Logic Gate Simulator
Logic Gate Simulator is an educational application that provides a simple, yet comprehensive environment for experimenting with logic gates.
It is well suited for teachers who are looking for an easy way to teach students the basics of electronics, as well as for students who want to simulate their projects before they turn them in for evaluation.
Despite being a simple application, Logic Gate Simulator is able to handle both basic and complex projects, including integrated circuits. There’s no limit to the number of components that you can interconnect and simulate.
The program sports an elegant appearance, with the most part dedicated to the circuit design. A scheme can be constituted from any combination of elements, as long as they’re compatible and arranged correctly.
There are a variety of gate types to choose from: basic, compound as well as I/O gates, which can be placed on the worksheet with a simple drag and drop and interconnected by dragging wires between ports.
We’ve tested it with a sample multiplier that we downloaded from the developer’s website, which contained a pretty complicated net of logic gates. We were somewhat disappointed to see how much a complex circuit can slow down the performance of the application.
It becomes unresponsive when you’re dealing with large projects to the point where it can crash and void your entire efforts of building a circuit (that is why you should hit the Save button once in a while, just in case).
The built-in oscilloscope shows the evolution of the signal based on the parameters you’ve set throughout a time scale. Also, circuits can be saved to an output file and loaded at a later time.
All in all, Logic Gate Simulator comes across as a basic emulation program for logic circuits. It was designed strictly for education purposes, hence its average complexity.