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HISTORY FILE FOR CIRCUIT SHOP ============================= Version 2.06 (January 2006) --------------------------1.

Help has been upgraded to HTMLHELP. See CIRC.CHM. 2. Improved drawing behaviour: - To assist creating large diagrams you can select or unselect all objects below and to the right of the cursor location by pressing the shift&ctrl eys while pressing the left mouse button. The selected objects can then be moved as required to ma e room in the centre of a diagram. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics Selecting objects Moving objects) 3. A library of audio visual component custom symbols has been created and can be found in cslib02.cs1. You can use these symbols as is, or use them as a starting point for your own symbols (see Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic Editing custom symbols). This library includes: - audio sources: MP3, CD, Satellite Radio, etc. - video sources: Camcorder, AV Receiver, DVD, VCR, etc. - audio destinations: Spea er, Surround, Headset, etc. - video destinations: HDTV, Widescreen TV, Monitors, etc. - miscellaneous: IR Remote, RF Splitter, Floor Box, etc. 4. A new sample home audio visual design, sample19.cs1 has been added. This diagram uses the symbols from the audio visual library cslib02.cs1. Version 2.05 (July 2005) --------------------------1. Maintenance release. Version 2.04 (January 2005) --------------------------1. Circuit Shop now allows you to create and edit Custom Symbols, sometimes nown as user-defined symbols. Paint toolbox lines, circles, retangles, etc. can be used to create custom symbols. Similar to built-in symbols, custom symbols can be colored, re-sized and rotated, and wires attached to custom symbols will remain connected when the custom symbol is moved. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics Creating custom symbols Editing custom symbols Tool|Create symbol command Tool|Edit symbol command Edit custom symbol dialog) 2. A library of custom symbols has been created and can be found in cslib01.cs1. You can use these symbols as is, or use them as a starting point for your own symbols (see Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic Editing custom symbols). This library includes: - resistors: fixed and variable, rheostats, potentiometers, thermistors and photo-resistors - capacitors: polarized, non-polarized, and variable

- inductors: fixed, variable, iron core, variac, tapped - transformers: air core, iron core, step-up, step-down, saturable reactor, synchro - power sources: DC voltage, fixed and variable, DC current, AC voltage, generator, AC current, - plugs, terminal and connectors - switches: normally open and normally closed: SPST, DPST, 3PST, 4PST, pushbutton, special purpose: level, pressure, flow, temperature, limit, electronic limit, speed. SPDT, DPDT, 3PDT, 4PDT. - relays: electro-mechanical, electronic - grounds and antennas - diodes: basic, constant current, LED, photo, PIN, schott y, shoc ley, step recovery, tunnel, varactor, zener - transistors: bipolar NPN, PNP, with and without case - FETs: N channel, P channel, with and without case - MOSFET: N & P channel depletion, N & P channel enhancement, with and without case - IGBT: NPN, PNP, with and without case - special purpose transistors: NPN and PNP dual-emitter, photo, darington pair, szi lai pair - thyristors: SCR, complementary SCR, SCS, GTO, SBS, UJT, DIAC, TRIAC, LASCR, GCS, opto-TRIAC, all with and without case - op amps: basic, Norton - tubes: diode, triode, tetrode, pentode, glow tube, phototube, thyratron, ignitron, beam tetrode, cathode ray tube 3. In addition to rotating a device by dragging with the cursor, a rotation angle command has bee added. You can now independently change the drawing angle of most devices. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics Tool|Angle Command Rotating an Object.) 4. Improved line drawing behaviour: - Lines can now have arrow-heads. The arrow-heads can be placed at the start, end, or both ends of lines. - Arrow-head size (length and width) can be set. - Lines can be "area filled" to create filled polygons. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics Adding a line object Edit line dialog box) Version 2.03 (May 2004) ----------------------1. Light Emitting Diodes (LED) have been added to the DC analysis function. SAMPLE03.CS1 has been upgraded to include a LEDs under forward, reverse and brea down bias states. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics DC Analysis DC Analysis Supported Devices) 2. Switches can now be used in DC and AC analysis circuits. The switch is toggled between OFF and ON state by single mouse clic s on the switch. Four switch types are supported: SPST - single-pole single-throw SPDT - single-pole double-throw

DPST - double-pole single-throw DPDT - double-pole double-throw SAMPLE01.CS1 contains a number of switch circuits. SAMPLE02.CS1 has been upgraded to include a SPST switch. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics Switch, SPST, SPDT, DPST, DPDT, Switch tool it DC Analysis Supported Devices Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis Supported Devices) 3. Lamps can now be used in DC and AC analysis circuits. The lamp can be characterized by a rated voltage, rated watts and applied voltage "on %" threshold required to light up the lamp. SAMPLE01.CS1 contains a number of lamp circuits. SAMPLE02.CS1 has been upgraded to include a lamp. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics Lamp Edit lamp dialog box DC Analysis Supported Devices Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis Supported Devices) 4. Improved drawing behaviour: - Transistor, FET and MOSFET symbols can now be drawn with or without an enclosing circle. The circle is enabled or disabled using a chec box on the Transistor dialog box. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic Edit transistor dialog box) Version 2.02 (December 2003) ---------------------------1. Goal See er circuit optimizers have been added to the sinusoidal steady state analysis function. Goal See ers can be used to automatically change a device value (x) until a measured circuit value (y) is achieved. Goal See ers can change/optimize the following circuit device and corresponding value types. - Resistor - resistance - Capacitor - capacitance - Inductor - inductance - Battery - voltage - Analog source - voltage, current, phase and frequency. Goal See ers support the measurement of voltage, current, impedance and power in the following value types. - Magnitude - RMS (voltage or current only) - phase (degrees or radians) - real or imaginary phasor. SAMPLE11.CS1 has been added to demonstrate how how a Goal See er can be used to find a Op Amp feedbac resistor to achieve a desired circuit gain. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Goal See er Edit goal see er dialog box Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis Supported Devices) 2. In addition to changing AC source voltage or current magnitude, Value Sliders can now be used to quic ly change an AC source phase or frequency. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Quic ly changing device values Value slider

Edit value slider dialog box) 3. Improved drawing behaviour: - The cursor now changes when moved over objects, object adornments, device connection nodes, value sliders and object resize selectors. - Rectangle and Ellipse objects can be selected, moved and resized. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics Selecting Objects Moving Objects Resizing an Object) Version 2.01 (August 2003) --------------------------1. Device drawing scaling has been added. You can now independently change the drawing size of most devices. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics Tool|Scale Command Scaling an Object.) 2. A new command has been added to the Tool menu to directly invo e a device or object attribute edit dialog box. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic Edit Device Command.) 3. Improved drawing behaviour: - A context sensitive right mouse button menu has been added. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic Right-clic Shortcut Commands.) Version 2.00 (January 2002) --------------------------1. Circuit Shop has been converted to a native 32-bit program. 2. Cloc s and Sequence Generators are now supported by the digital analysis function. Digital cloc & sequence generator devices can be found on the Digital Device tool it. A new dialog box has been added to set Cloc and Sequence Generator attributes. This new dialog box can set the device id, device name, 0 and 1 sequence and period. The sequence can be defined as binary or hexadecimal. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Digital cloc s & sequence generators Digital device tool it Edit Cloc & Sequence Generator dialog box Digital analysis Digital analysis supported devices). To control cloc s and sequence generators, four new menu commands have been added: Tool|Cloc Start, Pause, Step and Stop. These commands can also be directly access from the toolbar. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Digital cloc commands Toolbar commands) SAMPLE16.CS1 has been upgraded to include a digital cloc . 3. A Digital Oscilloscope, or logic analyzer has

capability has been added. Used with digital cloc s, digital oscilloscopes can be used to graph digital logic levels at arbitrary locations in a circuit. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Digital oscilloscope Circuit analyzer Edit Analyzer dialog box Digital analysis Digital analysis supported devices). SAMPLE16.CS1 has been upgraded to include a digital oscilloscope. 4. Improved drawing and device connection behaviour: - When a connector is placed on top of a wire, the wire is automatically connected to the connector. - When a device is deleted, connecting wires are also automatically deleted. - If a connector with 2 wires is deleted, the 2 separate wires are replaced with one wire. 5. ICs added to library L74100.CS1: - 74128 - Quad 2-input NOR gates/line drivers - 74137 - 3-to-8 inverting decoder with address latches - 74138 - 3-to-8 inverting decoder/demultiplexer - 74148 - 8-to-3 priority encoder Version 1.10 (January 2001) --------------------------1. NPN and PNP transistors are now supported by the sinusoidal steady state analysis and frequency response functions. Transistors are replaced with a hybrid-pi model when the circuit is analyzed. A new dialog box has also been added to initialize or change the hybrid-pi model parameters. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Transistor hybrid-pi model Edit Transistor Parameters dialog box Sinusoidal steady state analysis Frequency response Sinusoidal steady state supported devices). A simple transistor sinusoidal steady state analysis and frequency response example can be found in SAMPLE07.CS1. 2. A new dialog box has been added for transistors. This dialog box can be used to select the transistor type: - NPN or PNP transistor - N or P channel field effect transistor - N or P channel depletion mode MOSFET - N or P channel enhancement mode MOSFET define its device id, part number, name and select the orientation. This dialog also includes a Parameters button which opens the Edit Transistor Parameters dialog box to initialize or change the transistor's hybrid-pi model parameters. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Edit Transistor dialog box.) 3. A new Value Slider device has been added. A value slider can be used to quic ly change a device value and re-execute the circuit analysis function. Value sliders can change - Resistor resistance - Capacitor capacitance - Inductor inductance

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clear - 74132 - Quad 2-input NAND gates with schmitt trigger inputs - 74133 - 13-input NAND gate - 74147 - 10-to-4 priority encoder (decimal-to-binary encoder) L74150.CS1 - ICs in range 74150 - 74199: - 74150 - 16-to-1 line inverting data selector/multiplexer - 74151 - 8-to-1 line data selector/multiplexer - 74190 - 4-bit synchronous decade up/down counter with load - 74191 - 4-bit synchronous binary up/down counter with load Version 1.09 (March 2000) ------------------------1. Flip-flops are now supported by the digital analysis function. Flip-flops can be configured: type : SR - set reset, JK, D and T - toggle. outputs : Q and ~Q, Q only and ~Q only. cloc : none, active high or active low, low-to-high or high-to-low transition. preset : with and without.

- Battery voltage - AC source voltage and current (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Quic ly changing device values Value slider Edit value slider dialog box Analog Device Tool it.) A Wheatstone bridge value slider example can be found in SAMPLE10.CS1. Also, SAMPLE02.CS1 has been updated to include a Value Slider. Addition of Binary Numbers Exercise in the Digital Circuits Tutorial. The exercise includes an explanation of what binary numbers are and how to convert bac and forth between binary and decimal number systems. New menu commands: Tool|Analysis log on and Tool|Analysis log off These commands enable or disable respectively the generation of an analysis.log file during a circuit analysis. The analysis log contains a list of circuit devices, connections, and resultant voltages and currents. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Tool|Analysis log on command Tool|Analysis log off command.) New example circuits: - SAMPLE10.CS1 - Value slider example - Wheatstone bridge. - SAMPLE07.CS1 - Transistor AC analysis/frequency response ICs added to library L7450.CS1: - 7473 - Dual J-K negative-edge-triggered flip-flops with reset - 7475 - Quad D-type high-level-triggered flip-flops - 7495 - 4-bit shift reg. with shift and parallel-load cloc s New libraries: L74100.CS1 and L74150.CS1. Two new library have been created with standard digital logic ICs 74100 through 74199. You can cut and paste the ICs from this library to your own circuits. L74100.CS1 - ICs in range 74100 - 74149: - 74107 - Dual negative-edge-triggered JK flip-flops with clear - 74109 - Dual J ~K flip-flops with preset and clear - 74112 - Dual neg.-edge-trig. JK flip-flops with preset and clear - 74113 - Dual neg.-edge-trig. JK flip-flops with preset - 74114 - Dual neg.-edge-trig. JK flip-flops with preset, common cloc

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clear : with and without. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Flip-flop Edit flip-flop dialog box Digital Device Tool it.) A new command has been added to output a circuit to a bitmap (BMP) file. The BMP file is automatically sized so that all of the circuit is displayed, i.e. even if the screen window only covers a portion of the circuit, all of the circuit will be displayed in the BMP. The BMP file can be imported to other applications such as word processors or general graphics programs. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: File Output BMP file) A printable version of Circuit Shop's on-line help file has been created and can be downloaded from the Circuit Shop home page. This document consists of two parts: 1. Circuit Shop's reference manual. 2. Circuit Shop's tutorial. A full index of the reference manual and tutorial is included at the end of the document. The DC Analysis function has been enhanced to support diodes. After the analysis is complete a color coded diode state character is displayed beside the diode. F - Forward bias (on), green. R - Reverse bias (off), blac . B - Brea down bias, red. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: DC Analysis Diode Model) Improved device connection behaviour. To assist connecting devices with wires, when Circuit Shop detects that the wire tool is over a device terminal, the cursor symbol changes to a pointer. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Connecting Devices - Adding Wires and Connectors) New example circuits: - SAMPLE03.CS1 - a simple DC diode analysis circuit. - SAMPLE15.CS1 - 7449 BCD to 7-segment decoder. - SAMPLE16.CS1 - Modulo 10 counter using D flip-flops. ICs added to library L7400.CS1: - 7423 - hex non-inverter. - 7442 - BCD to decimal decoder. - 7445 - BCD to decimal decoder. - 7447 - BCD to 7-segment decoder with ripple-blan input (active low outputs). - 7448 - BCD to 7-segment decoder with ripple-blan input (active high outputs). - 7449 - BCD to 7-segment decoder. New library: L7450.CS1. A new library has been created with standard digital logic ICs 7450 through 7499. You can cut and paste the ICs from this library to your own circuits. - 7451 - 2-wide 2-input and 2-wide 3-input AND-NOR gates - 7454 - 4-wide 2/3-input AND-NOR gate - 7455 - 2-wide 4-input AND-NOR gate - 7458 - 2-wide 2-input and 2-wide 3-input AND-OR gates - 7474 - Dual D-type positive-edge-triggered flip-flops

- 7476 - Dual J-K negative-edge-triggered flip-flops with set and reset - 7483 - 4-bit binary full adder with fast carry - 7485 - 4-bit magnitude comparator with cascade inputs - 7486 - Quad 2-input EXCLUSIVE OR gates - 7490 - 4-bit asynchronous decade counter - 7492 - 4-bit asynchronous divide-by-12 - 7493 - 4-bit asynchronous binary counter 9. LIBRARY.TXT has been added to the files distributed with Circuit Shop. This file lists the ICs in each of Circuit Shop's IC library files. Version 1.08 (October 1999) --------------------------1. Integrated circuit (IC) devices can now contain internal circuits. You can now create unlimited analog and digital circuits inside integrated circuit devices. The circuits inside ICs can also include or imbed IC devices, i.e. ICs inside ICs, and thus very complex circuits can be created. This capability is sometimes called circuit macros or sub-circuits in other programs. ICs can be created to hold industry standard circuits such as the digital logic 7400 series devices, see new library reference below, or "common" circuit components that you use in your application. The ICs can be stored in Circuit Shop .CS1 files which allows you to create user specific IC libraries. You can use Circuit Shop's Edit|Cut, Copy and Paste commands to copy ICs within a diagram, and from one diagram (e.g. from a user specific IC library) to another diagram. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Creating Circuits Inside Integrated Circuits.) 2. ICs can now be used in Circuit Shop's circuit analysis function. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: DC analysis Sinusoidal steady state analysis Frequency response Digital analysis) 3. The Edit IC dialog box has been enhanced: - A "View circuit" button has been added to display the IC's internal circuit. Once displayed, normal Circuit Shop commands and graphical operations can be used to construct the IC's internal circuit. - Two new display options have been added to integrated circuits: "Show pins" and "Show pin numbers." These allow you to more easily connect wires to the correct pins. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Edit IC Dialog Box.) 4. New example circuit: - SAMPLE14.CS1 - a simple digital circuit using two of the NAND gates inside a 7400 IC. 5. New library: L7400.CS1. A new library has been created with standard digital logic ICs 7400 through 7449. You can cut and paste the ICs from this library to your own circuits. 6. Disconnected wires and devices are now detected and highlighted. The analyze command or toolbar button

is invo ed, Circuit Shop loo s for disconnected objects, e.g. wires that are not correctly terminated or devices that are not connected to other parts of the circuit. If disconnected objects are found a message box is displayed which as s if you would li e to highlight the disconnected objects. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Tool|Analyze Command.) 7. Frequency response graphs have been enhanced. Circuit Shop can now produce: - magnitude (volts) vs frequency - phase (degrees) vs frequency - magnitude (dB) vs frequency - group delay (seconds) vs frequency Plots can be in the following forms: - linear vs linear - linear vs logarithmic - logarithmic vs linear - logarithmic vs logarithmic Each axis can be independently scaled either manually or automatically. Two buttons ("X Axis ..." and "Y Axis ...") have been added to the Edit Analyzer dialog box. These buttons invo e the new Edit Axis Information dialog box to set the axis title, auto or manual scaling, min and max values, and axis type (linear or logarithmic). (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Frequency Response Edit Analyzer dialog box, Edit Axis Information dialog box.) 8. A new dialog box has been created to set or change the attributes of the drawing grid. The attributes include - x - horizontal size - y - vertical size - display drawing grid lines These attributes are saved with the drawing and restored when the diagram is re-opened. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: TOOL|Drawing Grid command Edit Drawing Grid dialog box.) 9. Floating Point Overflow error. Some users have reported this error. This was believed it to be dynamic memory exhaustion because the remedy seemed to be to disable other applications before running Circuit Shop. While reading the Borland newsgroups, a similar sounding problem was reported. There is a now problem with the floating point unit where other applications could leave the floating point unit in an unsupported state and input of floating point numbers could cause this error. The fix is to reset the floating point unit before reading any data. This has been implemented in this release. Version 1.07 (May 1999) ----------------------1. Digital Analysis is introduced to Circuit Shop. Digital Analysis supports circuits composed of - Digital sources: logic level 0, logic level 1 and logic level switch. - Logic gates: AND, OR, NOT, EXCLUSIVE-OR, NAND, and

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EXCLUSIVE-NOR. - Digital displays: digital display lamp, and 7 segment. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Analyse Command, Digital Analysis, Digital Analysis On Command, and Digital Analysis Off Command.) Addition of Logic Gate Exercise in the Digital Circuits Tutorial. The exercise includes an explanation of what logic gates are and how they operate in digital circuits. New example circuits: - SAMPLE12.CS1 contains a set of simple digital circuits. By single left mouse clic ing on the digital sources, you can see how logic gates and digital displays operate. - SAMPLE13.CS1 contains a one-bit comparator. New devices have been added to the digital device tool it: - Digital sources: level 0 source, level 1 source and logic level switch. - Digital displays: digital display lamp and 7 segment display. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Digital Device Tool it.) Logic gates can now have up to 25 inputs. The number of inputs is set using the logic gate dialog box. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Edit Logic Gate Dialog.) Frequency response graphs can now be printed. After the Frequency response graph has been generated, ensure the graph window is in focus, i.e. it is the active window and use menu commands File|Print or File|Print preview to print or preview the graph. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Frequency Response for details on how to generate and print a frequency response graph.)

Version 1.06 (February 1999) ---------------------------1. Addition of Transistor Exercise in the Semiconductors Tutorial. The exercise includes explanation of how transistors wor , different types of transistor circuits and biasing examples. 2. Device meters have been enhanced. - Voltages can be measured at Terminals. - Voltage differences can be measured from Terminalto-Terminal. - Power can be measured for resistors, capacitors and inductors with the following display formats - magnitude and phase (degrees) - magnitude and phase (radians) - real and imaginary phasor (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Device Meter Edit Meter Dialog Box.) 3. Devices and objects may now be moved using the eyboard left arrow, right arrow, up arrow, or down arrow cursor eys. By default the device or object is moved one x or

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Version 1.05 (November 1998) ---------------------------1. Addition of Series Resistor-Inductor-Capacitor (RLC) Circuits Exercise in the Alternating Current Tutorial. The exercise includes a demonstration circuit to show the resonant frequency using Circuit Shop's frequency response capability. 2. Addition of Diodes Exercise in the Semiconductors Tutorial. The exercise includes explanations of half and full-wave rectification circuits. 3. Addition of Operational Amplifier (op amp) analysis capability. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Ideal Operational Amplifier). - op amps can be used in both sinusoidal steady state analysis and frequency response capabilities. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis Supported Devices) - example circuit SAMPLE09.CS1 contains a fourth-order Butterworth low-pass filter using op amps. 4. Addition of dependent voltage and current source analysis capability. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Dependent Sources)

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y grid increment. If the Ctrl ey is held down at the same time as the cursor ey is pressed, the selected objects will be moved by one pixel in the desired direction. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Moving an Object.) The transistor tool it now contains transistors, junction FETs, and depletion and enhancement mode MOSFETs. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic Transistor Tool it.) The following suffixes can be used when entering device values: 'G', 'M', 'K', ' ', 'm', 'u', 'n', 'p'. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Edit Device Dialog Box.) Transformer support has been enhanced: - transformers can be displayed having iron or air cores and can be displayed (and analyzed) with either positive and negative polarity. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Edit Transformer Dialog.) - transformers can be used in both sinusoidal steady state analysis and frequency response capabilities (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis Supported Devices). - example circuit SAMPLE05.CS1 contains a simple transformer circuit. In previous versions, wires were not being transferred correctly from the cut/paste buffer to a diagram. This has been corrected. You can now create a library of customized symbols and common circuits in one or more Circuit Shop files and use the Edit command's cut and paste facility between diagrams. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Edit Commands.)

- The following dependent source types are supported: voltage-controlled voltage source (VCVS) current-controlled voltage source (CCVS) voltage-controlled current source (VCCS) current-controlled current source (CCCS) - dependent sources can be used in both sinusoidal steady state analysis and frequency response capabilities. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis Supported Devices) - example circuit SAMPLE08.CS1 contains a circuit with each type of dependent source. 5. Addition of balloon help. As the mouse is moved over the toolbar or tool it, a window will appear under the icon stating the icon's purpose. 6. Improved object selection behaviour. You can now select multiple objects at once using a selection area. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Selecting Objects) 7. Improved device and object movement ability. You can now move multiple selected objects at the same time. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Moving an Object) Version 1.04 (August 1998) -------------------------1. Addition of Capacitors and Inductors in AC Circuits Exercise in the Alternating Current Tutorial. 2. Addition of frequency response capability. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Frequency Response) - new Circuit Analyzer object to control the generation of frequency response graphs (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Circuit Analyzer) - new dialog box to add or change the attributes of a circuit analyzer object. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Edit Analyzer Dialog Box) 3. In addition to being on the toolbar, the pointer, wire and connector tools have been added to the analog device tool it. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Analog Device Tool it) 4. Improved wire and connector drawing behaviour: - Wire vertices are automatically positioned so that resulting wires are horizontal or vertical with adjacent vertices or wire end points. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Adding a Vertex Moving a Vertex) - Connector objects are now selected before wires. Version 1.03 (May 1998) ----------------------1. Addition of Capacitor Circuit Time Constant and Inductor Circuit Time Constant exercises. 2. In addition to DC analysis, Circuit Shop now supports sinusoidal steady state analysis for circuits composed of resistors, capacitors, inductors, ground points, voltage

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Version 1.02 (February 1998) ---------------------------1. Addition of transformer and alternating current tutorials. 2. Addition of unlimited diagram edit undo and redo command capabilities. 3. Addition of cut/paste buffer commands: Cut, Copy, Paste, Append and Select All. Any number of objects can be placed in the cut paste buffer and objects can be transferred from one diagram to another. 4. Support for both free form, straight and curved lines. Line vertices may be added and removed, and entire lines may be copied, moved or deleted, the same as most objects.

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sources, current sources and device meters. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis) Device meters now support the following meter types and output display formats. - Voltage and current - magnitudes - RMS - Voltage - magnitude and phase (degrees) - magnitude and phase (radians) - real and imaginary phasor - Current - magnitude and phase (degrees) - magnitude and phase (radians) - real and imaginary phasor - Impedance - magnitude and phase (degrees) - magnitude and phase (radians) - real and imaginary phasor (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Device Meter Edit Meter Dialog Box) Addition of AC voltage and current sources, and addition of a new dialog box to define source id, name, magnitude, phase and frequency parameters. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Edit Source Dialog Box) Addition of a source sub-tool it on the analog device tool it. The tool it contains battery, AC voltage source and AC current source devices. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topics: Analog Device Tool it Source Tool it) Earth and chassis grounds are supported as common points in circuits and can be used in sinusoidal steady state analysis circuits. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Sinusoidal Steady State Analysis) For convenience, the pointer, wire and connector tools have been moved to the toolbar. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Toolbar Commands). Suffixes and units are displayed for device values, voltages, currents and frequencies. E.g. resistors , M; voltage mV, V; capacitors uF, pF; frequency Hz, MHz etc. (See Circuit Shop help file (CIRC.CHM) topic: Unit Conversion)

5. Addition of short cut (accelerator) eys for many menu commands. 6. If multiple objects overlap, the pointer tool will now select the smallest object. Version 1.01 (December 1997) ---------------------------1. Addition of capacitor and inductor tutorials. 2. Addition of a digital device tool it which includes: - the full set of logical gates: AND, OR, Exclusive-OR, NOT, NAND, NOR and Exclusive-NOR. - integrated circuits with the ability to specify any number of side and top/bottom inputs. 3. New devices: 2 & 3 prong female and male plugs. 4. An easy way to delete wire vertices. Just grab the vertex and drag it to form a straight wire. 5. A faster and more robust mesh generator and circuit analyzer. Version 1.00 (October 1997) --------------------------1. Initial release.