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Gnu Electronics Design Automation Tools 2014-01-12

gEDA gnu open source electronics design automation pcb schematic capture board

  1. The Dude
    Windows, Linux and Mac
    Gnu Electronics Design Automation (gEDA) is an open source collection of graphical user interfaces to do things like:
    1. Schematic Capture - drawing schematics (gSchem)
    2. PCB Layout - making printed circuit boards from schematics(pcb)
    3. Footprints, Layouts, Symbols: All the parts from all the manufacturers are contained in a single website which is searchable. Just download the parts you want and open them in gSchem.
    4. Pick and Place and Drill holes: gerbv is a gerber viewer. Gerber files are typically output by a PCB CAD tool (such as the gEDA Project's PCB), and are sent to a PCB manufacturer who uses the files for manufacturing Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).
    5. Simulation and synthesis (HDL): (Icarus) is a verilog runner. It is most commonly used in the design and verification of digital circuits at the register-transfer level of abstraction. It is also used in the verification of analog circuits and mixed-signal circuits.
    6. Wave Viewer: (GTKWave) is used for simulating an oscilloscope and generating timing diagrams based on verilog files.
    I've successfully used these tools and it's very impressive. I was creating the same things people were making in Eagle but with better finished results.
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  1. Mark Carew
    Mark Carew
    5/5,
    Version: 2014-01-12
    Thank you!