Anyone using a VNA in the workshop will find SimSmith an excellent tool. By combining the analysis of S parameters from a VNA with a circuit simulator, SimSmith becomes a powerful tool for designing matching circuits. In this post, I’ll show you how to install SimSmith on the Raspberry Pi.
SimSmith is a Java program, so all we need is the latest version of Java and the SimSmith.jar file.
Here are the steps to complete installation.
http://www.ae6ty.com/Smith_Charts.html and follow the links to download the latest SimSmith.jar file
Install Java by opening a terminal session (Ctl-Alt-T) and enter the following commands:
sudo apt install -y default-jdk
Confirm the installation with:
Move the downloaded SimSmith.jar file from Downloads to your pi folder.
mv ~/Downloads/SimSmith.jar ~
Run SimSmith with:
java -jar SimSmith.jar
For a desktop link, create a new file in the Desktop folder called SimSmith.desktop and add the following content:
Comment=Runs SimSmith Java app from pi folder
Exec=java -jar /home/pi/SimSmith.jar