Electric is a CAD program for designing electrical circuits, handling custom IC layout, schematic drawing and hardware description language specifications. Several CAD operations are supported, such as rule checking and simulation. Many different types of designs can be produced and input or output in a wide variety of formats.
GNU Electric offers a wide range of synthesis and analysis tools for working on the circuitry, including design rule checking, simulation, routing, layout vs. schematic, logical effort… It also has many importers and exporters for interfacing to other EDA (Electronic Design Automation) systems. It even has a constraint system for managing chip layout.
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Building Electric is not strictly necessary. One can simply run the .jar file directly. If the source code is not required, a pre-built binary version is available. See the relevant documentation for more information.
N.B. GNU Electric used to be written in C, but was translated to Java in 2003.
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This is a GNU package:electric
released on 22 November 2016
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv3orlater||Genium||31 August 2012|
Leaders and contributors
|Steven M. Rubin||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/electric/trunk/electric/|
|Bug reports||Mailing List||http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss-gnu-electric|
|User & Developer||Download||http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/electric/|
|Required to build||Apache Ant|
|Required to use||OpenJDK JRE|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 January 2017.