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Proteus 8

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Develop Your Own Circuit Boards and Test Them through a Simulation Process

By Sam James

On Thursday, February 19, 2015

Proteus 8 is very helpful especially to students who are learning how to create circuitry designs. It helps them create schematic captures, develop circuit designs, and simulate them. Its user interface adds more help because of its simplicity and ease of use. Most importantly, its modules, ARES, ISIS, and VSM, are combined to make it a powerful circuit design app. Proteus 8’s modules are not difficult to understand. Though easy, they provide powerful functions for Proteus 8 users. ARES, or Advanced Routing and Editing Software, enables users to route, locate and edit printed circuit board components. It is a 3D viewer that allows users to preview a circuit board before it comes to real life. It also provides a way to edit the surface layer of a circuit board. ISIS on the other hand, is Intelligent Schematic Input System. It is a simple interface that enables users to add in various components on the plane of a circuit board. VMS meanwhile, is Virtual System Modeling and it is the simulation module of Proteus 8.

Pros

  • Includes various circuit board components
  • Simulates and handles tested circuit boards

Cons

  • Full functions are only available in paid full version
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Helps You in Designing Your Circuits and Simulating Them Efficiently

By Sam James

On Monday, September 22, 2014

Proteus 8 is an effective application for developing PCB (printed circuit board) designs, creating schematic captures, and simulating microprocessors. Its interface simplifies various circuitry tasks prompting many users to download this circuit design software. It offers a wide range of individual and combined modules to offer a variety of services. Proteus 8 was able to combine ARES PCB layout with ISIS schematic capture modules, so it can produce a powerful design software. ISIS, or Intelligent Schematic Input system, is a module that offers many features accessible through a simple interface. It enables users to create designs of electric circuits of various components including microprocessors, power supplies, simple resistors, microcontrollers, signal generators, etc. This software has a powerful design environment to boot, so it can define aspects of the components aforementioned clearly. After designing circuitry, users can simulate their creations in real-time using Proteus 8’s Virtual System Modeling, or VSM. It features a mixed-mode SPICE simulation, animated components, and microprocessor models to better help users in their simulation processing.

Pros

  • Offers power planes with unlimited shapes
  • Offers netlist with unlimited number of pins

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  • Requires payment for full version
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One Of The Best Experiences I Have Been Given By Gaming

By Sam James

On Monday, July 13, 2015

Let me start this review by saying that this game is really good and very different among other games that I played out there. It shows to all professional gamers what can be done with gaming as an art form. Well, when you start playing this one you will notice plenty of things to discover as you walk in the game. I must say, after 20 minutes of frustrations, I feel so relax and I decided to enjoy playing this game. Like what I have said a while ago, you will discover so many things here like interactions with sounds through the environments and many weird things that lead you to finally understand this game. Well, if you don’t like it, still this one is the best game for me. I rank it as one of the weirdest but beautiful game I have played in terms of artistic merit. You should try this game and see how it works.

Pros

  • The music fits very well with this version
  • Very entertaining and fun to play

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  • The price is a bit expensive for this type of game
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I need to test and simulate some of my college projects before making the actual circuit. Hence we were advised to use this software.nvjfnjvnsduf

  • For my homework from University of Vilnius Gedimino technikos lithuania. Want to get promotion need this program,dont know what to say more yy

  • viewing a legacy circuit which was created in proteus but I didn't have the software to view so that i can make any necessary changes required in up issue

  • I need to be design a harmonics frequency generator circuit design for my college project work. so this software will helpful for me to understanding the entire things.

  • create circut for arduino to make projects in field of education engineering control system and be sure the circut before make it ,not lose compenents

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have not used a similiar to this program, it is the first time I'll use this type of program will be very useful for my studies electronic engineering I am currently studying at university

  • the similar programs i have ever used are livewire and construtor virtual de circuitos, now i intentet to use the program proteus to perform my trials

  • we have been going to implement the embedded program using this software for simulating our project how it works and how much energy is stored

  • no i have not used similars programs because this program was no installed on window 7...please tell me how to instaled proteous for windo7 then i used it and contineous work on project...

  • i want to made Amplifier Circuit Diagram of gsm (International System for Changeable Communication 900 MHz signal repeater circuit with yagi

What do you like most about this program?
  • this is a good stimulation software which helps me for stimulation.it was very usefulto electronics and communication engineering students .

  • this program is very interesting in electrical engineering application to design the ARM based microprocessors and it applicable on modern digital world

  • now i have 60ans and i am interested by the simulation in informatique industrielle. i like to work with my sons in the microcontrollers simulations ; program

  • The experience using this program is amazing. That's the best tool to create and simulate circuits ever. I can learn better when I use Proteus to help my appointments.

  • I love Electronic I was working by In the application analog Then it became in programs It is easy to work With program C programme isis protear

Review

Proteus is an application that allows the user to make schematic captures, simulate microprocessors and develop PCB (printed circuit board) designs. Most of the users download this software because its interface simplifies the different tasks. It comprises several modules that are combined to offer distinct services. This software combines ARES PCB layout and ISIS schematic capture to provide a powerful design program.

The 3D viewer gives the customer the opportunity to get a view of the circuit board as it would be in real life

ISIS (Intelligent Schematic Input System) module provides a wide number of features controlled by using a simple user interface. It allows you to design the plane of an electric circuit using many different components, such signal generators, simple resistors, power supplies, a different microcontroller or microprocessor, and many others. Proteus it makes possible to define many of the aspects of the components appearance and it incorporates a powerful design environment.

The designs can be simulated in real-time through VSM (Virtual System Modeling). It is provided with a mixed-mode SPICE simulation, microprocessor models and animated components to facilitate the simulation to the user. VSM extension is integrated in the ISIS module and allows you to simulate the tasks that you want the program to carry out, being able to handle the microcontroller and its outputs. The simulation can be done with low level and high level code.

Another remarkable module that is integrated in Proteus is ARES (Advanced Routing and Editing Software) is a tool that allows you to route, edit and locate components used to for the production of printed circuit boards. The 3D viewer gives the customer the opportunity of having a view of the board as it would be in the real life. It generally gives you the option of editing the welding and surface layers.

Obtain a real-life view of your board using VSM 3D viewer
Obtain a real-life view of your board using VSM 3D viewer

Additional Information

Compared to other similar applications, Proteus provides the user with various tools that work in a simple and intuitively way. Maybe that's why this tool is frequently used in the education field. It is very friendly for novice users who are interested on obtaining high level simulation, schematics and board designs. You can download a free version to try it out.

Another positive feature of Proteus is that the developer provides free material to manage this software. In the official website there are several video demonstrations about Proteus VDM simulation and PCB design. There is also more support information to download and discussion forums that could help the user to utilize the application and share information.

Choose components from a wide range of options for creating your own circuits
Choose components from a wide range of options for creating your own circuits

Proteus 8 Features

  • Proteus incorporates a tool that automatically places a component in the netlist into the board
  • Make a basic simulation
  • Proteus has a Schematic capture module, PBC Layout module and a display technology that accelerates hardware.
  • It is possible to execute the integrated based router loading custom scripts or using an interactive mode
  • Proteus provides a 3D visualization (VSM) of the board. It includes navigation and a 3D data footprints user application
  • Manage and configure dynamic teardrops
  • Export layouts using ODB++ CAD/CAM format
  • Proteus gives an automatic gate-swap optimization
  • There are unlimited shape-based power planes per each layer
  • Unlimited shape based power planes per layer
  • Unlimited number of pins in a netlist

If you want more information about Proteus, you can take a look to the official website here

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows XP SP3
  • Processor: 233 Mhz
  • HDD: 165 MB of free space