linSmith is an open source software project that has been designed from the ground up to act as a Smith charting program. It is an educational application where the main emphasis is on capabilities improving the 'showing the effect of'-style of operation.
Features at a glance
Key features include definitions for multiple load impedances, addition of discrete and line components, ability to experiment with component values using scrollbars, serial or parallel connection support, as well as real impedances for charts.
In addition, users can directly view of the result on the screen and easily generate high quality Postscript output that can be published anywhere. In order to allow various solutions without the need to redefine the other, the circuit and load configurations are stored separately.
Under the hood and availability
While the application is written entirely in the C programming language, its graphical user interface uses the cross-platform GTK+ GUI toolkit. The gnome-print library is used to generate Postscript output.
It can be downloaded as a source archive, installable on any GNU/Linux operating system as well as all requirements are met, as well as binary archives for 64-bit Slackware Linux distributions.
With this tool, you will be able to generate Postscript output, enter discrete components or transmission lines, see the results on screen, as well as to generate Postscript output in a shortest time as possible, from the comfort of your Linux desktop.