What software Sparkfun uses

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priit
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What software Sparkfun uses

Post by priit » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:16 am

As I understand Sparkfun uses EAGLE for pcb design? What soft is used for schematics and simulation?
There seems to be no single good all purpose tool.

TCWORLD
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Re: What software Sparkfun uses

Post by TCWORLD » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:45 pm

Eagle is used for schematics aswell.

macegr
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Re: What software Sparkfun uses

Post by macegr » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:43 pm

Simulation is not always used or needed during the design process. If used at all, it is typically to test behavior of analog sections before prototyping. Full designs are pretty much never simulated. The vast majority of ICs available have no simulation models available, so simulation would only be useful for circuits involving discrete semiconductors, op-amps, etc.

AndyC_772
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Re: What software Sparkfun uses

Post by AndyC_772 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:55 pm

If you're interested in simulation, LTSpice is free from Linear Technology. I use it regularly.

priit
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Re: What software Sparkfun uses

Post by priit » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:25 am

Its very encouraging to read this. At first when I started with electronics I attempted to simulate the whole schema. The more I start to understand general principles the less I want to simulate.

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