Monday, July 11, 2011
See a 3D View of your Eagle Cad Layout
On Panel PCB's Like front/back panels. Usability errors may become visible in this simulation. Connector and wiring layout can be better judged on 3D and strain relief and cable management can be planned in power electronics designs.
In sensitive analog circuits; thermal, leakage or guard rings can be inspected. In RF circuits; the shielding, tracks and components can be studied for unwanted coupling, crosstalk or leakage. Finally safety factors also can be judged keeping the enclosure 3d or cabinet in hand.
Now we have low cost 3D CNC prototype makers. Rapid prototyping - additive or laser erosion. You can probably use this as a input for such a machine. Then you can fix it in a cabinet and complete the Mechanical Simulation. This will save wastage of parts, time and pcb's during prototyping.
A 3D Simulated View from Guido Fischer. More information about this board in German at Arthernet - AVR Ethernet Modul
Monday, July 04, 2011
This is a framework for interactive simulation on OO Java. Consists of a graphical editor, the discrete-event based simulation engine(s), libraries of simulation components, a design and library browser, and tools like waveform viewer and scripting shell..
It is a tool for teaching basic digital systems design, and for research on system-simulation and hardware/software-cosimulation. All simulation models, signal types, and the simulation kernels can be subclassed, so that Hades can be used for other applications as well, not limited to digital electronics.
"The current version of the Hades editor also includes a runtime flag to switch to view-mode: while all of the simulation functions and the option to change component parameters remain active, the editor disables all commands that change the circuit structure. Therefore, view-mode is ideal to let the user play with pre-defined circuits."
Friday, October 08, 2010
EDA/CAE/CAD software - CADint PCB, ELECTRA Autorouter with Schematic Entry and 3D Board View as well.
Schematic capture - Draw hierarchical schematic diagrams with an unlimited number of pages
PCB Design - Powerful layout features include net guidelines, manual trace routing with optional mitering or bezier curves, pin and group swap, automatic via generation, trace length and impedance calculators…
Amazing 3D PCB visualization - The CADint 3D Viewer allows you to view your board from any angle at nearly any magnification. Vertical clearance constraints for components can easily be visualized, as can any aspect of the PCB itself.
CADint Freeware you get all the power of CADint PCB for small projects. Layouts are limited to 100 pads and schematic diagrams are limited to 350 nodes.
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Powerful integrated Electronic Design Suites for Electronic Engineers. It includes Schematic Capture Software, Spice Simulation and PCB Design Software.
"They have all the features you expect and need to rapidly and easily take your design from conception through to production. Its in-built hierarchical project manager lets you perform both top-down and bottom-up design and reuse design components and sub-systems."
|From Hyper Embedded - Microcontroller ASIC and EDA|
"Once you have created your schematic capture design you can rapidly simulate its analog performance using the built-in virtual instruments such as oscilloscopes and signal generators."
Thursday, July 01, 2010
KiCad EDA Software Suite
Designed and written by Jean-Pierre Charras, a researcher at LIS (Laboratoire des Images et des Signaux) and a teacher in IUT de Saint Martin d'Hères.(France), in the field of electrical engineering and image processing.
The electrical rules check (ERC) automatically verifies your schematic connections. It checks for output pin conflicts, missing drivers and unconnected pins.
KiCad comes bundled with a vast library of symbols, footprints, and matching 3D models. They are community maintained so they never stop improving.
Make professional PCB layouts with up to 32 copper layers. This modern tool will help you lay out your board faster. As you draw your track, it pushes forward traces that are in the way. If that is not possible, your track will be rerouted around obstacles.
KiCad consists of ..
- kicad - the project manager
- eeschema - the schematic editor.
- cvpcb - the footprint selector for components used in the circuit design.
- pcbnew - the PCB layout program.
- gerbview - the Gerber (photoplotter documents) viewer.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Ansoft Designer is the foundation for a highly accurate design flow that allows users to precisely model and simulate complex analog, RF, and mixed-signal applications and perform signal-integrity analysis and system verification of high-performance IC/package/board designs..
This flexible, easy-to-use software includes schematic capture and layout editing, netlist generation and sophisticated data visualization and analysis tools.
ANSYS Emag - This software addresses the analysis needs of the low-frequency electromagnetics industry, including electric motors, relays, solenoids, toroids, induction heating, accelerators, geophysical/medical instruments and magnet design.
ANSYS Iceboard - This software provides thermal analysis tools for simulating PC boards (PCBs).
ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to foresee how product designs will behave and how manufacturing processes will operate in real-world environments....