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I'm making my first steps with circuitikz. But I'm a bit disappointed, because despite having texlive-full, some elements from the library aren't recognized while compiling, like thyristor, transformer or every types of igbt.

Here is the code I did (with some inspiration from Texample.net) :


\tikzstyle{every node}=[font=\small]
\tikzstyle{every path}=[line width=0.8pt,line cap=round,line join=round]


(0,0) to[battery,l=$V_{\text{pile}}$] ++(0,4)
++(0,0) to[L,l=$L_e$] ++(2,0) coordinate (LT)
++(0,0) to[C,l=$C_e$] ++(0,-4) -- (0,0)
%  H-bridge 1st leg
(LT) ++(2,-1) node [npn,scale=1,name=igbt1] {}
++(0,-2) node [npn,scale=1,name=igbt3] {}
(igbt3.E)++(0,0.1) -- ++(0.3,0) to[D] ($(igbt3.C)+(0.3,-0.1)$)
  -- ++(-0.3,0)
(igbt1.E)++(0,0.1) -- ++(0.3,0) to[D] ($(igbt1.C)+(0.3,-0.1)$)
  -- ++(-0.3,0)
(igbt1.C) |- (LT)
(igbt1.E) -- (igbt3.C)
(igbt3.E) |- (0,0)
% H-bridge 2nd leg
(LT) ++(4,-1) node [npn,scale=1,name=igbt2] {}
++(0,-2) node [npn,scale=1,name=igbt4] {}
(igbt4.E)++(0,0.1) -- ++(0.3,0) to[D] ($(igbt4.C)+(0.3,-0.1)$)
  -- ++(-0.3,0)
(igbt2.E)++(0,0.1) -- ++(0.3,0) to[D] ($(igbt2.C)+(0.3,-0.1)$)
  -- ++(-0.3,0)
(igbt2.C) |- (LT)
(igbt2.E) -- (igbt4.C)
(igbt4.E) |- (0,0)
% Transfo
(igbt1.E) node[circ] {} -| ++(4,0) to[R,l=$R_{ch}$] ++(0,-1) |-      (igbt4.C) node[circ] {}
(2,-0.5) rectangle (6,-1.5)
(3,-0.5) |- (igbt1.B)
(3.2,-0.5) |- (igbt3.B)
(5,-0.5) |- (igbt2.B)
(5.2,-0.5) |- (igbt4.B)
\node (note1) at (4,-1) {Phase-shifted PWM};
\node (note1) at (3.5,3.5) {$T_1$};
\node (note1) at (4.7,3) {$D_1$};
\node (note1) at (3.5,1.5) {$T_3$};
\node (note1) at (4.7,1) {$D_3$};
\node (note1) at (5.5,3.5) {$T_2$};
\node (note1) at (6.7,3) {$D_2$};
\node (note1) at (5.5,1.5) {$T_4$};
\node (note1) at (6.7,1) {$D_4$};


I would like to know if I'm doing anything wrong.

I think it's needless to say that it compiles with npn, but when I put nigbt instead of npn it fails to find the element tikz/nigbt.

Running on Ubuntu 12.04.

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closed as too localized by Joseph Wright Aug 6 '12 at 20:54

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You're probably using TeXLive 2009, which is really outdated. There's no way to use the Debian/Ubuntu package manager to get up to date versions of packages, so you should install a current TeXLive manually. –  Jake May 17 '12 at 15:56
following Jake's comment, see how-to-install-vanilla-texlive-on-debian-or-ubuntu –  cmhughes May 17 '12 at 18:18
Yep, that was it. On archlinux it is working... –  s__C May 18 '12 at 7:59

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