Qucs 0.0.12 has been released.
The Qucs project (Qucs = Quite Universal Circuit Simulator) today
announced the immediate availability of Qucs 0.0.12, a Qt-based
advanced and powerful microwave circuit simulator for GNU/Linux and
Qucs, including all its libraries and its applications, is available
as free (as in speech) software under Open Source licenses. Qucs can
be obtained in source code from <http://sourceforge.net/projects/qucs>.
Qucs provides a GUI based on Qt for setting up electrical and
electronic circuitry, a simulator, which is able to simulate the small-
and large signal as well as the noise behaviour of these circuits.
The results can be shown on a special presentation page in different
formats (rect, polar, smith, tabular, 3d-cartesian, locus and
polar-smith combinations). Pure digital simulations are also
Compiling Qucs 0.0.12
The complete source code for Qucs 0.0.12 may be freely
downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing Qucs 0.0.12 are
included in the software archive. Only Qt-Libs >= 3.1 (but < 4.x) and
the glibc are required.
Qucs is an independent project of only a few developers, translators,
etc, collaborating over the Internet to create and freely distribute a
sophisticated, customizable and stable microwave circuit simulator.
For enhancing the development speed we are looking for more
developers, who want to support the Qucs Project.
Changes in this release
The new release comes with a new translation into Ukrainian, a
selectable preprocessor in the SPICE file component and two new
components, i.e. an exponential voltage and current source. Libraries
can now contain analogue as well as digital subcircuits. Analogue
modelling is substantially strengthened by symbolically defined
devices. And last but not least pure digital simulations can be also
performed by Verilog-HDL as an alternative to VHDL.
In the simulation backend the equation defined devices (EDD) have been
implemented as well as the two new signal sources. Also the list of
available functions in the equation solver has been extended to
support vt(), hypot(), limexp(), arcsec(), arccosec(), arsech() and
arcosech(). Furthermore logical and rational operators as well as the
ternary ?: construct can be used in equations.
A lot of thanks go to the translators and to the supportive user
responses so far encouraging us to improve the software. We couldn't
have done it without you!