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Newbie Nerd (software recommendation?)

Postby FloppyDog » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:11 pm

Hi, just registered and I really like this site! My real job is Artist/Photographer but to make ends meet I work as a mechanical engineer.

I have little training/experience in electronics but do know a few basics since having a couple of quarters of electronic theory while in school several years ago. I've build a few simple projects, and some of the products I design at work are automated so I do run into the need for some electronic understanding from time to time.

My question: Can anyone recommend a good circuit simulation program? Preferably cheap/free and is up-to-date enough to run on my laptop which has Windows 7. I used PADS when it first came out, but that was "back in the day" and students got free copies. I remember it was VERY cool having this software to use, and we got extra credit if we did our weekly breadboard project on it and brought in a print.

Thank you in advance.... ;)
regards,
Steve
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Postby pebe » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:13 pm

Hi Steve,

LT Spice is the one I use. It's good and it's free.
Download it from here:-

http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/
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Postby FloppyDog » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:57 pm

Excellent! Thanks! :D
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Steve
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Postby Gino Dennis » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:00 am

pebe wrote:Hi Steve,

LT Spice is the one I use. It's good and it's free.
Download it from here:-

http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/

Thank you, i also look for it to test my flasher circuit. :D
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