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Computer aided design (CAD). Electronic Design Automation (EDA) 


SPICE-based simulation

Proteus

Proteus from Labcenter Electronics (commercial) is a virtual laboratory and SPICE-based simulation of electronic circuits. Analogue electronics, digital circuits and microcontrollers simulation, all in one.

Available at the EETAC.

 Examples

Multisim

Multisim from National Instruments (commercial) is the schematic capture and simulation program designed for schematic entry, simulation, and feeding to downstage steps, such as PCB layout. 

Available at the UPC. Instructions on how to setup the software.

 

Numerical engines

WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha. A powerful computing tool available from Wolfram Research.

Examples

HADES

HADES Java applets, a framework for interactive simulation from Univertity of Hamburg. Here it is more information on how to use and install it.

Minimisation of logic functions

Minilog

Minilog.exe

(© W.M.J. de Valk). Minimisation program (source Wikipedia EXPRESSO).

friday

Logic Friday. Logic Friday takes the help of Espresso logic design minimiser to efficiently reduce the functions in your electronic design. Instead of using the traditional Karnaugh map method of min term reduction, the program manipulates the function iteratively to give a closely approximated result, eliminating redundancy. (ref.)

Lattice EDA tools for CPLD and FPGA

Diamond

Lattice Semiconductor Diamond.

Classic

Lattice Semiconductor ispLEVER Classic.

 

 

Xilinx EDA tools for CPLD and FPGA

ISE

ISE. Download and use the version 14.7 (2013). (ref). ISim is the integrated VHDL simulator that will be used to check our designs.

The Adept application is for downloading the configuration bit file to the board. The latest version for windows is v2.19.2.

Adept

 

VIVADO

Vivado is the new EDA tool from Xilinx to cover the newer FPGA

Intel EDA tools for CPLD and FPGA

Quartus Prime 

Intel Quartus Prime. Download and use the version 19.1 (2020). ModelSim Intel Starter Edition is the integrated VHDL simulator that will be used to check our designs.

Example

 

 

Microcontroller programming environment

MPLABX

Microchip. MPLABX Integrated Development Environment (IDE). XC8 C compiler.

XC8