Multisim Alternatives

    Multisim is described as 'software integrates industry-standard SPICE simulation with an interactive schematic environment to instantly visualize and analyze electronic circuit behavior' and is a Circuit Simulator in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Multisim for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Circuit JS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Multisim are QUCS (Free, Open Source), LTspice (Free), Ktechlab (Free, Open Source) and OrCAD (All Products) (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 5, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Its a good basic tool, but once doing anything past the pure basics its falls short really fast.
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      • 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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    2. 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.
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      • Linux
      KTechLab is an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics. It supports circuit simulation, program development for microcontrollers and simulating the programmed microcontroller together with its application circuit.
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    3. The Cadence OrCAD product line provides affordable, high-performance PCB design tools that boost productivity for smaller design teams and individual PCB designers.


    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. PCB Design Software.
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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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    6. 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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      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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