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Anadigm software features improved simulation

Posted: 17 Oct 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:anadigm? programmable analog design software? fpaa? anadigmdesigner2? an221e02?

Anadigm Inc. has added new features to its programmable analog design software to increase the level of realism to simulations of FPAAs while providing safeguards to ensure that designs made in AnadigmDesigner2 will seamlessly translate into working analog circuits.

Featuring full support for the AN221E02 FPAA, the AnadigmDesigner2 v2.4 also gives users the ability to add voltage-controlled variable gain stages, low-corner frequency bilinear low-pass filters, sum/difference integrators, and square root functions to their analog circuit designs by dragging and dropping Configurable Analog Modules (CAMs).

The product also features improvements to support post-simulation probing of circuits designed in FPAAs, including an enhanced oscilloscope feature that provides a real-time trace display during simulations. All data at all output nodes is now saved after a simulation run to allow designers to test the simulated circuit with virtual oscilloscope probes.

With the software, the correct-by-construction feature is enhanced with additional check sheet coverage, through which visual cues are provided immediately to the user if the software detects a phase mismatch, misconnected wire, or other irregularity. The check sheet function automatically checks for a wide variety of potential circuit design problems and allows the user to correct or ignore them.

In addition to the four CAMs, AnadigmDesigner2 includes upgraded versions of the bilinear filter and biquadratic filter CAMs to enable the creation of non-inverting low-pass filters.

An evaluation kit with a development board, entry-level software, and updated documentation is available for $199. Pricing for FPAA silicon starts at $4.95 in 1,000-piece quantities.

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