Just got my first arduino and I'm going to ask a few questions here in the future, I'm sure. Browsing through, I see some decent images of circuit designs, and I'm wondering what people are using or would suggest.
I'm hoping to find something free (this is a hobby, not work) that:
* Generates or allows you to create decent looking schematics for review by other people
* Does simulation. Not perfect, but PWM signals, transistors, handle saturation and switching speeds, etc
Bonus if it can do PCB design and optimization :).
Double bonus if it works both in Linux and Windows (I can easily switch to either OS if a good program warrants it).
So how about it? What are you folks using?
"I" personally do not know or have used an all-in-one program with everything you asked about..
but for most schematic and pcb/layout design stuff.. I taught myself a bit about Eagle.. which seems to be a widely used program by many.. with many tutorials/support..etc..
(was a bit 'odd' at first.. but now I really enjoy it)
Others have used KiCad, DipTrace..and a few others..
for SIM software.. not to sure to be honest..(like to find some nice, and easy one myself if intuitive enough to use)
I remember this older one:
Also for graphical diagrams and I think other features (pcb design/schematics too?)...
I like to use Fritzing (http://fritzing.org/) to post diagram of how things are physically wired up with my Arduino/components..
Thanks to both of you. I'll give them a shot and see what works best for me!
TI offers a customized version of TINA on its website. Quite capable of a spice simulator.