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    iCircuit Alternatives

    iCircuit is described as 'Its advanced simulation engine can handle both analog and digital circuits and features realtime always-on analysis. It is the perfect companion to students, hobbyists, and engineers' and is a Circuit Simulator in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to iCircuit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is KiCad, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iCircuit are Fritzing (Paid, Open Source), Circuit JS (Free, Open Source), QUCS (Free, Open Source) and LibrePCB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 21, 2022

    1. KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA) - designing schematics of electronic circuits and printed circuit boards (PCB). KiCad is developed by Jean-Pierre Charras.
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      to design circuits, as well as so called "layouts", be it PCB or stripboard or breadboard... very-very handy a tool, very complex but very simple to use.
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    2. This is a javascript electronic circuit simulator. When the applet starts up you will see an animated schematic of a simple LRC circuit. The green color indicates positive voltage. The gray color indicates ground. A red color indicates negative voltage.
      Most users think Circuit JS is a great alternative to iCircuit.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      The Quite Universal Circuit Simulator (QUCS) is an integrated circuit simulator allowing the simulation and graphical presentation of results of large-signal, small-signal and noise behavior in circuits.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      LibrePCB is a free EDA software to develop printed circuit boards. It’s currently under heavy development to bring out first stable releases as soon as possible.
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    3. LTspice IV is a high performance Spice III simulator, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of switching regulators.
    4. This electronic circuit simulator is highly interactive giving the feeling of playing with real components. It's very helpful for experimentation and visualization. It's a desktop version of the Circuit JS.
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    5. The Cadence OrCAD product line provides affordable, high-performance PCB design tools that boost productivity for smaller design teams and individual PCB designers.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
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      • Kindle Fire
      Design and simulate electronic circuits! All joking aside, this time you will understand how electronic circuits work. "I stumbled upon some serious gold" - GeekBeat.
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