Engineering & Scientific Software
Schematic Capture, Layout, Block Diagram
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
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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.
Abacom | abacom-online.de
| 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
measurement systems (kind of LabView Lite).
Advanced Microcomputer Systems
| Sunrise, FL
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
Ansoft | ansoft.com
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
APLAC Corporation (now AWR) | appwave.com
+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) | web.awrcorp.com
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.
Artwork Conversion Software, Inc | artwork.com
| Santa Cruz, CA
CAD translators, postprocessors & plotter drivers.
AutoDesk | usa.autodesk.com
| San Rafael, CA
AutoCAD electrical, mechanical, OEM.
Technology | bay-technology.com
831-688-8919 | Aptos, CA
TraceSim transmission line simulator, and LinkCAD file format translator.
Beta LAYOUT, Ltd | beta-layout.com
FREE layout/simulation program.
Cadence Design Systems
800-746-6223 | San Jose, CA
OrCad PCB layout, Linear simulator.
CadSoft Computer |
800-858-8355 | Delray Beach, FL
Eagle - tool for designing printed circuit boards (PCBs).
Capilano Computing Systems, Ltd | capilano.com
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.
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.
HyDesign | sandiego.edu/~ekim/e194rfs01/RFSim99.exe
RFSim99 schematic capture, S parameter files, stability circles, auto match, filter designer,
attenuator designer and RF Calculator, free.
Intercept Technology, Inc
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;
- 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.
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 (>30,000 device files)
Visual System Architect --:
• RF System-Level
• Gain, NF, IP2/3, P1dB, etc. • Table or Graph
-- AMP Pro --:
Amplifier Design & Simulation
• LNA, Multi-Stage, Balanced & Unbalanced, Push-Pull
** All products include FREE technical support!**
Intusoft | intusoft.com
| Gardena CA
ICAP/4 analog & mixed-signal simulation
software, IsSpice4 Server -
configurable multi-kernel IsSpice4 SPICE simulation, primarily intended for client-server networking
Kovac Software | autotraxeda.com
+44 (0)1889 508094 | England
AutoTRAX schematic capture, simulation, layout,
Mentor Graphics | mentor.com
800-547-3000 | Wilsonville, OR
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.
numGuru Technologies | numguru.com
| Delhi, India
first RF and Microwave simulator with circuit synthesis using evolutionary algorithms.
Protel (Altium Limited) | altium.com
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 &
Cascade Workbook 2005 extensive Excel spreadsheet,
block diagram level RF system simluator, Up/Downconverter, Spurious Analysis, Budget - best value out
RF Component Stencils for Visio,
Smith Chart for Visio,
Equipment Rack Stencils for Visio,
Tube Bases for Visio,
RF Cafe Online
RF Calc | milmega.co.uk
engineering calculator by MilMega - includes table of physical constants, component parameter calculators
(capacitance, inductance, resonance, pads), multiple transmission line calculators.
ShapeSource | shapesource.com
| 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 | stonepillar.com
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.
Tanner EDA | tanner.com
| 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 | mathworks.com
| Natick, MA
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
VerIC Systems LLC | vericsystems.com
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.
Zeni EDA |
Full custom analog mixed signal IC design software. Tools include schematic capture, SPICE
Simulation, IC layout, physical verification, parasitic extraction and signal integrity.