Circuit_macro examples, Version 7.8.4


These diagrams are in .png format. Pdf and svg versions are also available. The Postcript equivalent can be found in examples.ps of the distribution.

Click on the link to view the source of each diagram. Read the manual CMman.pdf for a complete explanation. Browse and enjoy!


quick diagram

quick.m4: The quick-start example from the manual


CctTable diagram

CctTable.m4: Two-terminal elements, showing some variations


Diodes diagram

Diodes.m4: Diodes


Emarrows diagram

Emarrows.m4: Radiation arrows


Sources diagram

Sources.m4: Sources and source-like elements


Variable diagram

Variable.m4: Arrows and marks indicating variability


AmpTable diagram

AmpTable.m4: Macros amp, delay, and integrator


Fuses diagram

Fuses.m4: Macros fuse and cbreaker


Switches diagram

Switches.m4: The switch macros; switch(,,,L|B|D) is a wrapper for lswitch, bswitch, and dswitch


Grounds diagram

Grounds.m4: Ground symbols


Antennas diagram

Antennas.m4: Antenna symbols


Audio diagram

Audio.m4: Audio elements


Opamp diagram

Opamp.m4: The opamp


Xform diagram

Xform.m4: The transformer element, drawing direction down


Relay diagram

Relay.m4: The contact and relay macros


NPDT diagram

NPDT.m4: Double throw with the NPDT macro


Jack diagram

Jack.m4: The jack and plug macros


Conn diagram

Conn.m4: The tstrip and ccoax macros


Pconn diagram

Pconn.m4: The pconnex macro


fet diagram

fet.m4: FETs, showing programmable components and example customizations


ujt diagram

ujt.m4: UJT examples


thyristor diagram

thyristor.m4: Thyristor examples


Bip diagram

Bip.m4: Bipolar transistors (drawing direction: up)


Tgate diagram

Tgate.m4: The tgate and ptrans elements


Nport diagram

Nport.m4: The nport and nterm macros


NLG diagram

NLG.m4: Some customizations of nport


Windings diagram

Windings.m4: The macro winding(L|R,diam,pitch,turns,core wid,core color)


ex01 diagram

ex01.m4:

Timer diagram

Timer.m4: Two simple labeled circuits


Optoiso diagram

Optoiso.m4: Optical isolator: a circuit with right or left orientation


Sixpole diagram

Sixpole.m4: A six-pole filter


ex18 diagram

ex18.m4:

ex19 diagram

ex19.m4: Precision half-wave rectifier and a tunnel diode circuit (illustrating opamp, diode, resistor, ground, and labels)


MC diagram

MC.m4: A three-phase switched AC-AC converter


ex10 diagram

ex10.m4:

bistable diagram

bistable.m4: Non-planar graph and bistable circuit (illustrating the crossover macro and colored elements)


Three diagram

Three.m4: Three-phase oscillator


gpar diagram

gpar.m4:

ex17 diagram

ex17.m4: A skewed circuit used to test the macro gpar_(element, element, separation), and a repetitive network created by Pic looping


ex12 diagram

ex12.m4: A CMOS NAND gate, a test circuit, and an XMOSFET example


pwrsupply diagram

pwrsupply.m4: An elementary power supply circuit with colored elements, and a multiple-winding transformer with 3-phase rectifier


TTLnand diagram

TTLnand.m4: TTL NAND gate illustrating a transistor with multiple emitters


I2L diagram

I2L.m4: Gate circuit and equivalent embedded I2L components illustrating multiple collectors


Schottky diagram

Schottky.m4: A 4-input NAND circuit illustrating the S (Schottky) option of bi_trans


ex11 diagram

ex11.m4: Transistor radio audio chain


Csource diagram

Csource.m4: Realization of a controlled source (illustrating stacked element labels)


Drive diagram

Drive.m4: Synchronous machine driven by variable-speed drive and rectifier


ex04 diagram

ex04.m4: Labels on non-manhattan elements


ex16 diagram

ex16.m4: A rate 1/2 binary convolutional coder and its state diagram


ex03 diagram

ex03.m4: Digital filter


Rectifiers diagram

Rectifiers.m4: Rectifier circuits and waveforms


Heathkit diagram

Heathkit.m4: The power supply of a Heathkit AR-15 (Now, that was a receiver!) with custom transformer and other elements, drawn on a grid (partially shown) to aid in placement


lcct diagram

lcct.m4: A digital circuit of moderate size, redrawn from M. P. Maclenan and G. M. Burns, "An Approach to Drawing Circuit Diagrams for Text Books," Tugboat (12)1, March 1991, pp. 66-69


ex02 diagram

ex02.m4: Elements at obtuse angles


sfg diagram

sfg.m4: Signal-flow graphs


Logic diagram

Logic.m4: Basic logic gates


ex08 diagram

ex08.m4: General-purpose latch: a small logic circuit


Decoder diagram

Decoder.m4: Decoder logic, constructed using the for_ macro


ex21 diagram

ex21.m4: Some flip-flops


ShiftR diagram

ShiftR.m4: A 5-bit shift register drawn using a custom flip-flop


Adder diagram

Adder.m4: A full adder and a cascade of n-bit adders


CanLogic diagram

CanLogic.m4: A way of automatically drawing two-layer logic diagrams


Alogix diagram

Alogix.m4: The Autologix(Boolean expression; Boolean expression... , options) macro automatically draws Boolean expressions in function notation. The function tree is drawn, then a row or column of inputs, then the connections. The default result is on the left, a custom element at the top, and a tree of gates only is shown on the right.


ABlogix diagram

ABlogix.m4: The Autologix macro can draw inputs on the left but the added drawing complexity may require hand tuning with second-argument options: L puts the inputs on the left, R reverses their order, V scans the input arguments in reverse order, and offset=value displaces the array of inputs


Crossbar diagram

Crossbar.m4: A crossbar switch


Byte diagram

Byte.m4: Elementary splines


ex00 diagram

ex00.m4:

ex07 diagram

ex07.m4: Line diagrams


exp diagram

exp.m4:

Globe diagram

Globe.m4: Test of project and other lib3D macros, showing the projection of a solid onto the y1,z1 plane by sighting along the x1 axis.


graysurf diagram

graysurf.m4: Plotting a surface using a gray scale


ex09 diagram

ex09.m4: Illustrating the macro dimension_(linespec, offset, label, D|H|W|blank width, tic offset,<-|->). A negative second argument implies an offset to the right of the linespec direction. A label starting with " or sprintf is copied literally. If label is an s_box(...) then setting argument 4 to H, W, or D tailors the blank width to the s_box height, width, or diagonal respectively; i.e., W is equivalent to s_wd+textoffset*2


ex05 diagram

ex05.m4: Use of darrow


control diagram

control.m4: Control-system block diagrams that do not require m4


ex06 diagram

ex06.m4: Crosshatching by for loops


Loglog diagram

Loglog.m4: A graph drawn using the pic language


csc diagram

csc.m4: Conestoga Sailing Club (illustrating the filling of arbitrary shapes)


rose diagram

rose.m4: Redrawn from a detail of the set design for the musical Dracula, used for testing dpic. This diagram consumes much LaTeX main memory but can be produced as the raw postscript output of dpic -r since no text formatting is required


diamond diagram

diamond.m4: Variations on M. Goossens, S. Rahtz, and F. Mittelbach, The LaTeX Graphics Companion, Addison-Wesley 1997, pp. 57-58


worm diagram

worm.m4: An exercise in calculating RGB colours


Sierpinski diagram

Sierpinski.m4: The Sierpinski triangle: a test of pic macro recursion


recycle diagram

recycle.m4:

yinyang diagram

yinyang.m4: Modest repetition and partial fill


ex15 diagram

ex15.m4: Simple diagrams that are easily drawn by looping


Counting diagram

Counting.m4: An example of enumeration


Crow diagram

Crow.m4: Illustrating shadebox and a custom crowfoot line termination


Btree diagram

Btree.m4: A binary tree


Flow diagram

Flow.m4: A flowchart sampler


Incleps diagram

Incleps.m4: Overlaying a figure with line graphics


Dwight Aplevich
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Examples and hints by Alan Robert Clark: Using Circuit Macros

For more examples in the context of textbooks, see:
J. Dwight Aplevich, The Essentials of Linear State-Space Systems, New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2000,
or
Gordon C. Andrews, J. Dwight Aplevich, Roydon A. Fraser, Carolyn G. MacGregor, Introduction to Professional Engineering in Canada, (Third edition) Toronto: Prentice Hall, Pearson Education Canada, Inc., 2009.


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