Circuit design and simulation isn’t restricted to PCs alone as the mobile device market has seen a rise in the number of apps catered toward engineers on the go over the last few years. EveryCircuit, Circuit Simulator and Electrodroid are some of the more popular free mobile apps available for download,
however for real-time design and simulation on almost any platform, iCircuit is quickly taking the crown. So why is it different from the others mentioned above? Simple, it’s always running simulations even through the design process, like playing with the circuit with the power on. The app boasts over 30 elements for circuit design, including resistors, MOSFETs and digital gates and incorporates a handy multimeter to instantly read currents and voltages anywhere along the circuit. There’s even a built-in oscilloscope to track multiple signals and see how those values change over time! The only drawback of using iCircuit is that user’s need an updated mobile device with multiple CPU cores, as the app is a resource hog. The free app is available for Apple’s iPhone and iPad as well as Android and Windows-based mobile devices.
More information: iCircuit.