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 This text does not provide much in the way of historical background to the Electronic principles or concepts presented here. Those readers interested in such background are encouraged to search out the history of Electronics. This text does not provide much in the way of historical background to the Electronic principles or concepts presented here. Those readers interested in such background are encouraged to search out the history of Electronics.
  
-A few words on freely available SPICE like simulator software platforms. ​In this book we provide example schematic files compatible with the open source simulation environment, ​Qucs (Quite Universal Circuit Simulator). Qucs is a circuit simulator with graphical user interface. The software aims to support all kinds of circuit simulation types, e.g. DC, AC, S-parameter,​ Transient, Noise and Harmonic Balance analysis. Pure digital simulations are also supported. ​+A few words on freely available SPICE like simulator software platforms. Qucs (Quite Universal Circuit Simulator) is a circuit simulator with graphical user interface. The software aims to support all kinds of circuit simulation types, e.g. DC, AC, S-parameter,​ Transient, Noise and Harmonic Balance analysis. Pure digital simulations are also supported. ​
  
 A popular standalone version of Spice is Ngspice, a mixed-level/​mixed-signal circuit simulator. Its code is based on three open source software packages: Spice3f5, Cider1b1 and Xspice. This package does not generally include Schematic Capture in the bundle. A front end software tool such as the Electric VLSI Design System or TinyCAD is needed to create simulation netlists for the circuit. A popular standalone version of Spice is Ngspice, a mixed-level/​mixed-signal circuit simulator. Its code is based on three open source software packages: Spice3f5, Cider1b1 and Xspice. This package does not generally include Schematic Capture in the bundle. A front end software tool such as the Electric VLSI Design System or TinyCAD is needed to create simulation netlists for the circuit.
    
-There are certain other "​freely available"​ (but not open source) simulation tools such as the Analog Devices Edition of Multisim provided by ADI and National Instruments,​ LTSpice ​which is available from Linear Technology. The Student ​version of PSpice, provided by Cadence, is also commonly used in Universities and is the choice of many instructorsIn this book we do not provide ready made schematics for any of these non-open source tools.+There are certain other "​freely available"​ (but not open source) simulation tools. In addition to the example Labs which accompany this book, we provide example schematic files compatible with the SIMetrix simulation environment. The free Intro version of SIMetrix ​is distributed by SIMetrix Technologies Ltd. Analog Devices offers ​the ADsimPE simulator which is based on SIMetrixThe included Lab schematic material was created using version 7.1 of the Intro SIMetrix software and should be compatible with ADsimPE.
  
-=====Web Links:=====+The Student version of PSpice, provided by Cadence, is also commonly used in Universities and is the choice of many instructors. In this book we do not provide ready made schematics for any of these non-open source tools.
  
-Qucs (Quite Universal Circuit Simulator):\\ +=====Software Links:​===== 
-http://​qucs.sourceforge.net/​+ 
 +**SIMetrix/​SIMPLIS Intro**. SIMetrix/​SIMPLIS Intro is a free version of the program with no license or copying restrictions. Virtually all features are enabled but a circuit size limit applies. The limits for the Intro versions are generous enough for them to be used for real work. 
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 +http://​www.simetrix.co.uk/​site/​index.html 
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 +**ADIsimPE:​**\\ 
 +  -  Extensive library of ADI IC models and application schematics.\\ 
 +  -  Full schematics capture and editing capabilities with easy waveform viewing and analysis.\\ 
 +  -  SPICE mode SIMetrix simulation ideal for op-amps, references, Linear Regulators, and more.\\ 
 +  -  SIMPLIS mode simulation optimized for switching power supplies, PLLs, and more.\\ 
 +  -  Integration capability with ADIsimPower design tools.\\ 
 +  -  Supported by EngineerZone. 
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 +http://​www.analog.com/​en/​content/​adisimpe/​fca.html 
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 +**Fritzing** is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. 
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 +http://​fritzing.org/​home/​ 
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 +Other public domain circuit simulation or schematic entry software packages: 
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 +**Qucs Quite Universal Circuit Simulator.** 
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 +Qucs is an integrated circuit simulator with the ability to setup a circuit with a graphical user interface (GUIand simulate the large-signal,​ small-signal and noise behavior of the circuit. After the simulation has finished the simulation results can be viewed on a presentation page or window. 
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 +http://​qucs.sourceforge.net/​index.html
  
 NgSpice (Circuit Simulation)\\ NgSpice (Circuit Simulation)\\
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 TinyCAD (Schematic Capture / net listing)\\ TinyCAD (Schematic Capture / net listing)\\
 http://​sourceforge.net/​apps/​mediawiki/​tinycad/​index.php?​title=Main_Page http://​sourceforge.net/​apps/​mediawiki/​tinycad/​index.php?​title=Main_Page
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-ADI/NI Multisim: (Schematic Capture / net listing / circuit simulation)\\ ​ 
-http://​www.analog.com/​en/​content/​CU_multisim_SPICE_program_download/​fca.html 
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-LTC LTSpice: (Schematic Capture / net listing / circuit simulation)\\ 
-http://​www.linear.com/​designtools/​software/​ 
  
 Cadence/ OrCAD PSpice 9.1 Student version: (Schematic Capture / net listing / circuit simulation)\\ Cadence/ OrCAD PSpice 9.1 Student version: (Schematic Capture / net listing / circuit simulation)\\
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