KTechLab – IDE for microcontrollers and electronics

KTechlab is an open source IDE for electronic and PIC microcontroller circuit design and simulation.

It is a circuit designer with autorouting and simulation of common electronic components and logic elements.

KTechlab supports programming microcontrollers using a graphical flowchart based language called flowcode.

The software uses Qt.

Features include:

  • Circuit simulator, capable of simulating logic, linear devices and some nonlinear devices.
  • Integration with gpsim, allowing PICs to be simulated in circuit.
  • Schematic editor, which provides a rich real-time feedback of the simulation.
  • Central working canvas between sidebars as shown in the picture on the left.
  • Flowchart editor, allowing PIC programs to be constructed visually.
  • Circuit diagrams (or captures), flowcharts and code (c or assembly) are displayed as tabs above the design canvas in the main window.
  • Flowcharts are useful for defining the control flow of an algorithm to be run in a programmable integrated circuit (PIC).
  • Analog or digital circuits can be drawn and simulated “on the fly” while they are been built and measurements such as the branch current or a node voltage can be displayed by hovering over the circuit with the mouse.
  • Electrical Components Sidebar.
  • Item Sidebar.
  • MicroBASIC; a BASIC-like compiler for PICs, written as a companion program to KTechlab.
  • Integrated assembler and disassembler via gpasm and gpdasm.

Website: github.com/ktechlab/ktechlab
Support: GitHub code repository, Mailing List
Developer: Jason Lucas, Alan Grimes, Zoltan Padrah, Julian Bäume
License: GNU GPL v2


KTechlab is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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