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Felicitas Customized Engineering uses EAGLE as front end in circuit simulation tool PCBSim for signal integrity tests

February 24, 2014



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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 its 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 analyse 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 visualisation, realisation of individual instruction sequences, data export and import and now as well 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 specialised 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 25 th to 27 th February. Visit CadSoft Computer at the Farnell element14 stand in Hall 5, booth 249. Presentations take place on the stand at 9.30am and 1pm 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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About CadSoft

CadSoft Computer GmbH and CadSoft in the USA are part of Premier Farnell plc ., one of the world's leading distributors of electronic components, products and services.CadSoft specializes in the development of the popular CAD-Software EAGLE used by design engineers worldwide for 25 years now. 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 simulation, realization of individual instruction sequences, data export and import. DesignLink feature provides access to data and prices on over 4 million products from Newark, Farnell and element 14. EAGLE users benefit from free support through dedicated experts, active customer forums, the EAGLE community on element 14 , webinars and training on demand.

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