Micro-Cap Alternatives

    Micro-Cap is described as 'Integrated schematic editor and simulator' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Micro-Cap 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 Micro-Cap are Circuit Simulator (Free, Open Source), QUCS (Free, Open Source), LibrePCB (Free, Open Source) and Autodesk EAGLE (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jan 10, 2020

    1. The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production.
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      • Online
      We build the pickaxes of hardware engineering. Ideation tools, schematic capture, PCB layout, design hosting, parts library management, and affordable prototyping.
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    2. Proteus PCB design combines the schematic capture and ARES PCB layout programs to provide a powerful, integrated and easy to use suite of tools for professional PCB Design.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      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.
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    3. Sketch, simulate, and share your circuits, entirely in your browser -- no install required. Easy schematic capture and powerful SPICE-like, mixed-mode circuit simulation helps EE students, electronics hobbyists, and electrical engineers design faster.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      The World’s Most Powerful Free Schematic and PCB Layout
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    4. NI Circuit Design Suite software improves the PCB design process by integrating capture, simulation, and layout into a single toolchain with NI Multisim and Ultiboard software.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      Schematics.com empowers engineers to design, share, and collaborate on circuit design online.
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    5. Autodesk Circuits empowers you to bring your ideas to life with free, easy to use online tools.

      Discontinued

      No longer, free download of eagle is available though as a link!

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ngspice is a mixed-level/mixed-signal circuit simulator. Its code is based on three open source software packages: Spice3f5, Cider1b1 and Xspice. Ngspice is part of gEDA project, a full GPL'd suite of Electronic Design Automation tools.
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