Proteus (design software)

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Labcenter Electronics Ltd.
Type Privately held company
Industry Electronic design automation
Founded 1988
Headquarters North Yorkshire, England
Products Proteus Design Suite

Proteus is a software for microprocessor simulation, schematic capture, and printed circuit board (PCB) design. It is developed by Labcenter Electronics.

The XGameStation Micro Edition was designed using Labcenter's Proteus schematic entry and PCB layout tools.[1]


Proteus PCB design combines the ISIS schematic capture and ARES PCB layout programs to provide a powerful, integrated and easy to use suite of tools for professional PCB Design. All Proteus PCB design products include an integrated shape based autorouter and a basic SPICE simulation capability as standard. More advanced routing modes are included in Proteus PCB Design Level 2 and higher whilst simulation capabilities can be enhanced by purchasing the Advanced Simulation option and/or micro-controller simulation capabilities.

System components[edit]

  • ISIS Schematic Capture - a tool for entering designs.
  • PROSPICE Mixed mode SPICE simulation - industry standard SPICE3F5 simulator combined with a digital simulator.
  • ARES PCB Layout - PCB design system with automatic component placer, rip-up and retry auto-router and interactive design rule checking.
  • VSM - Virtual System Modelling lets co-simulate embedded software for popular microcontrollers alongside hardware design.
  • System Benefits Integrated package with common user interface and fully context sensitive help.

See also[edit]

ARIS Express a free-of-charge modeling tool for business process analysis and management.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ LaMothe, Andre (December 22, 2005). The Black Art of Video Game Console Design. Sams. ISBN 0-672-32820-8.