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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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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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A Complex Application Where You Can Create PCB in a Professional Way

By Daren Garius

On Friday, July 25, 2014

We all know that making printed circuit boards (PCB) is a very complex task and I think only professionals who work in electronic field will truly understand this kind of responsibility, plus there are good set of software applications that can help you to make this job done and one of them is Proteus. This application will help you to construct and simulate PCB. It also lets you work in electronic 3D design and make compound projects as well. I find its interface very arranged and organize with plenty of commands and tools that are needed to create and test circuit boards. I must say this application is certainly for expert users, who have the knowledge and understanding about this one. Moreover, the Graphs here can be simulate, edit, verify and export, plus you can also edit and save templates in a new form if you have to. Overall, Proteus 8 is a helpful software application for professionals out there, and for me, it is one of the finest in its category.

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  • It has an organized interface
  • Works in electronic 3D design

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  • It is not suitable for novice users
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • 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.

  • checking my project work in order to ensure the correct graphs are submitted and the circuit works - only need for short period of time though

  • i am going to use for interfacing using pic microcontroller for my mini project. so i need this version because there will be GSM Iinterfacing too

  • simulation pcb layout of electrical engineering for use to have good work on this proteus its better than other simulators and is easy to understand

  • i want to use the programe to create shemas electronique that's why can you let me douwnload it please.thank you so much and this is the most stupid why

What similar programs have you used?
  • nothing i used but i want multisim to that would be helpful for completing my project. if u have this program kindly upload for me than you.

  • I have used as recent program PROTEUS 7.7 for simulation of electrical circuits and microcontrolleur projects for students and small compani

  • i didn't use any program before.I'm new in electronics.i hope this will help me to start simulating .i want to used to simulate component with arduino

  • I used several similar programs of electronic simulations as TCI software WINTYPON AND AND AND REDO WINRELAIS CROCODILE PHYSIC but I need proteuse

  • iam never use any similer program before and this is the first one i want to starting using it and i hope this site will help me to do so succefuiy

What do you like most about this program?
  • easy , simple , free , simulate , full package , compatible with the computer pc , also i dont know what to say because they asking for too many things

  • this is a good stimulation software which helps me for stimulation.it was very usefulto electronics and communication engineering students .

  • 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

  • its a user friendly software all components are easily accessible. moreover, the big feature of proteus is that it shows simulation. in this way we find out the errors in our designed circuit

  • IT MAKES IT FOR ME TO DESIGN ELECTRONICS CIRCUITS ANS SIMILATE THEM TO BE QUITE SURE ABOUT THEIR OPERATION BEFORE I CAN CONSTRUCT THEM ON THE BREADBOARD OR VEROBOARD

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