gEDA is a suite of electronic design automation (EDA) tools. Currently, the project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.
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.
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.
SoC GDS is a platform for enabling hierarchical SoC integration and verification across traditional EDA frameworks based on Virtual Components per the VSIA guidelines. It is also a fast viewer and processor for native GDSII files. It encompasses a set of powerful functions allowing automatic cell renaming, grid verifications, GDS II files merging (AND), physical comparison (XOR), hierarchy modifications, and conversion to text format.
ChipVault is a chip development program for organizing VHDL and Verilog designs. ChipVault displays designs hierarchically and provides for rapid design navigation and editor launching. ChipVault provides hooks for performing bottom-up tasks such as launching RTL compilers, synthesis, block generation and instantiation, and includes simple to use Revision Control and Issue Tracking systems to help facilitate large group design projects with multiple designers and hundreds of design files. ChipVault is written in Perl and is small, fast, and efficient.