Software Reviews

Software Reviews

Guides and reviews on software tools.

eispice: When SPICE Says Hi To Python

eispice, a clone of Berkley SPICE 3 simulation engine. It is optimised for high-speed digital design and has a front-end backed, based and powered by Python. The design philosophy of Python lends...

PCB123 For Easier And Faster PCB Turnout

PCB123 is a software tool for printed circuit board (PCB) designing. Built with a robust feature set, with over 40-plus years of manufacturing, the tool helps you ease over the design...

eCos For Your Embedded OS

When the acronym for software tells you only what it is and nothing else, you can surely expect a no-nonsense approach from it. embedded Configurable operating system, or eCos, is the...

CometCAD: From Symbol To PCB Layout

CometCAD is a tool for creating circuit schematics and printed circuit boards (PCBs). With the tiny green board inside every electronic system deciding the complete functionality of the system, creating worthy...

Wiring: Open Source Platform For Microcontrollers

Hernando Barragán is not a name that you would recall easily. But you might recognise something that he helped create. While working on his Master’s thesis project, in 2004, Barragán created...

Make FPGA Based Wonders With Papilio Boards

We have come a long way today from the age of mainframe computers that took up an entire floor of a large building, or that famous joke about a Russian who...

Xyce: A Parallel Electronic Simulator

In this article we introduce Xyce, a SPICE-compatible parallel electronic circuit simulator developed at Sandia National Laboratories, USA. The software is capable of solving extremely-large circuit problems on large-scale parallel computing...

RapidSmith: A Java Based CAD Tool For Modern Xilinx FPGAs

The RapidSmith Project from Brigham Young University, USA, is a Java package that contains the tools and application program interfaces (APIs) for providing a unique platform to work out experimental ideas...
Raspberry Pi

Exciting Design Software and Raspberry Pi Operating Systems

Raspbian NOOBS New Out Of Box design software, or NOOBS, was introduced on June 13, 2013. It makes Raspberry Pi easier to use by simplifying the installation of an operating system (OS)....

Logic Friday For Combinatorial Digital Logic Design

Digital electronics rarely leaves you, no matter where you go. Right from the small register in your controller to the multiplexer that routes the signals in your circuit, it is present...

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