ST eval platform simulates analog and power ICs

stlogoGeneva, Switzerland — STMicroelectronics has developed a new evaluation platform that allows customers to perform simulations of the company’s analog and power ICs using the Cadence OrCAD PSpice platform with ST’s SMPS@eDesign Studio tool.

The first ST families available in PSpice via the OrCAD technology from Cadence will be dc/dc converters and ViPER monolithic ICs for switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs). Nearly all of ST’s portfolio of analog and power products will be available in the new evaluation platform.

ST’s analog products are already supported by ST’s free online SMPS@eDesign Studio tool, which was developed specifically to help the design and simulation of SMPS systems. Designs obtained via SMPS@eDesign Studio can be more accurately simulated within the Cadence OrCAD platform using PSpice, said ST.

PSpice OrCAD is a full-featured, native analog and mixed-signal circuit simulator that is considered the defacto industry-standard Spice-based simulator for system design. A free version will be available for download at for analysis of ST products within specific circuit test benches, which can be obtained through ST’s SMPS@eDesign Studio.