Sunday, November 12, 2006

Free for students: MATLAB & Simulink for Intel Beta

MathWorks Inc. the makers of that ubiquitous number crunching, signal processing, control modelling tool that we like to call MATLAB wants your feedback on their upcoming version. If you are an engineering student, shackled to doing computations with MATLAB, you should take advantage of this sneak preview of their next Mac release: R2007a. For free! High five!


Hopefully this new release won't be as slow as the current X11 based PPC MATLAB (and hopefully it won't be X11 based either).

Friday, November 10, 2006

MacSpice 3f5: circuit simulation for OSX

If you are into analog electronics design, or if you are approaching your 2nd year EE or CpE, most likely you will need to simulate your designs before commiting them to the breadboard or printed circuit board. Fortunately, you won't need to fire up your PC just yet. MacSpice is an excellent implementation of Spice for OSX. This App is written in Xcode and supports Intel Macs, no less! Go to the developer's website, and download the App and read the instructions. Very deep thanks to the dinasty of developers RetoTischhauser, Anthony Wilson and Charles Williams for this very important contribution to the Mac as a developing platform.