- on Miscellaneous Electronics
- Published in issue 7/2003 on page 0
Extended Simulation Package
Simulation programs are often used in developing electronic circuits. They allow a variety of versions to be quickly tested and enable design errors to be detected at an early stage, even before a prototype has been built. Depending on the particular simulation package, the results can be viewed in the form of diagrams or even using virtual instruments. However, most simulation programs have trouble simulating microcontrollers. If a microcontroller (with its associated software) is present in the circuit, most simulation packages fail. A pleasant exception to this situation is provided by the ISIS simulation package from our advertiser Labcenter Electronics.