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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by shibas, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. shibas


    Feb 13, 2013
    Which is the best electronic ciruit simulation software currently available?
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    There is no such thing as the best circuit simulator software.

    Every software has it's advantages and it's drawbacks. To find the software best suited to your expectations and needs, you will have to define the requirements and/or limits.

    An example: A software may be free (good for your purse), but may be limited in features (bad if you need them). Or it may have all the features you want (good for you), but be expensive to buy (bad for your purse).

    Personally, I use LTSPICE IV. This is software of the first kind:
    - free
    - rather limited library of components

    But it has all the typical SPICE features plus a graphical editor and waveform analyzer. Missing models can be integrated manually into the existing LTSPICE IV libraries or you can add you own libraries.
  3. ICGengineerTech


    Aug 15, 2012
    OrCAD is easy enough to learn but it can get really complicated the more you learn.

  4. ICGengineerTech


    Aug 15, 2012
    Electronic Workbench works easy too and it is much cheaper.

    The thing is as Harald Kapp said above, each has it's ups and downs. But mainly they all take a lot of tweaking to get working properly.

  5. techna


    Jan 18, 2013
    If you need microprocessor & microcontroller simulation software, Proteus is a good one.
  6. Rleo6965


    Jan 22, 2012
    Circuit Wizard for beginners.

    LtSpice IV for experienced in Electronics.
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