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|Short description=An electrical CAD system
 
|Short description=An electrical CAD system
 
|Full description=Electric is an electrical CAD system for designing a electrical circuits. A wide variety of file formats are supported and a range of functionality allows you to manage your products from initial design to simulation and analysis. The software is useful for displaying several different types of circuit designs, such as printed circuits or CMOS.
 
|Full description=Electric is an electrical CAD system for designing a electrical circuits. A wide variety of file formats are supported and a range of functionality allows you to manage your products from initial design to simulation and analysis. The software is useful for displaying several different types of circuit designs, such as printed circuits or CMOS.
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Electric handles custom IC layout (ASICs), schematic drawing, hardware description languages, and electro-mechanical hybrid layout. It includes the following CAD operations: design rule checking, simulation interface (8 options), PLA generation, compaction, compensation, routing (4 options), VHDL compilation, silicon compilation, and network consistency checking.
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/electric
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/electric
 
|User level=beginner
 
|User level=beginner
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[https://www.gnu.org/software/electric/specs.html Technical specifications]
 
[https://www.gnu.org/software/electric/specs.html Technical specifications]
 
[http://www.rulabinsky.com/cavd/text/chap11-1.html CAD book chapter about Electric]
 
[http://www.rulabinsky.com/cavd/text/chap11-1.html CAD book chapter about Electric]
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|Related projects=Atlc, Oregano, PythonCAD, QCad - Community Edition, TkGate, ViPEC, GEDA-gaf, PCB
 
|Keywords=cad vlsi circuit electric
 
|Keywords=cad vlsi circuit electric
 
|Version identifier=9.02
 
|Version identifier=9.02
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|Version download=ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/electric/electric-9.02.jar
 
|Version download=ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/electric/electric-9.02.jar
 
|Version comment=Building Electric is not strictly necessary. One can simply run the .jar file directly. If the source code is not required, [ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/electric/electricBinary-9.02.jar a pre-built binary version] is available. See the [http://www.staticfreesoft.com/jmanual/mchap01-04-02.html relevant documentation] for more information.
 
|Version comment=Building Electric is not strictly necessary. One can simply run the .jar file directly. If the source code is not required, [ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/electric/electricBinary-9.02.jar a pre-built binary version] is available. See the [http://www.staticfreesoft.com/jmanual/mchap01-04-02.html relevant documentation] for more information.
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|Last review by=invergo
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|Last review date=2012/08/31
 
|Submitted by=invergo
 
|Submitted by=invergo
 
|Submitted date=2012/08/31
 
|Submitted date=2012/08/31

Revision as of 15:33, 31 August 2012

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GNU Electric

http://www.staticfreesoft.com/
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.

Documentation

Full documentation available at: http://www.staticfreesoft.com/documents.html

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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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium31 August 2012



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Steven M. Rubin Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug reports E-mail mailto:bug-gnu-electric@gnu.org
Gentoo Homepage https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sci-electronics/electric
Bug reports Mailing List http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss-gnu-electric
FreeBSD Homepage https://www.freshports.org/cad/electric/
User Bug Tracking http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-gnu-electric
NetBSD Homepage http://pkgsrc.se/cad/electric
User & Developer Download http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/electric/
Book General http://www.rulabinsky.com/cavd/text/chap11-1.html
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/electric/trunk/electric/
Developer Homepage https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/electric/
Debian Homepage https://packages.debian.org/jessie/electric


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build Apache Ant
Required to use OpenJDK JRE

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