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Electric: From Schematic To IC Layout

The moment you talk about electronic design automation tools, the mind jumps to the big three—Synopsys, Cadence and Mentor Graphics. While these perform your tasks more than perfectly, you need to...

Graphical Network Simulator that can Run on a Raspberry Pi

Here is a cool tool for learning and testing in a simulated environment. Use this open source and free tool to design and test your own network with various network hardware...

EEGLAB For Electrophysiological Signal Processing

EEGLAB is a GNU general-public-licensed MATLAB toolbox for processing electrophysiological data from electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and others. Users can perform tasks like independent component analysis (ICA), time/frequency analysis (TFA), artefact...

PCSCHEMATIC Automation: Focus Only On Designing Your Electrical Systems

Every design out there started off on a piece of paper. The glasses you might be wearing, the watch you do not use to tell the time anymore, the lampshade under...

FreeMat: A Free Alternative to MATLAB

FreeMat is an open source numerical computing environment and programming language that is similar to MATLAB and GNU Octave Dilin Anand Available under the GPL license, FreeMat is a free environment that has...

DipTrace For Your Schematic And PCB Design

The electronics industry is expanding like never before. But every application is dependent on that tiny block called printed circuit board (PCB), which is totally hidden by wires and connected devices....

Livewire: Wire Together, Make Your Circuit Live

A review on malavida.com terms Livewire as “a sophisticated electronic circuit board design and simulation software.” Stephen Smith, a user from the UK says, “I am currently using Livewire during my...

Software And Tools To Enrich Your Digital Electronic Utilities

Description UMHDL setup-2.0 IDE for learning HDLs UMHDL is an educational integrated development environment (IDE) intended for learning digital designing with programmable logic devices. By using hardware description languages (HDLs) through simulation,...

Dolphin Integration’s SLED, SMASH and SCROOGE

In this article we take a closer look at the three EDA solutions offered by Dolphin Integration: hierarchical schematic editor, SLED; mixed-signal simulator, SMASH; and its extension for power consumption analysis,...

PROTEUS For Electronic Design Automation

This generation (Gen Y, born between the 1980’s and the year 2000) constantly gets bored. It is forever looking for something new and exciting, and everyone is willing to try different...