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Piklab: An IDE for PIC Microcontroller

Piklab is an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for applications devised on Microchip PIC and digital signal processor IC (dsPIC) microcontroller (MCU) that can be compiled only with Qt on...

Create PostScript And Netlist Using XCircuit

With so many design tools and features, it is really difficult to identify which design tool to select without knowing about its features, working ability and advantages. Above all, the most...

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...

Modelling With Modelica In OpenModelica

You are trying to rig up a simple circuit. A signal source, power supply and a few passive components are all you need. I am sure you would prefer simulating it...

Oscilloscope: Get The Best At The Best Price

Are you planning to buy an oscilloscope? Pause and read this article first, because it might help you get complete value for your money. When you look at the latest generation...

GNU Radio: An Open Source Software Radio Ecosystem

We cannot include software defined radios (SDRs) among the latest concepts evolved in wireless communication. Software radios have been present for more than three decades. However, many processes that were considered...

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...

Resistor Calculator 1.0.6

Presented here is a simple, easy-to-use freeware for Windows that saves a lot of time and effort in determining the colour code of resistors and resistance values required for LED circuits Dilin...

eSim for Circuit Design, Simulation, Analysis and PCB Design

In this article we take a look at eSim, a powerful open source software for integrated electronic design applications including circuit design, simulation, analysis and PCB design. The software is built...

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,...