Synopsys launched version 7.3 of their LightTools illumination design and analysis software. LightTools 7.3 includes software enhancements to help designers jumpstart, analyze, optimize and manage illumination designs. The tool includes a variety of new illumination design features in areas such as application-specific design, color quality analysis, LED phosphor modeling, and design management and performance. LightTools v7.3 is available now.
Sigrity launched their XcitePI IO Interconnect Model Extraction and Assessment software. The tool provides accurate system-level analysis of high-speed channels and buses by generating precise chip IO power/ground and signal interconnect models. XcitePI IO Interconnect Model Extraction is available on Windows and Linux platforms. Prices start at $108,000 for a 3-year license. The new tool is part of Sigrity’s XcitePI chip-level analysis family that supports both pre- and post-layout design improvement.
Sigrity introduced T2B software for transistor to behavioral model conversion. T2B software helps engineers identify the root cause of signal and power integrity issues and verify fixes. T2B automatically generates IBIS 3.2, 4.2, 5.0 and Sigrity accuracy-enhanced models from transistor level driver models. IBIS 5.0 models generated by T2B automation include all BIRD95/BIRD98 power-aware effects. T2B is available on Windows and Linux platforms. Prices start at $22,500 per year.
Infolytica rolled out version 2.4 of MotorSolve, which is a electric motor design software for brushless dc, induction and switched-reluctance machines. MotorSolve makes it easy to design and verify the performance characteristics of an electric motor with accuracy and speed. MotorSolve v2.4 has several new templates, new VHDL-AMS model exporting of an induction or brushless-dc motor for use in multi-domain simulations and now supports multi core processing. Infolytica MotorSolve v2.4 is now available for PC’s running Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Blue Ridge Numerics announced two live webinars on Digital Prototyping in a Flow and Thermal World. The first webcast will take place on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. ET and cover the importance of flow and thermal simulations from within the CAD environment. The second online seminar will place on Thursday, April 29, at 12:00 noon ET and will cover the importance of thermal simulations from within the CAD environment with a focus on the LED lighting industry.
MagNet version 7.1, from Infolytica, will be available in mid-spring 2010. The latest version will enable engineers to simulate the magnetization of a permanent magnet and offers expanded multicore support and other new features. MagNet v7.1 will be available for PC’s running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7.