1. PSpice (Cadence Design Systems, Inc.): One of the most basic circuit simulation products on the market and a common tool for electrical engineers.
2. Electronics Workbench (Electronics Workbench): Another of the most commonly used electronic design and automation products. (Note that many of the neuron models discussed in Chapter 3 have been modeled using programs such PSpice and Electronics Workbench.)
3. Orcad Capture (Cadence Design Systems, Inc): One of a family of tools for the design of complex analog and digital circuitry for VLSI systems.
4. Micro Magic Tools (Juniper Networks): A suite of design tools for the design of complex chips at the physical level. Often free for educational applications.
5. Blast Software (Magma Design Automation): An innovative suite of products that uses gain-based synthesis to synthesize millions of gates simultaneously. A well-received product among VLSI researchers.
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