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Circuit Simulator

Simulates electronic circuits.

Recently I have been learning electronics and realized that a circuit simulator could be useful.  Of course I wanted one that was easy to use and free.  After doing some Google searches, I found one called TINA-TI.  It is free, easy to download and simple to use.  It runs on Windows 7 and Windows XP systems.

 

The link to it is:

http://www.ti.com/tool/tina-ti

There is a quick start guide on the same page in PDF format.

 

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I have tried to play with the EveryCircuit program from Google Play and it looks promising for small circuit.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.everycircuit.free&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5ldmVyeWNpcmN1aXQuZnJlZSJd

Check out the free version.

I have not tried the TI circuit simulator tool, but something I found in the past was that very often circuit simulators do not produce the correct values when compared to actual physical circuits. I would advise trying a few circuits that you know what the values are supposed to be and then compare it to what the simulator comes up with.

 

Is there anything out there that fits the 'free and easy to use' requirement for mac?

Tik-Tok, take a look at the software called 'Yenka Technology'. I used this at school when it was known as Crocodile Clips and recently had a play with it (though on a Windows machine, not a Mac, thought it looks like a Mac version is available).

http://www.yenka.com/en/Free_home_licences/

Cool. Thanks.