Proteus

Proteus 8.6

Designs, tests and edits various PCB links
3.7  (244 votes)
8.6.23165 (See all)
Create PCB projects and customize them in the special integrated environment with tools for advanced configuration of every link. It supports over 800 microcontroller variants and creates simulations from the completed schematics. Data import is possible.

Proteus 7.0 is a Virtual System Modelling (VSM) that combines circuit simulation, animated components and microprocessor models to co-simulate the complete microcontroller based designs. This is the perfect tool for engineers to test their microcontroller designs before constructing a physical prototype in real time. This program allows users to interact with the design using on-screen indicators and/or LED and LCD displays and, if attached to the PC, switches and buttons.
One of the main components of Proteus 7.0 is the Circuit Simulation -- a product that uses a SPICE3f5 analogue simulator kernel combined with an event-driven digital simulator that allow users to utilize any SPICE model by any manufacturer.
Proteus VSM comes with extensive debugging features, including breakpoints, single stepping and variable display for a neat design prior to hardware prototyping.
In summary, Proteus 7.0 is the program to use when you want to simulate the interaction between software running on a microcontroller and any analog or digital electronic device connected to it.

Marcelo Viscarra
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Review summary

Pros

  • Real time simulation
  • Time and money saving

Cons

  • The default options, like the black background screen, probably are not the most user friendly
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