Advanced Graphing: Powerful Plotting Options

Apr 07 2012, 7:30 PM PDT · 1 comment »

The CircuitLab team is proud to release a major upgrade to the way you can display plots in the CircuitLab editor. Up until now you have only been able to plot all of your signals from the simulator's analysis on a single graph. CircuitLab now supports creating multiple different plots at once, so your traces are no longer cluttered together onto the same graph. This works for CircuitLab's DC Sweep, Time Domain, and Frequency Domain (Small-Signal AC) simulation modes.

CircuitLab Advanced Graphing Screenshot

With today's release of Advanced Graphing you are able to define which traces you want plotted on different graphs, and which traces you want plotted on the same graph. Our intuitive Advanced Graphing interface allows you to drag traces out onto new graphs, change the settings of each individual axis on each graph, and even rearrange the order of the traces.

CircuitLab Advanced Graphing Screenshot

When combined with our powerful plot expressions which we demoed in an earlier blog post, this change should make the presentation and analyzing of the results you get from the CircuitLab simulator much more powerful. Give it a try by clicking on the Advanced Graphing link right above the Run Simulation buttons.

CircuitLab Advanced Graphing Screenshot

As always, all simulation and plotting options are saved right along with your schematic, so you can easily share a circuit's public URL and the recipient will see the same plot configuration when they run the simulations in their browser.

CircuitLab in Google's Chrome Web Store

Apr 03 2012, 11:00 AM PDT · 1 comment »

We're happy to announce that CircuitLab is now available in Google's Chrome Web Store. This lets Chrome users add a one-click CircuitLab launch button to their new tab screens:

circuitlab circuit simulator in chrome web store

The Chrome Web Store features apps that are pushing the limits of what browsers can do, just like CircuitLab does in the circuit simulation and schematic capture world. Install the CircuitLab app and enjoy!

CircuitLab Pivots from Circuit Simulation to Online Games

Apr 01 2012, 1:00 AM PDT · 2 comments »

(SAN DIEGO) -- CircuitLab today announced a transition from the field of online circuit simulation to online browser-based games with the launch of “Circuit-oids”, now available at

“Non-linear circuit modeling in the browser was a field we were happy to introduce to the world, but let’s be honest -- it was really hard. When our users started requesting custom behavioral sources and vacuum tube models, we started to realize that building software for the online entertainment market was a much easier technical task,” said Mike Robbins, CircuitLab’s developer of simulation components.

“We were in the middle of writing a new plotting library to give more powerful graphing tools to our users, but at some point we realized that we’d basically written most of a browser-based vector game engine. At that point, pivoting to the Circuit-oids model was a no-brainer,” said Humberto Evans, CircuitLab’s user interface developer. “Our online schematic editor made a lot of users happy, but the gaming angle lets us do that much more directly.”

Circuit-oids can be found at until further notice. If it happens to disappear in the near future, like Monday Morning, the developers suggest that there might be special ways to activate it within the CircuitLab editor.