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Old 11th December 2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Anyone use orcad for your projects?

hi friends, im new in the forum, this is my first post, and this forum amplifier is the almost complete I've ever seen. Well,I use Orcad 16.3 (need the IR2010), and not liked him very much, however I would like to know if you have a software amplifier manufacturers often use to simulate your circuits, even you friends, what software do you usually use to simulate your circuits?

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Old 11th December 2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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LTSpiceIV.. Free, good, no limit on nodes or components, and easy to add 3rd party spice models to if so inclined. (Of course you can always use the .include statement if you wish)
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Old 11th December 2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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and I forgot to mention:

that at the end of the scheme, he can generate the layout of the pcb ...
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Old 14th December 2011, 11:49 AM   #4
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A list of EDA software, simulation is near the bottom:

Free/Open source
DesignSpark (RS comp) - DesignSpark | The gateway to online resources and design support for engineers
FreePCB - FreePCB: freeware PCB layout software
Fritzing - Welcome - Fritzing
gEDA - gEDA Project's Homepage
KiCAD - Kicad
Minimal Board Editor - Suigyodo online (English, Japanese)
Open Circuit Design - Open Circuit Design
Protel (Altium) AutoTrax/EasyTrax (DOS Based) - Downloads
TCI - Logiciel gratuits pour l'lectronique (French)
ZenitPCB - ZenitPCB

Limited free version
AutoTRAX - AutoTRAX Design Express (DEX) Schematic Capture & PCB Design Software
CADint -
Cadstar Express (Zuken) - CADSTAR Express V12.1 (updated July 2011) | Zuken
DipTrace - DipTrace - Professional Schematic & PCB Design Software
Eagle (Farnell/Newark) - CadSoft - Home of CadSoft EAGLE PCB Design Software- Best PCB Design Software
Layo1 PCB - Download Layo1 PCB
McCAD - Welcome to McCAD EDA Tools
OrCad 16.3 (Cadence) - Cadence OrCAD Downloads
Osmond PCB - Osmond PCB (Only PCB)
PCB Elegance - Merco electronics
WinQcad - Schematic & PCB design software

Allegro (Cadence) - Cadence PCB Design
Altium - Altium - Next generation electronics design
Ariadne - Schaltplan- und Layoutentwurf mit Ariadne EDA-System von CAD-UL. (German)
AutoTRAX - AutoTRAX Design Express (DEX) Schematic Capture & PCB Design Software
Bartels AutoEngineer - Bartels AutoEngineer (English, German)
BoardMaker3 - BoardMaker3
Board Station (Mentor) - Design more complex products faster with Board Station - Mentor Graphics
CADint -
Cadstar (Zuken) - CADSTAR: Price / Performance PCB design software | Zuken
CIRCAD - CIRCAD -- World's Greatest CAD Package
CircuitCREATOR - Schematic & PCB Design Software
Circuit Wizard, PCB wizard - Products - New Wave Concepts Limited
CSiEDA - (Korean)
CSiEDA - Circuit Design/Circuit Simulation (Spice) CAD for/printed circuit board design - CSi Global Alliance inc. (Japanese, English)
CR-5000 (Zuken) - CR-5000 - PCB design software | Zuken
DipTrace - DipTrace - Professional Schematic & PCB Design Software
Douglas CAD/CAM - Douglas Electronics: Professional Layout
Dreamcad - cqd`l@b`c@Ɓ@݌v (Japanese)
Eagle (Farnell/Newark) - CadSoft - Home of CadSoft EAGLE PCB Design Software- Best PCB Design Software
Easy-PC - Number One Systems :: Easy-PC Printed Circuit Design
EDWinXP - Visionics - "EDWinXP" The Integrated EDA Software
Expedition Enterprise (Mentor) - Printed Circuit Board Software - Expedition Enterprise - Mentor Graphics
ICADPCB (Fujitsu) - Integrated Computer Aided (ICAD) Integrated Computer Aided (ICAD) : Fujitsu Malaysia
Layo1 PCB - Welcome to Layo1 PCB
McCAD - Welcome to McCAD EDA Tools
Orcad (Cadence) - Cadence OrCAD Capture and Capture CIS
Osmond PCB - Osmond PCB (Only PCB)
Pads (Mentor) - PADS PCB Tools - Mentor Graphics
PCB Elegance - Merco electronics
Proteus PCB Design - Labcenter Electronics - Proteus PCB Design - Integrated EDA/CAD PCB Software
Pulsonix - Pulsonix :: Schematic Capture and PCB Layout
Rimu Schematics/PCB - Hutson Systems
Scooter PCB - HK-Datentechnik (German)
Sprint-Layout - Sprint-Layout
SuperCAD/SuperPCB - Mentala Products Page
Target 3001 - PCB Software, PCB CAD, PCB design, TARGET 3001! Schematic and PCB Design Software, Layout CAD, 3D, Freeware, Schaltplan und Platinen CAD/CAE, Simulation, Autorouter, Front Panel, Frontplatte, 3D Druck, Bestckung, Assembly (English, German, French)
TINA (DesignSoft) - Analog, Digital, Symbolic, RF, VHDL, MCU Circuit Simulation & PCB Design
Ultiboard (National Instruments) - NI Ultiboard ? Printed Circuit Board Layout and Routing - National Instruments
Vutrax - Vutrax Electronics CAD
WinCircuit -
WinQcad - Schematic & PCB design software
XL designer (Seetrax) - XLDesigner PCB Layout | Introduction

Free SW for PCB order service (no gerber files export)
ECAD Pro - PCB Design service and Fabrication | PCB prototype | PCB Design Software (gerber files $25/board)
Expresspcb - ExpressPCB - Free PCB layout software - Low cost circuit boards - Top quality PCB manufacturing
Pad 2 Pad - Pad2Pad - Custom Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer
PCB123 - PCB123 CAD Design Software Program | (gerber files $100/board)
PCB Artist - Free PCB Layout Software Download Webpage.
Target 3001 (PCB Pool edition) - Downloads - PCB-POOL.COM (gerber with proto)

Gerber tools
GCPrevue (Graphicode) - GraphiCode - Download GC-Prevue, free trials and current versions
GerberLogix - Free Gerber Viewer GerberLogix - for Gerber274x and Excellon data
gerbv - gerbv - A Free/Open Source Gerber Viewer
Viewplot - Welcome to ...For PCB Related Software;...Viewplot The Gerber Viewer & editor in one......PCB Elegance a professional layout package for a affordable price

PCB panelizing
CAM 350 - CAM350XL
FAB 3000 - FAB 3000 Gerber/CAM Solution - gerber viewer,gerber edit,gerber dfm,gerber file,odb++,gerber file viewer,gerber viewer freeware,gerber software,odb++ viewer,gerber cad/cam

Stripboard/Veroboard layout tools
DIY Layout Creator - Software : DIY Fever – Building my own guitars, amps and pedals
LochMaster - LochMaster
Stripboard Designer - StripBoard Designer free download. Design your electronic circuits on stripboards. StripBoard Designer makes it easy to break strips, jump wires and place components on stripboards. You can even draw your own components and save them in a library for
Stripboard Magic - Stripboard Magic - Marlborough Wi-Fi
Stripes -
VeeCAD - VeeCAD Home
VeroCAD - Download VeroCAD free 3 – Veroboard for prototyping circuits | Xtronic Free Electronic Circuits and Informations
VeroDes - VeroDes - Veroboard design software

Simulation - Free
5Spice - 5Spice circuit analysis and simulation software homepage - download your free copy now (not free for commercial use)
Cider - Cider
Circuit Simulator Applet - Circuit Simulator Applet (iPad/iPhone version available, iCircuit - NOT FREE)
Logisim - Logisim
LTpsiceIV (Linear Technology) - Linear Technology - Design Simulation and Device Models
Mindi (Microchip) - Mindi Circuit Designer & Simulator
Ngspice - Ngspice circuit simulator - Screenshots
Qucs - Qucs project: Quite Universal Circuit Simulator
TINA-TI (Texas Instruments) - SPICE-Based Analog Simulation Program - TINA-TI - TI Tool Folder
XSPICE - XSPICE from Georgia Tech

Simulation - Commercial
AIM Spice - AIM-Spice
B2 Spice - Beige Bag Software
Circuit Wizard - Products - New Wave Concepts Limited
ICAP/4, etc.. - Intusoft's Home on the Web: SPICE Simulation, Analog and Mixed-Signal Circuit Design Tools, Magnetics Transformer Design Software, and Test Program Software (Limited Free version available)
Micro Cap - Spectrum Software - Micro-Cap 10. Analog simulation, mixed mode simulation, and digital simulation software. SPICE and PSpice compatible circuit simulator. (Limited Free version available)
NI Multisim (National Instruments) - NI Multisim - National Instruments
PSpice (Cadence) - Cadence PSpice A/D and Advanced Analysis (Limited Free version available)
Super Spice (Anasoft) - AnaSoft - Analoge Simulation - SuperSpice (Limited Free version available)
TopSpice - TopSpice Circuit Simulator Copyright (c) 1991-2011 Penzar Development (Limited Free version available)
WinSpice - WinSpice Circuit Simulator
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Old 14th December 2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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Thank you friends, you guys helped me a lot
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Old 19th December 2011, 02:36 AM   #6
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Nice compiled list, gonna file that for later
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Old 19th December 2011, 07:17 AM   #7
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I like Micro Cap for simulations, and Altium for PCBs.
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