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Simulators are used to check designs on the computer without having to build any circuits.

Digital Simulators

Full simulators

These industry standard simulators work with both analogue and digital components but are more difficult to use. They often feature the word spice which refers to one of the earliest and best established methods. These programs are used by engineers in industry to perform the first tests on designs and are also widely used in Universities. Most companies provide free versions of their software for students so that they can get familiar with the software whilst they are learning electronics.

Test equipment

The PC can be made to operate as a piece of lab test equipment, this is often a cheap and convenient solution to making measurements when the correct equipment is not available.

Microcontroller Software

The college uses two types of microcontrollers to teach about microprocessors and programming: the PIC and the AVR

AVR software

PIC software

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