Contents of this page were posted during 1998. Since that time, format changes have been made
and broken links have been fixed where possible. Editor's notes have been added when links are broken to document
to the extent possible what happened to these products/companies.
And before that, we featured SMT plus from the GLOMO Project at Virginia Tech's MPRG.
Check out the features of this indoor Radio coverage design tool!
Editor's Note 6/28/05: these links are broken, and SMT Plus is no longer available from Virginia Tech.
Wireless Valley, a company formed by the former head of the MPRG, has similar software available for sale.
Editor's Note 6/21/07: Wireless Valley was taken over by Motorola and no longer exists. Their products are
not offered for sale by Motorola.
SMT plus' Home Page
Also in 1998, we featured the latest release of MATHCAD. Check out the newest features of this
great math analysis tool!
Editor's note 11/17/08: the link below will take you to the MathCad 14 page, which is the current version. MathSoft was acquired
by PTC in 2006, and an 'integration' of Mathcad and Solidworks is set for November 19, 2008.
In the spring of 1998, we went looking for capable, easy to use software for PCB design and layout.
We were amazed at the diversity of what's available out there. Of course there are a number of
high end programs like ORCAD, PADS, P-CAD and PROTEL -- but not everyone can afford these programs!
Some of us don't even need all the capabilities, features and the big learning curve associated
with these PCB EDA program leaders.
During our search we also uncovered a surprising number of very capable, lower cost alternatives.
This feature highlights a small selection of these very useful programs.
Check out a few -- you may be surprised at the capability just a few hundred dollars can buy!
Editor's Note 6/28/05: The ExpertPCB site is no longer viable. EDWin and EE Designer are now owned and available
from Visionics and the link below will take you to that site. WinDraft and WinBoard were by Ivex Design International,
a company which was apparently active until December 2004 but is no longer on the web.