Apps useful for Electronics Engineers

Name

Platforms

Details

Links

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

Adroid

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

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, ***a*** sketching charts and recording brainstorming sessions

More info here

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