iPhone/iPad Tools

Below is just a sample of the many applications available for the iPhone and iPad for Electrical Engineering. All are available in the App Store, some have links for descriptions.

Electronic Design/Calculator Apps

Spicy Schematics & Spicy SWAN
Web based Electronic simulators for the iPad and iPhone.
http://www.ischematics.com/

EE Toolkit
The Electronics Engineering ToolKit Pro features a collection of very useful calculators, simulators, circuit and application examples. iPhone and iPad.
http://www.syclabs.com/EEToolKit.html

RF Attenuator
Calculates resistor values for 3 types of RF attenuation circuits given input impedance (Zin), output impedance (Zout), and attenuation value (in dB). iPhone and iPad.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rf-attenuator/id306908604?mt=8

Electronics Engineering ToolKit Pro
Several electronics related calculators. iPhone and iPad.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/electronics-engineering-toolkit/id368780426?mt=8

SensorWiki
Sensor locater and database.

EngrCalc
Agilent Engineering Calculator.

TX-Line, MX Line, EE ToolKit, and PCBCalc by Agilent
Microstrip and Stripline Calculators.

ElecToolKit
15 Calculators.

Attenuator, iAttenuator, Pad Designer, RF Slide Charts, RF Attenuator
Several Apps for solving T, Pi, and Bridged T Attenuators.

RF Slide Charts, rfCalc
Calculators for RF design.

R Tools
Tools for voltage dividers, parallel resistors and so on.

Pinouts
Many standard connector pinouts.

Antenna Array
2D & 3D plots for a few standard antennas.

PCB Toolbox
Trace Heating, voltage drop, Impedance, weight and so on.

rfCalc, iSmith
Smith Chart Apps.

PCB Current Calculator
Calculate required trace widths, temperature rise and so on.

Electronic Instruments

Oscium’s mixed signal oscilloscope
iMSO-104 has one analog and 4 digital channels, 5MHz bandwidth. iPhone and iPad only.
http://www.oscium.com/

Oscium’s LogiScope
100MHz 16 channel logic analyzer. Software includes serial protocol decoding of I2C, SPI, and UART. Inputs are compatible with 2.0v, 2.5v, 3.3v and 5.0v . iPhone and iPad only.
http://www.oscium.com/

Oscium’s WiPry-Combo
WiPry-Combo peak RF power meter and spectrum analyzer. The power meter is sensitive from 100MHz to 2.7GHz. The spectrum analyzer only covers the WiFi/Bluetooth/Zigbee band. iPhone and iPad only.
http://www.oscium.com/

iDVM
Measures AC/DC voltage, AC/DC current, and resistance remotely at a distance of up to 30 Meters. Shares the data via email or adhoc web server. Speaks Measurements. Rechargeable.
www.redfishinstruments.com/

Signal Gen, AudioSigGen, Oscillator Free, Tone Generator Pro
Signal generators.

Soundbeam, oScope, SoundLevel, FreqCounter, Oscilloscope
Oscilloscopes.

Cable for iPhone oscilloscopes using audio input
Use oScope Lite and this cable. iPhone only.
http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2010/07/19/iphone-oscilloscope-how-to-roll-your-own-iphone-data-recording-cable/

SPL Meter, dB Sound Measurement, Measurement Kit, Volume Tester
Audio level in dB.

PScope
Allows you to use your PicoScope 2000 Series oscilloscope.
http://www.spider-e.com/apps.php
PicoScope 2000:
http://www.picotech.com/picoscope2000.html

Math

SpaceTime
Real-time graphing and MobileCAS® for computer algebra and calculus. iPhone, iPad, Macintosh OS X, Android, Windows.
http://www.spacetime.us/

Quick Graph
Plot up to 3 equations in 2D or 3D. iPhone only.
http://www.colombiamug.com/2009/06/quick-graph/

Symbolic Calculator
Algebraic calculations.

Mathomatic
Algebraic calculations. Symbolic, with history ‘tape’

Equation Slover
Fixed format. First to third degree and systems of 2 or 3 unknowns.

Mathomatic
Algebraic calculations.

Graphmatica
Graph Cartesian functions, relations, and inequalities, plus polar, parametric, and ordinary differential equations, curve-fitting features. Macintosh OS X, iOS, and Windows.
http://www.graphmatica.com/

Code

iLuaBox Pro
Lua environment.

Basic!, cbmHandBasic
Basic environment.

Mechanical

STL Viewer
STL (Stereo Lithography) file viewer.
http://www.smartmanuals3d.com/stlViewer.aspx

iDesign
2D vector drawing & design. User Guide in PDF & A full set of video tutorials in HD available on the developer website. Vector export formats: PDF and SVG (handles differences for Illustrator and InkScape support). Raster export formats: JPEG, PNG (with or without transparent background)
iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idesign/id342790226?mt=8
Developer:
http://www.touchaware.com/apps/idesign/Default.aspx

Mechanical Engineer
Contains over 300 important mechanical engineering formulas, there are over 300 additional conversion formulas in the program as well as 70 area formulas.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mechanical-engineer/id327055140?mt=8

Optics

OpticsCalc
Paraxial Thick Lens, Lens Makers Formula, Snell’s Law, Prism Refraction, and Fresnel Reflection.
http://www.opticscalc.com/

Refractive, MTFCalc
More Optics.

Colormeter
Color sampler, gives RGB, HSV, CMYK, XYZ, and xy.

Terminals and serial Interfaces

SkyWire 30 pin dock connector to RS-232
True ‘Made for iPod’ certification. Up to 57.6k baud. iPhone only.
http://www.southernstars.com/products/skywire/index.html

WiSnap AAA
WiFi to RS-232 serial. Compatible with any WiFi device.
http://serialio.com/products/mobile/wifi/WiSnapAAA.php
Store:
https://serialio.com//store/index.php?cPath=82&osCsid=bgu5p5qtt0sojig5n23obv4e51

RS-232 App for iPhone using audio port (transmit only)
Uses simple circuit on audio connector. 1200 to 19,200 baud. iPhone only.
Search AppStore for RS-232

Redpark Serial Cables
Redpark makes a family of serial cables and a SDK for developing products with RS-232 serial I/O in the iPhone/iPad. Classic 30 pin and the new Lighting connector versions.
http://www.redpark.com/c2db9.html
Catalog:
http://redpark.myshopify.com/collections/all

Get Console
A hardware RS-232 to iPhone/iPad connector adapter with software. iPhone and iPad.
http://www.get-console.com/

Search for these on your iPhone:
Elektor ETB
EngrCalc
Megaphase
Wolfram
PrototypePCB
Jemlab
Rayoptics
Cortona3D Viewer
Math Minion

Also, AZoOptics, Maxim, NXP, and Texas Instruments have product search apps on the iPhone.

If you want to charge your iPhone from a charger that waste less energy than normal chargers. See:
http://energysavingchargers.com/

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