You’re an electrical engineer. And you have to run Windows – because a vast number of utilities and eval tools are Windows only! Or perhaps you’re running windows out of choice. No biggie, either way you can make your environment pretty flexible with some tools.
This tutorial, not-ironically, does not cover EDA tools themselves. That’s because chances are you have little choice as to what chipset or layout or modelling software you are using and also because those are much more specific than the general purpose tools covered here
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