Felicitas Customized Engineering uses EAGLE as front end in circuit simulation tool PCBSim for signal integrity tests
Strictly embargoed until 24 February, London ---- The recently signed cooperation between Felicitas Customized Engineering GmbH and CadSoft Computer GmbH gives EAGLE users access to the new simulation tool, developed by Felicitas Customized Engineering. Within this cooperation, Felicitas uses EAGLE as a front end for their simulation tool for signal integrity, PCBSim, which will be available through a newly developed interface.
PCBSim simulates the signal propagation of high-speed digital systems based on transmission lines, IBIS- and s-parameter models. The tool allows users to analyze and, if necessary, correct a design very early in the design cycle for signal integrity issues. PCBSim contains a transmission line calculator, an IBIS viewer and an s-parameter editor. In addition, it integrates a complete SPICE simulator with special extensions for the simulation of IBIS- and s-parameter models.
EAGLE is a user-friendly, powerful and affordable software for efficient circuit board design (PCB design) and combines the schematic editor, layout editor and autorouter on one single interface. Shared Open Source User Language Programs (ULPs) guarantee maximum flexibility by enabling various features such as 3d visualization, realization of individual instruction sequences, data export and import and now simulation with PCBSim.
Thomas Liratsch, Managing Director at CadSoft Computer GmbH, explains: “The cooperation with Felicitas Customized Engineering enables us to provide our users with a tool to simulate the signal integrity. We are pleased that the interface developed jointly by CadSoft and Felicitas will allow direct access to high frequency simulation by EAGLE users.”
Heinz Hornung, Managing Director at Felicitas Customized Engineering, adds: “EAGLE is in many respects particularly suitable for us. Our objective is to provide a complete circuit diagram module to our customers that is simple, powerful and fast. The flexible expandability of EAGLE by free user language programs (ULPs) simplified the development of the interface. Last but not least, EAGLE is fully supported on Linux and Windows, as is PCBSim.”
Felicitas Customized Engineering GmbH, located in Seefeld by Munich, is specialized in the development of simulation tools for high frequency electronics. Besides PCBSim, Felicitas also offers a complete package for the simulation of electromagnetic waves, namely FieldSolver 3D.
The simulation tool, PCBSim, now implemented in EAGLE, will be presented by CadSoft during the Embedded World exhibition which will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, from Febrary 25-27. Visit CadSoft Computer at the Farnell element14 stand in Hall 5, booth 249. Presentations take place on the stand at 9.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. every day of the show.
Or, for a detailed demonstration of PCBSim, visit Felicitas Customized Engineering at booth 4-151.
To access the new simulation tool in EAGLE visit www.cadsoftusa.com/downloads/ulps.
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