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Create, test, and repair circuits safely and easily with photorealistic 3D components, and get the shematics simultaneously.

Explore the laws of electricity and electronics via multimedia screen with virtual measurements, sound and animation.

Full range of analog and digital electronic components.

100+ experiments and problems.

Tools to create your own courseware to match curriculum objectives.

Fits science, physics and basic electronics curriculums.

Edison Version 4 provides a unique new environment for learning electricity and electronics. Teachers, students and electronics enthusiasts can use digitally scanned photorealistic components, a solderless breadboard, virtual instruments, sound and animation to create, test, and safely repair lifelike 3D circuits and simultaneously see the corresponding circuit schematic. Edison also comes with over 100 experiments and problems that teachers and students can use immediately.

Select lifelike batteries, resistors, diodes, LEDs, transistors, logic gates, flip-flops, and even integrated circuits-- all easily available on the shelves of your multimedia lab. Pick and drag components onto your worktable or plug them into the realistic virtual breadboard, where you can even see the hidden internal connections. Wire the parts together with the mouse and your circuit begins working immediately so you can test and troubleshoot it with virtual instruments. In addition, Edison automatically prepares a standard schematic diagram and displays it simultaneously.

Once you have become familiar with schematic diagrams, you can use Edison’s schematic editor and circuit analyzer, compatible with the more advanced TINA circuit analysis program. Edison provides a state of the art analysis results window in addition to its virtual instruments. Using the results window, you can create diagrams with full control over axes, line style, color and fonts. You can print or save these diagrams and the 3D circuit in high resolution, or cut and paste them into your favorite word processor.

One of the most intriguing and innovative features of the new Edison is that it can not only calculate voltages and currents, but also, for linear circuits, show how these results are derived or mathematically described. For example, you can learn how to use Ohm’s law, how the output of a filter varies with frequency, and how the voltage of a charging capacitor varies as a function of time.

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