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jeff added misc tools
resources:swtools [10/22/2011 18:47] (current)
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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 ==== Atmel AVR ==== ==== Atmel AVR ====
     * [[http://www.engbedded.com/fusecalc/|Engbedded Atmel AVR® Fuse Calculator]] - Very useful tool for configuring AVR fuse bytes!     * [[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 ===== ===== Miscellaneous =====
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     * [[http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/|TortoiseSVN]]     * [[http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/|TortoiseSVN]]
     * [[http://notepad-plus-plus.org/|Notepad++]] - Awesome text editor for Windows.  Similar to TextWrangler on OSX.     * [[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.+    * [[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//       * 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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