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Joseph Hebert
03/06/12 10:26
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Okemah, Ok
United States


 
#186450 - On-line simulator
Responding to: Kai Klaas's previous message
There is a new on-line simulator. See:

http://www.edn.com/blog/Powe...lectronics

Not only will it help simulate this circuit, it might be useful for anyone who's budget conscious. I don't think it'll replace a fully integrated development environment, but it's something and a bargain at twice the price.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm all for saving money when I can. I built my own vacuum table for a little over a $100 (compared to the $1000 for LPKF's). I use a PID controller and an IR toaster over for a reflow oven (over $2000 savings). And I just finished building my own multilayer lamination press for less than $300 (compared to $15,000 commercially, or ~$7000 used). On the other hand, I did not spend years developing my own PCB milling machine.

I said all of that for one reason, to add emphasis to this final point. Erik is right. You NEED an oscilloscope. If you can't afford one right now you might have to make due, but make a priority of affording one.

Good luck,

Joe

List of 18 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
ultrasonic receiver problem      Raju M      03/03/12 05:40      
   You really, really need to get an oscilloscope!      Andy Neil      03/03/12 06:12      
      The joys of working blind        Kalpak Dabir      03/03/12 20:21      
   The same way ...      Joseph Hebert      03/04/12 08:07      
      How do you fry an egg with a sledge hammer?      Andy Neil      03/04/12 12:25      
         First?      Michael Karas      03/04/12 23:05      
            First, and always.      Joseph Hebert      03/07/12 21:29      
   If you cannot afford a scope...        Kai Klaas      03/05/12 06:38      
      This is a kind of dip meter      KONSTANTINOS L. ANGELIS      03/06/12 04:24      
      you are still in trouble      Erik Malund      03/06/12 07:31      
      On-line simulator      Joseph Hebert      03/06/12 10:26      
      You need to save up for a scope!      Andy Neil      03/07/12 00:33      
         Microcontroller      Per Westermark      03/07/12 00:51      
         re You need to save up for a scope!      Erik Malund      03/07/12 07:21      
            Yes, perhaps that's the solution      Richard Erlacher      03/07/12 08:56      
            %$#@! -- it happened again!      Richard Erlacher      03/07/12 08:56      
   Multimeters can't troubleshoot everything      Andy Neil      03/23/12 15:41      
      Yes, and you need ...      Richard Erlacher      03/24/12 08:35      

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