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Install SimulIDE on Debian 11

Hello, friends. This post is directed to electronics or related students who need to simulate electronic boards for educational or even professional purposes. This is because, after this post, you will learn how to install SimulIDE on Debian 11.

According to the official website of the project:

SimulIDE is a simple real-time electronic circuit simulator, intended for hobbyist or students to learn and experiment with simple electronic circuits and microcontrollers, supporting PIC, AVR, and Arduino.

So this kind of application allows us to simulate before creating electronics. As we are told they are oriented to students but can be used by many professionals in the field. This is because the application is really easy to use, just drag components from the list, drop into the circuit, connect them and push the power button to see how it works.

Also, it includes a code editor for GcBasic, Arduino, PIC asm, and AVR asm. Although it is in a very early stage of development, it is perfectly usable.

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I have not mentioned it, but SimulIDE is open source which allows us to use it without restrictions and always with the possibility to examine the source code of the application.

So, let’s go for it.

Install SimulIDE on Debian 11

As far as I have been able to investigate there are no precompiled packages specifically for Debian 11. However, the application is distributed as a binary for all Linux distributions that exist.

First, let’s install the dependencies for Debian 11. Open a terminal and run this pair of commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install libqt5svg5 libQt5Multimedia libQt5Xml libQt5Script libQt5SerialPort

This is because SimulIDE is built with QT technology.

So, now download the SimulIDE package for Linux from the SimulIDE web site.

1.- SimulIDE download page
1.- SimulIDE download page

Choose the Linux 64 package and the download will start. For this post, we are using the stable version.

When the download is finished, open your file browser and you will see the downloaded file.

2.- SimulIDE package
2.- SimulIDE package

Unzip it and go to the bin folder where the compiled package will be.

3.- SimulIDE file
3.- SimulIDE file

And simply double-click on the file to start the application.

4.- SimulIDE on Debian 111
4.- SimulIDE on Debian 11

So, it’s that easy.

If you want to use AppIMAGE then the steps are similar. Download it, unzip it and run it.

So, enjoy it

Conclusion

In this post, you learned how to install SimulIDE on Debian 11 quickly and easily. So you can simulate electronic boards quickly.

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