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jeff [PCB Layout / Schematic Capture]
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 ===== Circuit Simulation ===== ===== Circuit Simulation =====
  
-  * LTSpice/​SwitcherCAD,​ Great, free circuit simulation tool - http://​www.linear.com/​designtools/​software/​+  * [[resources:​ltspice|LTSpice/​SwitcherCAD]], Great, free circuit simulation tool
   * MacSpice - Spice on the Mac http://​www.macspice.com/​   * MacSpice - Spice on the Mac http://​www.macspice.com/​
  
 ===== PCB Layout / Schematic Capture ===== ===== PCB Layout / Schematic Capture =====
  
-  * Eagle - http://​cadsoft.de/​+  * [[resources:​eagle|Eagle]] - http://​cadsoft.de/​
     * Very good cross platform support. ​ Restricted use evaluation version is free.  ​     * Very good cross platform support. ​ Restricted use evaluation version is free.  ​
   * geda - http://​www.gpleda.org/​   * geda - http://​www.gpleda.org/​
     * [[http://​evilmadscientist.com/​|EMSL]] is a big advocate of this tool.  ​     * [[http://​evilmadscientist.com/​|EMSL]] is a big advocate of this tool.  ​
-  * gerbv - http://​gerbv.sourceforge.net/​ 
-    * Part of the geda suite, incredibly useful for checking your gerbers before sending them out! 
   * Kicad - http://​www.lis.inpg.fr/​realise_au_lis/​kicad/​   * Kicad - http://​www.lis.inpg.fr/​realise_au_lis/​kicad/​
-    * Support for Windows and Linux. Free and open source. Includes 3D rendering support via Wings3D(GNU). ​ +    * Support for Windows and Linux. Free and open source. Includes 3D rendering support via Wings3D(GNU).
  
 +==== Gerber Viewers / Converters ====
 +
 +  * [[http://​swannman.github.com/​pdf2gerb/​|pdf2gerb]] - Convert PDF to Gerber and NC Drill formats
 +  * gerbv - http://​gerbv.sourceforge.net/​
 +    * Part of the geda suite, incredibly useful for checking your gerbers before sending them out!
 ===== Land Pattern Design ===== ===== Land Pattern Design =====
  
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   * [[http://​opencircuits.com/​PCB_Footprints | Open Circuits: PCB footprints]] lists a bunch of PCB footprint libraries you can download.   * [[http://​opencircuits.com/​PCB_Footprints | Open Circuits: PCB footprints]] lists a bunch of PCB footprint libraries you can download.
  
 +===== Microcontrollers =====
 +==== Atmel AVR ====
 +    * [[http://​www.engbedded.com/​fusecalc/​|Engbedded Atmel AVR® Fuse Calculator]] - Very useful tool for configuring AVR fuse bytes!
 +=== avr-gcc ===
 +    * [[http://​www.nongnu.org/​avr-libc/​|avr-libc project homepage]]
 +      * [[http://​www.nongnu.org/​avr-libc/​NEWS.txt|NEWS]] file, handy for seeing what changed in new releases
 +    * [[http://​www.avrfreaks.net/​index.php?​name=PNphpBB2&​file=viewtopic&​t=103527|Fix that makes avr-gcc work with Cygwin]]
 +
 +===== Miscellaneous =====
 +  * Windows tools that I find useful. ​ I had to hunt for these when I switched back to Windows from OS X.
 +    * [[http://​www.straightrunning.com/​XmingNotes/​|Xming]] - Free X Windows server for Windows
 +    * [[http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​gerbv/​|Windows port of gerbv]] - I didn't realize a Windows version was available until recently. ​ My favorite gerber file viewer, now available for Windows!
 +    * [[http://​tortoisesvn.tigris.org/​|TortoiseSVN]]
 +    * [[http://​notepad-plus-plus.org/​|Notepad++]] - Awesome text editor for Windows. ​ Similar to TextWrangler on OSX.
 +    * [[http://​www.acronis.com/​homecomputing/​products/​trueimage/​|Acronis True Image]] - The best backup tool I have found for the PC (so far).  Good but not great IMHO.  My main justification for using it is that I got it for a deep discount, around $30.
 +      * I was spoiled by Time Machine on the Mac and I haven'​t found anything nearly as good for the PC.  What I liked about Time Machine: allows full disk recovery to last restore point, continuous incremental backup, intelligent management of backups to conserve disk space. ​ If anything like this exists for Windows 7, please let me know.   --- //jeff 01/11/2011 01:19//
  
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