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Incorporate vacuum tube devices

This app practically begs for the inclusion of vacuum tube components! Its so close to being the perfect electronics app. I think generic models for a diode, triode, tetrode, and pentode would be a great addition to this app. A user could get all the data parameters they need from The data sheets for a particular type of tube and fill in the variables which distinguish one type from another.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would help me, Im designing a guitar Tube/Vacuum Amp and would be great to at least model the pre-amp 12AX7 stage

  • Raven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would gladly fork over twice the price for tube functionality.

    Maybe three or four times. Analog circuit designers are notorious for spending way too much money on tubes.

  • Chuck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any time frame on when this will be added? It's been 6 years now.

  • Marlon M. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree, if this app gets support for Vacuum Tubes, I'll buy it! Analogue is all I work on.

  • Dave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The growth in tube amps and the interest in them should spell out the need and the profit as an app that could fill a massive hole in the market.
    Maybe if you joined with electronic toolbox app all the references are already done just need to simulate signal

  • Stephan Bruny commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's THE feature I'm waiting for.

    Until then:
    One can use a n-MOSFET as substitute with 2 resistors of the same value (1-5M) from gate to drain and source, as a substitute.
    It will not clip symmetrically though, but acts just like a tube below saturation.

    A push-pull configuration with p- and n-MOSFET (high voltage types) a cap (between 10-100pF) and some resistors will be a substitute which you can even put into your amplifier. (symmetrical clipping).
    I did it once, and it sounded OK - but produces only even harmonics.

  • George Stortz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    One more vote for valves/tubes. I modify guitar amps and design vintage style equipment.
    An app like this would give me many more hours at the bench.
    Perhaps a few popular tubes and, perhaps, NTC thermistors?
    Let me know when it's available, please.

  • Jeremy McMillan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is not just a requested feature, this will drive sales! You know what would be even cooler? Allow the component devices to be modeled from test equipment data: put a linear regression ML module and a bulk data field to allow example components of a high and low quality (or even failing) parameters.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This one of the most asked features (3 requests) many votes and still no work in progress?

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