Logisim iconLogisim 2.7.1

A graphical tool for designing and simulating logic circuits
Logisim is a free and open source educational tool that will help you design and simulate digital logic circuits.

With its simple toolbar interface and simulation of circuits as you build them, Logisim is simple enough to facilitate learning the most basic concepts related to logic circuits.

With the capacity to build larger circuits from smaller subcircuits, and to draw bundles of wires with a single mouse drag, Logisim can be used (and is used) to design and simulate entire CPUs for educational purposes.

Main features:

  • It is free! (Logisim is open-source (GPL).)
  • It runs on any machine supporting Java 1.4 or later; special versions are released for MacOS X and Windows. The cross-platform nature is important for students who have a variety of home/dorm computer systems.
  • The drawing interface is based on an intuitive toolbar. Color-coded wires aid in simulating and debugging a circuit.
  • The wiring tool draws horizontal and vertical wires, automatically connecting to components and to other wires. It's very easy to draw circuits!
  • Completed circuits can be saved into a file, exported to a GIF file, or printed on a printer.
  • Circuit layouts can be used as "subcircuits" of other circuits, allowing for hierarchical circuit design.
  • Included circuit components include inputs and outputs, gates, multiplexers, arithmetic circuits, flip-flops, and RAM memory.
  • The included "combinational analysis" module allows for conversion between circuits, truth tables, and Boolean expressions.

last updated on:
April 3rd, 2011, 14:21 GMT
file size:
3.9 MB
developed by:
Carl Burch
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
binary format:
Universal Binary
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Logisim - This is how you can use the program.Logisim - Some project actions are available here.Logisim - Some simulation actions are available here.Logisim - Template preferences can be changed in this panel.Logisim - Some tools can be customized here.Logisim - Some internationalization options are available here.
What's New in This Release:
  • Feature: When errors are in a file being loaded, the file is still partially loaded and displayed. If multiple errors are found, each is displayed.
  • Feature: In Plexers library, added Select Location attribute to multiplexer, demultiplexer, and decoder.
  • Feature: If some components somehow manage to get "off the grid," they are relocated back onto the grid once they are moved.
  • Behavior change: With transistors and transmission gates, a floating value is passed through as floating regardless of the value of gate (including a floating or error gate value).
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