Pcb is a handy tool for the X Window System to design printed circuit boards. All coordinate units are 1/1000 inch. A layout consists of lines, arcs, polygons, elements (lines, pins and arcs), vias, and text information seperated into several layers. Each of them is identified by a unique name and color (if supported by your display). SMD circuits are also supported. Eight layers are supported, in addition to a silkscreen layer. Visibility of pins and SMD pads and vias is controllable. All files are 7-bit ASCII, and can be preprocessed with any Unix command that writes its results to stdout (GNU m4 is required). Zooming, unlimited undo, and unlimited redo are supported. Pcb is intended to be a simple tool without memory and time consuming features like autorouter and autoplacement. Layout related settings are saved together with the data.
Spice+ is a general-purpose circuit simulation program based directly on Spice3f5. Its main purpose is to allow university students and other interested people to simulate their circuits without buying expensive simulation programs or being limited by free trial versions of such software. Since source code is available, students or researchers can use it as a basis for new models and algorithms.
TkGate is an event-driven digital circuit simulator with a TCL/Tk-based graphical editor. It supports a wide range of primitive circuit elements and user-defined modules for hierarchical design. The distribution comes with a number of tutorial and example circuits which can be loaded through the "Help" menu, and the example circuits include a simple CPU, programmed to run the Animals game. TkGate has multi-lingual support for English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, and Catalan.
FerFT is a multi-purpose spectral analyzer based on the successive Fourier transformation method. It features an input signal monitor which can sample input signals through a microphone with various sample rates and show them graphically on the panel. It also lets you calculate power spectra successively along with sampled input signals and show them graphically on the panel. Finally, it provides a filter to modify spectra and regenerate signals from them.
The Distributed Real-time Embedded Analysis Method (DREAM) is a tool and method for the real-time verification and performance estimation of distributed real-time embedded (DRE) systems. It focuses on the practical application of formal verification and timing analysis to real-time middleware.