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zamiaCAD: An Open Source Platform for Advanced Hardware Design

Computer-aided design (CAD) software basically makes use of a computer to assist in the creation, optimisation, analysis or modification of a design. From increasing the productivity level of the designer to...

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...

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...
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Escape Into The Fascinating World Of Control Simulation And Design

MPLAB X IDE MPLAB X integrated development environment (IDE) is a must-have open source software program. It is based on NetBeans IDE from Oracle. This software consists of the most recent advancements,...

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...

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...

Quite Universal Circuit Simulator: A Free Mixed Signal Electronic Circuit Simulator

Being a free electronic circuit simulator, this is an efficient tool for an electronics engineer to simulate analogue and digital systems as well as analyse their system behaviour. Jai Sachith Paul Circuit simulation...

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...

How Application-Specific Development Boards Help Designers

Using development boards to design a device makes the job simpler. While selecting the board, go for one that requires minimum changes for your application. However, for intense applications, something a...

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...

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