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OrCAD PSpice AD AA & Matlab SLPS Integration

Advanced circuit simulation and analysis for analog and mixed-signal circuits

OrCAD PSpice & Advanced Analysis technology, combines industry-leading, native analog, mixed-signal, and analysis engines

Powerful Simulation

Analyze, and optimize critical circuits and components using powerful OrCAD PSpice technologies with native analog, mixed-signal, and analysis engines

Circuit Optimization

Maximize circuit performance, yield, and reliability with temperature and stress analysis, worst-case analysis, Monte Carlo analysis, and performance optimization analysis

Unparalleled Waveform Viewing and Analysis

Dive deep into simulation results with powerful waveform viewing, analysis, and post-processing expression support without having to rerun simulations

Enhanced Capabilities

Go beyond general circuit simulation with event-driven simulation, checkpoint restart, advanced-convergence, and curve fitting capabilities

Extensive Model Support

Get to simulation faster with more than 33,000 simulation-ready analog and mixed-signal devices, mathematical functions, and behavioral modeling

Open Architecture Platform

Custom tailor your PSpice environment to enhance and extend it with the ability to create custom features, solutions, and flows

Today, more and more electronics from air bag sensors to safety and convenience features are being added to cars, revolutionizing automotive safety and electronics.

With new electronic technologies, there’s always a risk something will fail. Simulation of electronic circuits to verify their functionality and reliability based on component tolerances, temperature variations, and other parameters becomes critical. It is crucial for automotive companies to perform yield and reliability analysis through exhaustive simulations to ensure there are no recalls due to field failures.

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Meeting Rigorous Automotive Requirements

Electrical systems are controlling more of a vehicle's reliability, performance, and environmental features—from airbags to all-wheel drive, GPS to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and cameras to infotainment systems. Vehicles today are trending to more than 100 ECUs distributed under the hood and in the interior—creating a range of challenges in communication, coordination, power distribution, and other areas.

 

Common challenges include:

Connectivity Issues

Wiring connectivity issues that force the adoption of “drive-by-wire”

 

Distribution and hybrid drives

Power distribution and the introduction of hybrid drives, which are propelling miniaturization of very high-power densities in power electronics

 

Systems Modeling

Automotive embedded systems can be modeled at multiple levels of abstractions, including functional requirements, hardware architecture, and software requirements leading to final implementation

 

Mixed-signal simulation

The number of sensors in automobiles have been increasing at an exponential level from tire pressure sensors to oxygen level sensors, etc. All of these sensors are mixed-signal sensors with digital control loops requiring the capability of mixed-signal simulations

 

Virtual prototyping

Faster time to market by verifying the hardware and software integration is tested way in advance before building the hardware

 

Early software validation

Validating how the complete system will function per specification in software can significantly reduce cost of actually building the hardware and then addressing any field failures and/ or recalls

"Whether you’re prototyping simple circuits, designing complex systems, or validating component yield and reliability, OrCAD PSpice technology provides the best, high-performance circuit simulation to analyze and refine your circuits, components, and parameters before committing to layout and fabrication"

 

 

Applications of power electronics extend across almost every industry ranging from consumer, to high-end space and defense application segment, all having their end products bound by the same goal of reliability, efficiency, simplicity, performance, control and unique set of challenges to accurately characterize and simulate.

 

PSpice® technology offers mixed-signal simulation and system-level analysis capabilities across different levels of abstraction across low- to high-power applications, including electric vehicles to data centers, to wearables, renewables, and the power grid. Known for its accuracy and high performance in power supply simulation technology as well as the ability to integrate with OrCAD® capture and Allegro® solution, PSpice simulation program makes power supply analysis simple.

 

Looking beyond the Power Supply Design Limitations

Worried about environmental regulations, heat dissipation, power supply stability, or cost and form factor? Whether you’re designing switch model power supply (SMPS), power amplifiers, invertors, or traditional linear voltage regulator circuits, you need to overcome the common challenges of:

High power

Difficult to characterize accurately in the lab, requires models for high voltage high power IGBT Module such as power semiconductors

 

“Multi-Rate” simulation problems

Requires 1000’s of input-signal cycles to achieve synchronization

 

Magnetic Component Requirements

Requires special models for magnetic components involving “nonlinear magnetics,” etc.

 

Low-Power Design

Testing the performance limits

 

Power Dissipation and Thermal design

Power Dissipation and Thermal design

 

Unified Design Environment

Drive your PCB layout from simulation results to improve reliability to optimize cost and size

 

OrCAD PSpice® Designer provides a single tool for system modeling and performing ECU and ECU-to-ECU simulations. PSpice simulation software can help users verify performance issues, complete risk assessments, and identify integration problems before hardware freeze. Avoid production failures or late-stage design changes with the ability to simulate and evaluate automotive ECU design blocks at any level of abstraction. Based on your speed and accuracy requirements, full system-level analysis can be performed incorporating the complete drive-by-wire design with mixed-signal control loops and software control. With our SPICE circuit simulator, you can:

 

Minimize Design Cycles

Minimize extra design and prototype cycles

 

Improve Performance

Improve design quality and performance

 

Automate Design Tasks

Automate as many of the tasks as possible

 

Avoid Problems

Avoid problems, from field failures to manufacturing tolerance variations to power dissipations

 

Perform Advanced Analysis

Perform advanced analysis by incorporating user-defined post-processing algorithms

What is Internet of Thing (IoT) ?

While everyone has a different outlook on Internet of Things, there is a common agreement to the NEED of sophisticated mixed signal verification tools with ties to systems-level tools for full functionality testing. With the downsizing of connection and technology costs,there is a significant increase in devices with built-in WiFi and sensors with smartphone usage.

Devices like sensors, actuators and recently invented monitoring and control devices—which help in analyze and optimize our world—are creating a perfect storm for IoTs used in power supply and automotive markets. PSpice® technology, with its large simulation library and high performance (switching at high speed) provides the ultimate solution for the IoT market.

Addressing the demanding needs of IoT and Innovation

Business Insider Intelligence estimates that nearly $6 trillion to be spent on IoT solutions over the next five years, with other research firms estimating 50-100 billion devices to be connected to the internet in the same timeframe. This sets high expectations in this increasingly competitive market for new package and board technologies to satisfy the growing hunger for innovation leading to successful IoT products. How do you handle the common needs for the electronic components such as the ones with the smallest form factor like wearables and ultra-low power to larger SoC designs?

 

Challenges

Power

In IoT devices, power is very critical since the devices need to run for days/weeks/months/years. Simulations can help you minimize power consumption in these devices

 

Mixed-signal challenges

Analog and digital integration, interface and communication standards, and the combination of sensor systems has increased the complexity since it includes analog mixed signal, RF-wireless and digital microcontrollers among chip, package and board

 

Design form factor limitations

IoT products are driven by the need for the smallest form factor (think wearables) and ultra-low power (for longer battery life) that require advanced simulation and analysis

 

Model availability

Customers need models supporting multiple different abstraction levels so that they can trade off performance vs. accuracy. PSpice technology supports abstraction levels ranging from circuit level, to behavioral to C/C++/SystemsC

 

Integration

System level and IC integration

 

Go to Market

Improve design reliability, reduce cost, increase productivity, and optimize your design using the advanced analysis features of PSpice technology

The Internet of Things brings about a transformative shift in the economy similar to the time of the introduction of the PCs creating new business opportunities for a variety of applications. PSpice analog and digital circuit simulator helps you with:

Model development

Leverage Model Editor and parametric extraction algorithms to design magnetic components using commercially available cores, wires grades and different insulation materials

 

High performance

Improve performance by leveraging models from high-level abstracts to implementation models

 

Accuracy and better reliability

PSpice Advanced Analyses helps reduce design cost, improve productivity, increase manufacturing yield, improve overall reliability, and is the de facto standard for accuracy

 

Mixed-Signal simulations

IC and behavioral constructs for macro modeling for PCB simulation

 

Flexibility

Analog, mixed-signal and system-level simulations can all be performed from the same environment

 

The powerful waveform analysis capability of PSpice gets another boost by enabling simulation results exporting to MATLAB. Now PSpice users have complete and seamless access to MATLAB plotting capabilities, can view PSpice simulation results in MATLAB, and can customize waveform processing on export. 

Here are some example videos sharing with you how to use PSpice SLPS to perform system-level simulations that include realistic electrical models of actual components.

 

PSpice SLPS Introduction

This video demonstrates how to integrate system and circuit design with the Simulink-PSpice Interface (SLPS).

 

PSpice SLPS Demo Overview

This overview video demonstrates how to integrate system and circuit design with the Simulink-PSpice Interface (SLPS).

 

PSpice SLPS Overview

Learn how PSpice SLPS enables co-simulation for complete system model for test and verification and helps identify errors early in the design process.

 

PSpice SLPS RC Circuit

This video demonstrates how to integrate system and circuit design with the Simulink-PSpice Interface (SLPS) using an RC Circuit.

 

PSpice SLPS DC Motor

This video demonstrates how to integrate system and circuit design with the Simulink-PSpice Interface (SLPS) using a DC Motor.

 

PSpice SLPS Power Window

This video demonstrates how to integrate system and circuit design with the Simulink-PSpice Interface (SLPS) using Power Window.

 
VIDEOOrCAD PSpice AD Lite (up to 75 nodes)
VIDEOBias Point, DC sweep, AC sweep & transient analysis (with Temperature)
VIDEOParametric Analysis
VIDEOLearning PSpice Free Templates
 Analog behavioural modelling 
 Stimulus editor 
 Model Editor for device characterization 
 Interactive waveform viewer & analyzer
 IBIS / DML model support 
VIDEOMonte Carlo: Statistical circuit behaviour and yield (Worst Case)
 Bias point voltages, currents and power display on schematic
 Sensitivity: Identifies critical circuit components 
 Optimizer: Optimizes key circuit components 
 Monte Carlo: Statistical circuit behaviour and yield multiple measurements
VIDEOSmoke: Detects component stress 
 Parametric Plotter: Examine solution through nested sweeps
 Optimize Circuits through Curve or Parameter Fit
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