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Andy Neil
06/17/12 12:39
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#187756 - Is it worth it?
Responding to: ???'s previous message
Before you can simulate something - anything - you have to build a model of it.

Building the model is not at all a trivial thing, so you need to think carefully whether it's actually going to be easier to just build a real, hardware, prototype - rather than find a simulator, learn how to use it, build your model, run it, debug it, etc.

As already noted, a chip with built-in debug (such as SiLabs) is great for this kind of thing.

Of course, you don't have to (I might say shouldn't) just build a prototype of the entire system all at once - rather, do one subsystem at a time...

List of 7 messages in thread
circuit simulator for 8051 microcontrollers      Srinivas Nayak      06/16/12 07:28      
   simulation will not tell you ...      Erik Malund      06/16/12 07:39      
   You'll have a difficult time finding one ...      Richard Erlacher      06/16/12 15:33      
   some links      Jim Granville      06/16/12 20:18      
      Will any of these do what he wants?      Richard Erlacher      06/17/12 10:54      
   Is it worth it?      Andy Neil      06/17/12 12:39      
      The crux is getting the low-level information      Richard Erlacher      06/18/12 09:56      

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