LinkCAD is an all-in-one converter for AutoCAD DXF, Gerber RS274X, Calma GDS-II, CIF, PostScript, IE3D, TLC, and more. LinkCAD allows you to convert your mask or PCB layout between all the supported formats. Typical users are layout designers in the electronics industry, and mask designers for micro-technology applications.
Ngspice is a mixed-level/mixed-signal circuit simulator based on three open source software packages: Spice3f5, Cider1b1, and Xspice. Spice3 is the most famous and widely used circuit simulator. Cider is mixed-level simulator that includes Spice3f5 and adds DSIM, a device simulator. Cider couples the circuit level simulator to the device simulator to provide greater simulation accuracy (at the expense of greater simulation time). Xspice is an extension to Spice3 that provides code modeling support and simulation of digital components through an embedded event driven algorithm.
Pcb is a handy tool for the X Window System to design printed circuit boards. All coordinate units are 1/1000 inch. A layout consists of lines, arcs, polygons, elements (lines, pins and arcs), vias, and text information seperated into several layers. Each of them is identified by a unique name and color (if supported by your display). SMD circuits are also supported. Eight layers are supported, in addition to a silkscreen layer. Visibility of pins and SMD pads and vias is controllable. All files are 7-bit ASCII, and can be preprocessed with any Unix command that writes its results to stdout (GNU m4 is required). Zooming, unlimited undo, and unlimited redo are supported. Pcb is intended to be a simple tool without memory and time consuming features like autorouter and autoplacement. Layout related settings are saved together with the data.
Signal Generator is a laboratory noise/sound generator which can be used to generate accurate sounds in fixed frequency, 2-channels (two frequencies going at once), a sweep-pattern, or in a specified sequence. It is useful when you need to generate a fixed sound for whatever purpose (in the laboratory, for sound effects, etc)
SpiProg is a programmer for SPI (Serial Peripheral Interconnect) compatible EEPROMs used in many modern small electronic devices such as cellular phones. The package contains building instructions for a very simple parallel port adaptor and source code of the programming software. It has a small built-in command line driven hex editor and supports devices like Xicor X25640 and Atmel AT25080.
THUD is a register transfer level (RTL) simulation environment optimized for cycle- based designs. The design is expressed in TH, a Scheme-based hardware description language (HDL) that supports 1/0/x operators and hierarchical instantiation. THUD can be used as a library, in batch mode, or through one of its interactive interfaces.
TkGate is an event-driven digital circuit simulator with a TCL/Tk-based graphical editor. It supports a wide range of primitive circuit elements and user-defined modules for hierarchical design. The distribution comes with a number of tutorial and example circuits which can be loaded through the "Help" menu, and the example circuits include a simple CPU, programmed to run the Animals game. TkGate has multi-lingual support for English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, and Catalan.
VIPEC is an network analyser for electrical networks. It takes a description of an electrical network, and performs a simulation of the circuit response in the frequency domain. Output is in the form of 2-port parameters, and can be plotted on a grid and in Smithchart format. VIPEC supports various lumped circuit elements, as well as elements like transmission lines and 2-port data files.
XCircuit is a UNIX/X11 program for drawing publishable-quality electrical circuit schematic diagrams and related figures, and producing circuit netlists through schematic capture. XCircuit regards circuits as inherently hierarchical, and writes both hierarchical PostScript output and hierarchical SPICE netlists. Circuit components are saved in and retrieved from libraries which are fully editable. XCircuit does not separate artistic expression from circuit drawing; it maintains flexiblity in style without compromising the power of schematic capture.