PICsim Alternatives

    PICsim is described as 'emulates a microcontroller PIC16F628/16F777/16F877A/18F452/18F4550/18F4620 and periferics such as USART and timers, the simulator architecture permit easy implementation of external elements in c language'. There are five alternatives to PICsim for Linux and Windows. The best alternative is Virtual Breadboard, which is free. Other great apps like PICsim are proteus VSM (Paid), SimulAVR (Free, Open Source), simavr (Free, Open Source) and Emulino (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 8, 2019

    1. It is a circuit simulator on a virtual breadboard. it supports virtual components like microcontrollers, TTL, graphical and alphanumerical LCDs and others in addition to virtual instruments and certainly the basic components (resistors, capacitors..).
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    2. A virtual simulation environment for electronic circuits with support of digital and analog devices. It also provides virtual instruments and virtual debugging tools.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The SimulAVR program is a simulator for the Atmel AVR family of microcontrollers. (ATtiny and ATmega) SimulAVR can be used either standalone or as a remote target for avr-gdb. There is a python- and TCL interface.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      simavr is a new AVR simulator for linux, or any platform that uses avr-gcc. It uses avr-gcc's own register definition to simplify creating new targets for supported AVR devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Emulino is an emulator for the Arduino platform by Greg Hewgill, originally found on emulino: arduino cpu emulator.
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