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Apps useful for Electronics Engineers

Editors

September 26, 2011

EditorsSeptember 26, 2011

Here is an update of an original list by Colin Holland of the apps that might be useful for electronics engineers.

If you have any suggestions please email the editors.

Name

Platforms

Details

Links

Dev Kits

Android

The Dev Kits application from Electropages keeps you up to date with the latest development kits from manufacturers and distributors.

More info here

Agilent PCB Trace Impedance Calculator

iPhone

The Agilent Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Trace Impedance Calculator. This calculator computes the characteristic impedance and sizes of typical printed circuit board trace geometries.

More info here

Agilent MicroWave Calculator

iPhone

The Agilent MicroWave Calculator consists of a Directivity Error Calculator, a Mismatch Error Limit Calculator, and a Ratio-to-dB Calculator. For you old-timers, this is the 21st century's version of the old "Reflectometer" slide rule calculator

More info here

Agilent’s Engineering Calculator (EC) Application

iPhone

This interactive application allows users to input the required data and results are shown in the form of graphs, tables, animations or other meaningful representation. Available applications include Basic electrical equations. resistor color coding calculator, and capacitance value calculator.

More info here

ASCII Chars

 

Android

A simple reference app, containing a scrollable table of the first 127 ASCII characters, and their decimal and hex values.

More info here.

AsciiTable

Android

ASCII Table, with extended ASCII (0x80-0xFF) of charset.

More info here

Digikey

iPhone
iPod Touch
iPad
Android

The design engineer’s passkey to one of the world’s largest inventories of in-stock electronic components,

More info here

EE Times Europe

iPad

Provides electronics industry news for electronics engineers and engineering manager.

More info here

ElectroDroid

Android

 

A simple and powerful collection of electronics tools and reference;

More info here

 

ELcalcV

Android

For calculating voltage drop in cables. Pro version also available.

More info here

Electrical ToolKit

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad.

This app is simple to use and smart enough to recalculate circuit values when user edits any input data..

More info here

Electronics ToolKit

 

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad.

For 555 timers, LED Resitor values, LEDs in Series and Logic gates

More info here

Formula Pro:

iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Over 600 formulas needed for Engineering, Optics, Thermodynamics, Electronics and much more

More info here

HP 15C Scientific Calculator

 

iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

This provides an exact replica of the original layout, functions, algorithms and calculation sequences you trusted to help you through college and your career.

More info here

iCircuit

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad,

Mac OS X

Electronic circuit editor and simulator

More info here


iDVM app

iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

The iDVM digital multimeter from Redfish Instruments Inc. wirelessly connects to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch via an ad hoc wireless network allowing users to acquire, visualize, and share electrical measurement data on their Apple devices.

More info here

LED resist

iPhone

This utility calculates the resistor that is needed for driving an LED. You just need to supply the Input Voltage, LED Voltage, LED Ampere and the amount of LED's in series.

More info here

Magnify,

Android

Turn your phone into a digital magnifying glass with built-in flashlight. Could help identify small features on the PCB without carrying around a loupe

More info here

NXP

Android
iPhone

For NXP website - sometimes faster than going through a browser

More info here

NXP RF Calc

Android

The RF Calculator app aims at making RF engineers’ life easier. It allows designers to settle a lot of common RF related calculations anywhere without keeping formulae in mind.

More info here

NXP NFC Tagwriter

Android

For reading and writing many different types of Near Field Communications tags

More info here

 OsciumiPad, iPhone, iPod TouchiMSO-104  merges a mixed signal oscilloscope and the iOS family of products using the 30-pin dock connector.More info here

RealCalc

Android

A slightly retro but fully featured scientific calculator which looks and operates exactly like the real thing.

More info here

Reflectometry Calculator

 

Android

This app converts between various reflectometry units including Reflection Coefficient, Transmission Coefficient, Return Loss, Mismatch Loss, VSWR, Percentage Power Reflected, Percentage Power Transmitted, Amplitude Ripple, and Phase Ripple.

More info here

Resistor Codes

iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

The Pro version provides the ability to do up to 6 band resistors.

More info here

Spacetime

iPhone
iPod Touch
iPad

Math app and graphing calculator

More info here

TI Mobile AppTips and Tricks - Agilent Oscilloscopes

Android

Allows users to search for TI products using a TI part number or that of a competitor, or browsing by product family to view descriptions, specifications, features, and pricing information

More info here


 

iPhone
iPod touch
iPad.

The Tips and Tricks App for the Agilent 2000/3000 X-series supplements manuals and quick start guides and provides tips/tricks for basic usage of the scope for beginners, along with more detailed tips/tricks for advanced users.

More info here

VHDL Ref

i Phone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Covers both VHDL and Verilog with definitions, equivalence between the languages, and short examples.

More info here

Whiteboard HD

iPad

Writing notes, sketching charts and recording brainstorming sessions

More info here

 

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