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what is the best computer software for electronics simulation?

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  1. i have heared about different kinds of computer softwares for
    electronics simulation. but i am wondering which one is the best, and
    the most practical. can anybody tell me which one i should install on
    my computer? i have heared about EWB, PROTEUS, PROTEL, P SPICE and
    many more... but which one i should start working with?
     
  2. It depends on your budget & other requirements. ( I liked EWB and P
    SPICE.)
    All the products mentioned by you are equally competitive.

    Karthik Balaguru
     
  3. I use Multisim
     
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Define 'best'.

    Graham
     
  6. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    Eeyore a écrit :
    Don't know what 'best' is, but I sure know that 'worst' is EWB (now
    Multisim).
     
  7. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  8. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    LT Spice. Free.

    John
     
  9. I have been quite happy with LTSpice. My thought is: Don't pay for
    anything until you exceed the capabilities of LTSpice.
     
  10. Joel Koltner

    Joel Koltner Guest

    Agreed, although I might add that everyone who become a proficient LTSpice
    user might want to download the freely available manuals for things like,
    e.g., PSpice to get some idea of what they're "missing."

    Unfortunately PSpice has been left to languish for years now by Cadence, with
    little or no improvements. :-( It still has a lot more features than LTspice,
    although LTspice also has the various proprietary devices used with switching
    power supplies that no other well-known SPICE has... not to mention that if
    you want to use Linear Devices' models for their switching controller ICs,
    LTspice is the only way to do it.
     
  11. Quite agreed. I used PSpice in grad school, and I may still have the
    5.25" floppy. Closer to home, I have had to look up SPICE language
    when inserting third party models into LTSpice, and trying to
    understand some of the subtleties.
     
  12. neon

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    BEWARE software simulation does not provide answers to troubles encounters as breadboards are biult. Therefore i find simulation a waste of valuable time and if trroubles arises reverting back to it even more wasted time.
     
  13. David Wright

    David Wright Guest

    If you cannot afford it C++ Builder and design your own simulators and other
    software. However, if you want quality, ask your employer to order a free
    demo first and try it out. As far as Xilinx freeware - forget it get
    quality if you can afford it. Otherwise you will be on the phone a lot with
    tech support.
     
  14. Guest

    Hi happy new year
     
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