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
Abacom | (+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).
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,
Ansoft | 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 NI/AWR)
Applied Wave Research (now
Artwork Conversion Software | 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
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.
CadSoft Computer | 800-858-8355 | Delray Beach, FL
Eagle - tool for designing printed circuit boards
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
Workbench National Instruments | 800-263-5552 | Cheektowaga, NY
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,
| 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.
Kovac Software | +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
systemsludes 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.
National Instruments (Formerly AWR Corporation) | 310-726-3000 | El Segundo,
NI AWR Design Environment is a portfolio of software products that RF/microwave
designers can use to design, develop, and realize microwave/RF components, circuits,
and systems including monolithic microwave integrated circuits
(MMICs), RF printed circuit boards (PCBs), microwave
modules, RF integrated circuits (RFICs), communication
systems, radar systems, and antennas. It consists of high-frequency design environments
inclusive of System simulation (Visual System Simulator™),
Circuit simulation (Microwave Office and Analog Office),
Electromagnetic analysis (AXIEM and Analyst™) and also
AWR Connected™ modules which expands functionality through 3rd party tool collaboration.
Iyer | RF Micro Devices | Very nice FREE Smith Chart program.
numGuru Technologies | 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 Cafe |
RF Cascade Workbook 2018 extensive Excel spreadsheet,
RF Workbench block diagram level RF system simulator, Up/Downconverter,
Spurious Analysis, Budget - best value out there. RF Component Stencils for Visio including
Smith Chart, EIA Equipment Racks, Tube Bases, Test Equipment, Semiconductors, Filters,
Switches, Amplifiers, Antennas, Waveguide, and much more - over 700 objects!
RF Cafe Online
RF Calc | 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.
Tanner EDA |
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.
Zeni EDA |
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.