By Krueger Systems, Inc.
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iCircuit is the premier iPad and iPhone app for designing and experimenting with circuits. Its advanced simulation engine can handle both analog and digital circuits and features realtime always-on analysis. It is the perfect companion to students, hobbyists, and engineers.
You use it as you would any CAD program: you add elements, connect them together, and set their properties.
But iCircuit is unlike other CAD programs because it is always simulating. It's just like working with the real circuit. You do not stop to take a measurement or spend a lot of time configuring reports. Instead, you just play with the circuit as you normally would, with the power on!
There are over 30 elements you can use to build your circuits. The app has everything from simple resistors, to switches, to MOSFETS, to digital gates.
The app features a multimeter that you use to probe around the circuit to instantly read voltages and currents. If you want to see how a value changes over time, then you can add values to the built-in oscilloscope. The scope can simultaneously track many signals over time and features a touch interface to control the total time displayed and stacked and unstacked modes to easily compare signals.
Supported elements include:
• Signal generators, Voltage sources, Current sources, and Dependent sources
• Resistors, Capacitors, and Inductors
• Manual SPST/SPDT Switches, Push buttons, and Relays
• Diodes, BJ Transistors, and MOSFETs
• Speakers, Microphones, Buzzers, DC Motors, and LEDs
• ADCs, and DACs
• Logic gates: AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XOR
• JK and D Flip-flops
• 38 7400 series digital parts
• 7-segment display and driver
• Antenna with simulated AM and FM signals
You can also create sub circuits to introduce new elements and componentize your designs.
No matter your skill set, you'll be playing with circuits in no time with iCircuit.
What's New in Version 1.8.1
• Fix crashes when editing values on the iPad
• Fix crashes with iCloud
• Fix crashes when exporting (sharing)
From the previous release notes:
• Addition of in-circuit gauges to always have measurements on the screen
• Addition of 6 CMOS ICs (4000, 4001, 4002, 4011, 4017, 4051, keep requesting on the uservoice!)
• Improved wire selection
• 64-bit support
• Support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- subcircuits within subcircuits do not function
- creating new folders is impossible
- deleting push switches requires selecting their containing circuit and deleting the whole thing
- dragging and dropping elements without even touching wires sometimes creates singular matrix or 0 resistance error
- oscilloscope does not display smoothly at some frequencies
- deleting circuit elements is cumbersome
- creating on/off switches is cumbersome
- I don't see a way to make bode plots
Obviously from my rating, the app works really well other than these issues, so if you can live with them, it's worth the $10.
Spectacular for the beginner.
Just a first rate education tool. If you are reading through AoE for the first time or are in an EE program in college you must get this app.
The only thing that I’d like to see improved is the UI around deleting elements. It’s a bit laborious.
Good for people coming onto basic circuitry.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Apr 03, 2015
- Version: 1.8.1
- Size: 35.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Krueger Systems, Inc.
- © 2010-2015 Krueger Systems, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.