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PSpice for TI tool helps engineers with system-level circuit simulation and verification

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced a new custom version of the PSpice simulator from Cadence Design Systems that enables engineers to simulate complex analogue circuits with unlimited analysis of TI power and signal-chain products.

PSpice for TI offers full-featured circuit simulation with a library of more than 5,700 TI analogue integrated circuit (IC) models, making it easier for engineers to evaluate components for new designs.

With hardware engineers facing increased demands to produce accurate designs on tight project timelines, failure to reliably test a design can lead to a costly setbacks. As a result simulation software is now a critical tool in every engineer’s design process.

“Choosing the right simulation software can make or break a design, as it should accelerate development, not hinder it,” said Kevin Anderson, practice leader for power, automotive and industrial semiconductor research at Omdia. “Tools that are intuitive and include system-level simulation capabilities can cut development time and speed time to market.”

Leveraging Cadence’s advanced simulation technology, PSpice for TI will enable designers to reduce the risk of circuit errors with full validation of system-level designs before prototype, going beyond the analysis capabilities of many other simulators on the market. TI also provides open access to one of the industry’s largest libraries of IC models, which are automatically synced into the tool.

With PSpice for TI, engineers can now build a complete schematic without size limitations using a built-in library of TI power and signal chain models, as well as PSpice analogue behavioural models, enhanced primitives, and new capability for power designers with configurable power field-effect transistors and power diodes.

Advanced capabilities include automatic measurements and post-processing, as well as Monte Carlo and worst-case analysis, enabling engineers to validate their designs over a wide range of operating conditions and device tolerances. After completing validation of a simulated design in PSpice for TI, users can open the design in commercial versions of PSpice Designer, and then transfer the design to other Cadence printed circuit board (PCB) tools such as OrCAD/Allegro PCB Designer without having to recreate their schematic.

Product evaluation now takes less time with synchronized library updates, eliminating the need to manually import the latest TI models individually. Within the tool, users also have quick access to TI data sheets, product information, reference design test circuits and relevant search queries from TI E2E technical support forums.

“Cadence PSpice is the trusted signoff simulator for power supplies, internet of things devices and other electronics in a wide range of markets, including healthcare, aerospace and defence, and automotive,” said Tom Beckley, senior vice president and general manager of the Custom IC and PCB Group at Cadence. “Our ongoing investment in PSpice and collaboration with TI aligns with our Intelligent System Design strategy by enabling TI customers to simulate their system-level designs faster, reducing development time and accelerating time to market.”

Neil Tyler

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