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Electrical and Computer Engineers use many differnt types of software to build their projects.  Whether it be circuit modeling or creating individual programs.  Below is a list of some of the software applications that EE and CmpE majors will use during their academic studies.  If there is a change in a software or one that is missing and should be added  contact the site master here.

NOTE: Software in blue are used in classes mainly  taken by CmpE majors and are not ECE classes

Software Name Class Used Description
Orcad PSpice Circuits 1 (EE 206) PSpice® simulator is a full-featured analog and mixed-signal simulator supporting everything from high-frequency systems to low-power IC designs. Advanced features enable “what if” analyses, allowing engineers to explore various design configurations before committing to final implementation. The powerful and robust simulation engine of PSpice integrates easily with Orcad Capture® design entry and Concept® HDL schematic capture. It allows engineers to create designs, control simulations, and interpret the results in a single environment.
BlueJ Computer Science 1 (CSci 160) BlueJ's Java development IDE helps create a simple environment on programming while teaching very core practices of Java.  Object testing allows instances of objects to be tested individually with a visual interace for multiple objects.  The class diagram also helps show paths and inheritance connections between all classes created in a project.
NetBeans Computer Science 2 (CSci 161) For an IDE that is open source, this one has almost everything a developer could want.  This Oracle IDE originally created by Sun Microsystems can develop programs in many languages from C/C++ to Fortran, Javal languages, Ruby, and many more. 
Visual C++ Assembly Programming (ECE 373) As part of the Visual Studio Family, Visual C++ is available as an express download from microsoft for free.  The express version contains many of the same features as the full download,  especially those important for students.
 

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