Engineering & Scientific Software
Schematic Capture, Layout, Block Diagram
Manufacturers & Services
Schematic capture, layout, block diagram software listed here is used not for simulating circuit and/or system performance, but for documentation and publication. The software can take the form of specialized packages for documenting electrical and mechanical assemblies, to simple graphics drawing software. All modern word processing programs even have pretty good drawing features. Generally, price correlates directly to the capability of the software.|
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El Segundo, CA
Tel (310) 726-3000
AWR, the innovation leader
in high-frequency EDA, provides software solutions that maximize user productivity for the design of high-frequency
ICs and communications systems for the aerospace / defense, semiconductor, computer, consumer electronics, and telecommunications
Free Trial Downloads Available
– complete RF and microwave software for IC design, from integrated microwave assemblies to MMICs and everything
Visual System Simulator™ – RF/wireless communication systems software for end-to-end
design of today's complex communication and radar systems.
Office® - high-frequency analog/RFIC software for the design of RF and analog ICs.
– 3D planar EM simulation of passive components on RF PCBs, modules, LTCCs, MMICs, RFICs, and antennas.
- 3D FEM EM simulator for passive interconnect on chip (MMIC), its related packaging, as well as RF circuit boards.
(+49) 04222 | 94 66 70 | Germany
Produces of high quality, low cost engineering software. sPlan for schematic entry. SprintLayout for PCB layout. FrontDesigner for designing equipment front panels. LochMaster for prototype board layout. ProfiLab for measurement systems (kind of LabView Lite).
AC Microwave, GmbH (now CST Computer Simulation Technology)
508-665-4400 | Framingham, MA
CST STUDIO SUITE™ - comprises CST’s full 3D electromagnetic simulation as well as other tools, dedicated to specific problems such as cable harness or EM/circuit co-simulation. Antenna Magus – the first antenna design tool of its kind – has a huge database of antennas that can be explored to find, design and export models of designed antennas to CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®.
Advanced Microcomputer Systems
800-319-3599 | Sunrise, FL
CircuitCreator is an extremely affordable schematic design and capture, circuit simulation, full interactive symbol editor, professional PCB design and layout, and automatic routing. All in a single, integrated, complete product.
412-261-3200 | Pittsburgh, PA
Ansoft Designer is the seamless solution for physics-based RF, high-speed, & communication design. By linking physical attributes to electrical performance, Ansoft Designer makes it possible to get it right the first time. With Ansoft's Solver on Demand technology & seamless integration, the software eliminates design risk & uncertainty by providing engineers with the information necessary to make correct decisions during all stages of the design process.
APLAC Corporation (now AWR)
+358 9 540 450 00 | Espoo, Finland
APLAC Solutions was acquired by Applied Wave Research. AWR-APLAC is the developer of APLAC analog and RFIC circuit simulator. APLAC simulator is now integrated into AWR's Analog and Microwave office design tools.
Applied Wave Research (AWR)
310-726-3000 | El Segundo, CA
High-frequency EDA products for the design of wireless telecom equipment, semiconductors, high-speed computers, networking systems, automotive mobility systems, & a variety of other products. Microwave Office, Analog Office, Visual System Simulator, APLAC, Axiem.
Artwork Conversion Software, Inc
831-426-6163 | Santa Cruz, CA
CAD translators, postprocessors & plotter drivers.
415-507-5000 | San Rafael, CA
AutoCAD electrical, mechanical, OEM.
831-688-8919 | Aptos, CA
TraceSim transmission line simulator, and LinkCAD file format translator.
Beta LAYOUT, Ltd
408-961-8673 | San Jose, CA
FREE layout/simulation program.
Cadence Design Systems
800-746-6223 | San Jose, CA
OrCad PCB layout, Linear simulator.
800-858-8355 | Delray Beach, FL
Eagle - tool for designing printed circuit boards (PCBs).
Capilano Computing Systems, Ltd
800-444-9064 | Canada
DesignWorks Professional - Schematic Capture, Windows, Mac OS 9 & Mac OSX, LogicWorks - interactive circuit design tool intended for teaching & learning digital logic. With DesignWorks Express you can draw, save, edit and print complete, professional circuit diagrams using powerful features like bussing, multi-level Undo/Redo, and automatic gate packaging.
Computer Simulation Technology (CST)
508-665-4400 | Framingham , MA
Microwave Studio is a specialist tool for the 3D EM simulation of high frequency components. Microstripes is a powerful 3D electromagnetic simulation tool, used extensively for solving challenging radiation problems including complex antenna structures, installed performance, EMC/EMI/E3 issues. Design Studio is a versatile tool that facilitates 3D EM/circuit co-simulation and synthesis. Antenna Magus is the first antenna design tool of its kind - has a huge database of antennas that can be explored to find, design and export models of designed antennas to Microwave Studio.
Eagleware-Elanix Purchased by Agilent
678-291-0995 | Norcross, GA
GENESYS suites: simulation, synthesis, and instrument interface products, advanced simulation and modeling: SPECTRASYS, HARBEC, EMPOWER/ML, etc, synthesis: advanced T/LINE, A/FILTER, EQUALIZE, FILTER, MATCH, M/FILTER, OSCILLATOR, S/FILTER, SIGNAL CONTROL, instrument interface: TESTLINK, SystemView by Elanix.
Electronics Workbench National Instruments
800-263-5552 | Cheektowaga, NY
Multicap capture program, suitable for pure schematic entry, driving simulation, or feeding PCB layout, Multisim integrated desktop design entry & simulation system, Ultiboard PCB layout, Ultiroute autorouting & autoplacement tool, Commsim used for modeling end-to-end communication systems at the signal or physical level.
RFSim99 schematic capture, S parameter files, stability circles, auto match, filter designer, attenuator designer and RF Calculator, free.
ACS designs, develops and sells Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools for RF and microwave engineering
applications. ACS's main product is the
circuit simulator and RF Tools products. LINC2 runs on versions of MS Windows for the PC and compatibles.
- Standard & Pro, are linear circuit simulators that include a suite of design and synthesis tools
seamlessly integrated into one program for the ultimate experience in the automated design of RF and microwave circuits.
LINC2 Pro Features:
• Circuit Synthesis
• Accurate Simulation
• Optimization •
Statistical Yield Analysis
• Large Component Library - More than
30,000 Device Files
NEW! -- Visual System Architect --:
• Gain, NF, IP2/3, P1dB, etc. • Table or Graph
LINC2 in Industry - Used by top tier
** All products include FREE technical support!**
Intercept Technology, Inc
404-352-0111 | Atlanta, GA
RF components map directly to the models used in HP EEsof's ADS, MDS, & Series IV. PANTHEON - PCB | Hybrid | MCM design application with geometry generation, component placement & routing, area fill, test points, split power planes, RF & hybrid design, & artwork creation/verification; MOZAIX - schematic capture application for rapid design entry - a single top-down & bottom-up hierarchical design application; PALINDROME - one-of-a-kind reverse-engineering product that allows a layout-driven design to back annotate PCB changes & additions to the schematic; INTERFACES - offers many schematic, autorouter, high speed, & RF interfaces to keep the design process flexible & easy.
310-329-3295 | Gardena CA
ICAP/4 analog & mixed-signal simulation software, IsSpice4 Server - configurable multi-kernel IsSpice4 SPICE simulation, primarily intended for client-server networking applications.
+44 (0)1889 508094 | England
AutoTRAX schematic capture, simulation, layout, autorouting.
800-547-3000 | Wilsonville, OR
SystemVision mixed-signal modeling & simulation environment using the power of VHDL-AMS & SPICE to verify control & mechatronic systems, includes graphical design entry, VHDL-AMS modeling & library tools, leading-edge simulation technology, powerful waveform viewing & analysis tools, HyperLynx - signal integrity & EMI analysis, PowerPCB design environment for complex, high-speed printed circuit boards, shape-based, rules-driven design layout solution.
QuickSmith Nathan Iyer
RF Micro Devices
Very nice FREE Smith Chart program.
0091-011-43022506 | Delhi, India
Industry's first RF and Microwave simulator with circuit synthesis using evolutionary algorithms.
Protel (Altium Limited)
800-544-4186 | Provo, UT
Protel 2004 features hierarchical, multi-channel schematic capture for both PCB & FPGA implementation, mixed-signal simulation, & signal integrity analysis, through to rules-driven board layout, Situs Topological autorouting & CAM file checking & editing.
RF Cascade Workbook 2005 extensive Excel spreadsheet, RF Workbench block diagram level RF system simluator, Up/Downconverter, Spurious Analysis, Budget - best value out there, RF Component Stencils for Visio, Smith Chart for Visio, EIA Equipment Rack Stencils for Visio, EIA Tube Bases for Visio, RF Cafe Online Calculators.
General purpose engineering calculator by MilMega - includes table of physical constants, component parameter calculators (capacitance, inductance, resonance, pads), multiple transmission line calculators.
425-369-6000 | Issaquah, WA
ShapeSource.com is the best resource for Microsoft Visio shapes and add-on products. This site contains shapes for free download and for sale that are useful for many business and technical diagrams.
Stone Pillar Technologies
408-295-6478 | San Jose, CA
TestChipBuilder provides a complete environment for automating the layout and placement of on-chip RF structures for test chip creation or as simulation input. TestChipBuilder makes it easy to optimize RF structures by automatically generating dozens or hundreds of variations of library structures such as inductors, transformers, and capacitors or unique user-defined structures.
626-471-9700 | Monrovia, CA
Enable designers to move rapidly from concept to silicon by enabling the design, layout, and verification of analog/mixed-signal ICs, ASICs, and MEMS. Tanner EDA solutions offer designers the perfect combination of price and performance to meet any design challenge. The company's solutions include tools for: Schematic Capture: S-Edit, Simulation: T-Spice, W-Edit Physical Layout: L-Edit, Verification: HiPer Verify, L-Edit Standard DRC, L-Edit LVS, and more Parasitic Layout Extraction: HiPer PX, 2D and 3D parasitic layout extraction.
The Math Works
508-647-7000 | Natick, MA
MatLab high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numerical computation. RF Blockset to design and simulate the behavior of RF systems and components in a wireless system. RF Toolbox to design and analyze networks of RF components.
VerIC Systems LLC
808-217-5557 | Hawaii
Software company making EDA tools for the IC semiconductor industry. We specialize in the layout verification stage where layout extraction and netlist comparison are our main thrusts.
626-552-4155 | Pasadena, CA
Full custom analog mixed signal IC design software. Tools include schematic capture, SPICE Simulation, IC layout, physical verification, parasitic extraction and signal integrity.