DOLPHIN Integration SA and Infolytica Corporation announced that their products for mixed signal simulation and electromagnetic field simulation now work together to perform mechatronic system simulation. SMASH software from DOLPHIN can directly simulate response surface models of electric motors generated in VHDL-AMS by MagNet or MotorSolve, from Infolytica, and can perform a system level simulation of the device and the control circuitry.
The multilingual and mixed-signal simulator SMASH “All-in-One” is well suited for hierarchical SoC Integration with patented features for DfY and an extensive VHDL-AMS language compliance. It serves as the cornerstone for the Virtual Fab Process enabling ViC and SoC Right-on-First-Pass Silicon.
Designing mechatronic systems requires understanding the significant interactions between the electromechanical components and the analog or digital electronics. The VHDL-AMS models are functionally equivalent to the original MagNet or MotorSolve models, but they can be evaluated quickly in a transient circuit simulation. The files can be integrated into a circuit description in SMASH to perform a simulation taking into account the interactions between the machine and control circuitry.
MagNet v7 and MotorSolve v2, with their VHDL-AMS export capabilities, are available for PC’s running Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7. SMASH is available identically under Windows and Linux.
Dolphin Integration SA
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