Back in my day, I saw a lot of people working with a package called pspice. Do a google search for it. I remember people could layout a bunch of components with it, and then simulate different volts and amps. I did not get deeply into it, however.
yeah, i downloaded the student version just after posting the thread, so is PSPICE the defacto industry standard?
if this is still a popular topic...
I attend West Virginia University and I am a Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering dual major.
Here at WVU, the professors have students download and submit all the porblems through pspice.
I transferred from Marshall University...
While there we used a program called
I think the newest version out is Multisim 8
I highly recommend this program if you can find a copy of it. I think its quite pricey though...
It is hands down the best program I have seen or used and the professor who used it at Marshall is one of the Chairs for the Field Exam to be certified into Electrical Engineering so I figure he would use the best there is.
Hi, I don't know if anyody is still reading this, but...
PSpice is used more to simulate Analogue circuits. During my undergraduate years I used MaxPlus II to simulate digital circuits. Since it's a very advanced programme, chances are that it is popularwithin the industry.
u canuse a software called proteus. it is very good in simulation but it is not much strict with the circuit rules. ie an led may not require a series resistance in simulation the software will not show any error.the trial version cannot save the design.