design Center is loaded with software to cover every facet of design and simulation that could make your brain hemorrhage. The tools contain everything needed for customized power, filtering and sensing designs with highly detailed schematics that can be adjusted on the fly. The WEBENCH Power Designer features a graphical user interface with readouts for everything from power requirements to desired LED lumens and also has a convenient button that allows users to adjust between BOM cost, component footprint and design efficiency depending on personal preference. All of Texas Instrumentís design and simulation tools are run through the web browser of your choice and project designs can be saved online or downloaded no matter where users are at in the design process. WEBENCH aided me on a LED project in the past, couldnít has done it so quickly and perfect otherwise.

More information: Webench.

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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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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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