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ECADtools supplies world-class design and simulation tools
to the Australian/NZ engineering design communities.

These tools aid the simulation and creation of
more reliable and efficient products and services.



  • OPAL-RT is the world leader in PC/FPGA-based real-time digital Hardware and Software-in-the-Loop (HIL & SIL) simulation and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) solutions. Their products facilitate the design, testing and optimisation of control and protection systems for power electronics and power grids, as well as motor drives and battery storage solutions for automotive, rail, aviation, marine and other applications. They're also a major provider of HIL simulation platforms to universities and R&D centres around the world.

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  • Cadence Design Systems is the world's largest EDA solutions provider. Their PCB design and simulation software is used by tens of thousands of engineers to develop ever more complex IoT, wearable, medical, consumer, automotive and industrial electronics; with their advanced 'virtual prototyping' tools helping explore more 'what if' scenarios faster and more reliably, while helping reduce errors and costs. They also provide software to more than 1,000 universities around the world to help train the next generation of electronics engineers.

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What's New



3/8/17:

We've added a new video presentation:
"Real-Time Simulation of Microgrids using OPAL-RT".
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10/7/17:

We've added a new presentation:
"Real-Time Simulation of Renewable Energy Systems Using RT-LAB", which was delivered at the IEEE 14th Workshop on Control & Modelling for Power Electronics (COMPEL).
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28/6/17:

We've added a new presentation:
"Hardware-In-the-Loop Real-Time Simulation of Power Systems", which was delivered at the University of Queensland on June 19 to an IEEE member group.
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27/6/17:

We've added a guide to help you select the right OPAL-RT platform for your real-time simulation needs.
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13/9/17:

OrCAD QIR4 release delivers major PCB design enhancements.
Now available, new QIR4 features include seamless MCAD-ECAD collaboration, enhanced PCB routing tools, updated flex-solid 3D canvas, a DRC browser and DesignTrue In-Design DFM Technology to speed identification and correction of manufacturing related issues.
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4/9/17:

Dive deeper into circuit behaviour analysis with PSpice AA.
PSpice Advanced Analysis delivers analytical capabilities that add incredible value to the underlying PSpice simulation engine. Discover how to improve productivity, reduce errors and cut costs by running 'smarter simulations'.
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31/8/17:

Discover more about Signal Integrity analysis.
Cadence's SI tools provide powerful pre- and post PCB route analysis of a wide range of issues - from crosstalk, to impedance mismatches - caused by physical issues such as track separation, part placement, etc.
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15/8/17:

We've added new how-to videos.
In our growing Videos section, we've added a series of videos that will help new users become familiar with OrCAD's schematic capture, simulation, PCB layout and SI tools.
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Products in the Spotlight


  • HYPERSIM lets you simulate
    3-phase electro-magnetic
    and electro-mechanical
    transients in real-time.
    Ideal for power systems
    simulation.

  • RT-Lab converts Simulink┬«
    models into interactive
    real-time simulation
    applications; with an
    intuitive GUI for control and
    data acqusition.

  • World-class OrCAD PCB design
    and simulation software for
    Australian and New Zealand universities at the lowest
    prices on the planet?
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  • OrCAD's SI tools can help
    identify and correct signal
    integrity issues both pre- and
    post route, regardless of what PCB editor you use. LEARN MORE >>