[v8.13] Proteus – World-renowned and full-featured EDA tools package

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Proteus (AKA: Proteus Design Suite) is a well-known EDA (Electronic Design Automation) simulation software, developed by Labcenter Electronics from United Kingdom. Furthermore, it is also the only one design platform integrating circuit simulation software, PCB design software, and virtual model simulation software in one place. That means it can help users truly implement a complete design from concept to product.

As a full-featured universal SCM (Single Chip Microcomputer, namely: microcontroller, or MCU = microcontroller unit) simulation software, for processor models, Proteus supports 8051, HC11, PIC10/12/16/18/24/30/DsPIC33, AVR, ARM, 8086, MSP430, Cortex, DSP series of processors, and more. In the aspect of compiling, it supports multiple compilers like IAR, Keil, and MATLAB. Put in a different way, Proteus sets up a self-contained electronic design development environment for you. This includes the implementation of programming directly on virtual prototypes based on schematic diagrams, source-level of real-time debugging, interactive simulation of single chip microcomputer and peripheral circuits, devices co-simulation, automatic or manual wiring for PCB, switch to the PCB design with one click, and so on.

Proteus has received much favor and praise from numerous SCM enthusiasts, teachers who are engaged in the microcomputer technology teaching, and scientific or technical workers who are dedicated to SCM application development. In fact, it has been widely regarded as a must-have effective tool that is mainly used in the development, simulation, design, emulation, and so on, of single-chip circuits.

// Official Demo Video //

// System Requirements //

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Packages

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the Proteus Professional Edition full installers, database installers, license key files and unlock patches, pre-activated setups, as well as portable full registered versions for Windows 32-bit & 64-bit.

Unlocked Components:

  • Proteus VSM
  • ProSpice
  • PCB Design Level 3
  • MCS8051
  • MCS80550
  • LED/LCD Displays
  • Universal Keypad
  • Virtual Terminal
  • Virtual Oscilloscope
  • Virtual Logic Analizer
  • AVR
  • AVR 2
  • I2CMEM
  • PIC10
  • PIC12
  • PIC16
  • PIC18
  • PIC24
  • dsPIC
  • ARM
  • ARM/LCP2
  • Processor Bundle
  • 8086

// Installation Notes //

for v8.13:

  1. Download and install program
  2. Done

*** You may need to run this program as administrator.

for v8.11+ Setup:

  1. Download and run Proteus setup
  2. Select “Use a locally installed license key
  3. Click ‘Browse For Key File‘, select the license key file (Licence.lxk), click ‘Install‘, then click ‘Close
  4. Continue to finish installation
  5. Run the unlock patch
  6. Done

for v8.6 Setup:

  1. Download and install ‘Proteus 8.4 SP0 Pro-Demo Setup.exe
  2. Select ‘Use a locally installed license key‘, click ‘Next‘ twice
  3. Click ‘Browse For Key File‘, open the ‘Grassington North Yorkshire.lxk‘ license key file, then click ‘Install‘ -> ‘Close
  4. Click ‘Next‘, then select ‘Custom‘ and finish installation
  5. Run the unlock patch, locate your Proteus 8 Professional’s installation folder, and click ‘Update
  6. Enter the installation folder, such as “C:\Program Files (x86)\Labcenter Electronics\Proteus 8 Professional”, right click ‘LIBRARY‘ folder -> ‘Properties‘, uncheck the ‘Read-only‘ option and click ‘OK
  7. Install ‘Proteus_8.6_SP2_Pro.exe‘ to the same folder
  8. All done, enjoy!

for Portable versions:

  • Just download and extract to use

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

License Version Download Size
Professional Edition v6.9 SP5 reserved n/a
v7.4 SP3 reserved n/a
v8.13 SP0 446 MB


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