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Friday, July 09, 2010

Virtual Breadboard - Test Embedded Systems

VirtualBreadboard(VBB) is for designing and testing embedded software in high-level interactive circuit simulations and rapidly prototyping hardware from those designs.

Virtual Breadboard - Test Embedded Systems

Compared to other simulators many people find the high level approach taken VBB easier to use and much faster to model and test out new ideas and circuit variations.

Virtual Breadboard - Test Embedded Systems

VBB electronic circuit components are modeled at the function block level and are wired together to create a real-time interactive circuit simulation representing the whole embedded application.

VBB does not use SPICE. SPICE is better suited to subcircuit designs whereas VBB is concerned with merging multiple subcircuits treating each subcircuit as a self contained function block.

Supports expansion with the VBB4Arduino, PicMicro, Firmata and Fritzing lifetime licenses. Free to download and use in design mode but virtualization requires at least one of the licenses to be activated. - 2017

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Flextek Electronics - Electronic Solutions

"Flextek Electronics has extensive expertise in electronic controls, closed-loop control systems, embedded real-time controllers, analog circuits and power management, as well as software development."

Flextek Electronics - Electronic Solutions

CLOZD Loop Controller Chip - Flextek Electronics

CLOZD Loop Controller Chip - Flextek Electronics

"CLOZD is a patented control chip that is versatile and easy to use. Just select the desired timing configuration through pin settings and quickly close a loop around a power supply, motor drive, lamp, heater, fan, TEC, valve, actuator, or amplifier."

Friday, July 02, 2010

AutoTRAX EDA and Design Express

Powerful integrated Electronic Design Suites for Electronic Engineers. It includes Schematic Capture Software, Spice Simulation and PCB Design Software.

AutoTRAX EDA and Design Express

"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 Open Source EDA

Kicad is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork.

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.

KiCad Schematic

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 PCB

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.
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