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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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