Qucs 0.0.16 has been released.
The Qucs project (Qucs = Quite Universal Circuit Simulator) today
announced the immediate availability of Qucs 0.0.16, 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 0.0.16
The complete source code for Qucs 0.0.16 may be freely
downloaded. Instructions on compiling and installing Qucs 0.0.16 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 an interactive GNU/Octave interface.
Support for C++ code export of symbol drawings associated with
Verilog-A files, and direct association of symbol drawings to
Verilog-HDL, Verilog-A and VHDL code has been implemented. In
Verilog-HDL and VHDL subcircuits equations can be used. Syntax
highlighting for Octave, Verilog-HDL and Verilog-A syntax in text
documents has been added. Pre-compiled VHDL modules and
libraries made from user written VHDL code is supported now. There
are several new components, such as transistor models NIGBT,
HICUM L2 v2.24, HICUM L0 v1.2g and HICUM L0 v1.3, tunnel diode,
ideal coupled transmission line and an ideal hybrid. The package
comes with a new translation into Kazakh. The equation solver now
has a EMI receiver functionality implemented. The qucsconv command
line data converter supports now Matlab v4 as an export file format.
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!