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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by lothario, Dec 12, 2004.

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  1. lothario

    lothario Guest

    What are your suggestions regarding free downloads which are available?
    For private/hobbyist use I can't justify the expense of commercial versions.

    Also what, if any, is the differencce between spice and pspice?
  2. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I just downloaded LTSpice (SwitcherCad III) last week and was doing some
    samples with it. It seems to have everything I need for the time being.

    One of the good benefits of LTSpice (and possibly other versions as well) is
    the capability of exporting diagrams to text files. Say you were having
    problems with a circuit -- simply export your diagram and post to the
    message board, where someone can re-construct your diagram exactly.

    It seems to be fairly intuitive, offering a lot of drop-in components that
    you can pre-select. Or, if you don't find your component, you can enter the
    custom parameters (e.g. for resistor, W, R, Tolerance, etc.)

    Hope that helps.
  3. See my notes and links to some 60 ECAD programs at
    several of which have Spice facilities in various flavours.

    Terry Pinnell
    Hobbyist, West Sussex, UK
  4. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    I like SIMetrix, the Intro version is enough for hobbyist circuits. .

    May not be very user friendly at start, IMHO it has still a little
    "nerdish" aspects, but when you learn it you like it!

    Also there's LTSpice which is very good.
    Chaos Master®, posting from Canoas, Brazil - 29.55° S / 51.11° W (GMT -2
    (BRST) / GMT -3 (BRT))

    "Two of the most famous products of Berkeley are LSD and Unix. I don't
    think that this is a coincidence." -- Anonymous
  5. - SuperSpice

    Kevin Aylward
    SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
    Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
    Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.
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