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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



29/11/17:

US National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) evaluating world-best microgrid controller solutions

The NREL's 'Strategic Team Lead, Microgrids', Brian Miller, reviews his group's microgrid hardware testbeds, which are being used to evaluate leading control solutions. At the heart of this project is OPAL-RT's real-time simulator platforms.
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27/11/17:

OPAL-RT & ECADtools Gold Sponsors of CSIRO Microgrid Symposium

We're proud sponsors of the first international microgrid symposium to be held in Australia.
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18/10/17:

OPAL-RT announces European ‘Best Paths’ project partnership

OPAL-RT is a partner in the European ‘Best Paths’ project, which is exploring new integration solutions to address the growing contribution of offshore wind power to Europe's energy mix.
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11/10/17:

OPAL-RT announces OP1300 Power Electronics Test Bench

OPAL-RT have partnered with Imperix to create a new platform for support the rapid development of power electronics, electric drives and smart-grid solutions.
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22/9/17:

Highlights from RT17 Conference:
RT17, OPAL-RT’s 9th International Conference on Real-Time Simulation (Sept 3-5), brought together industry experts from around the world. We've posted more than 30 presentations from the event.
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18/12/17:

New OrCAD Tutorial Series Available

OrCAD has released two new tutorial series under GETTING STARTED: 'Intro to schematic capture' & 'Intro to PCB layout'.
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27/11/17:

Using Sigrity to model ESDs on PCBs

OrCAD 'Sigrity SPEED2000' includes an electro-static discharge (ESD) workflow to help assess the impact of sudden and unexpected discharges on PCBs.
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3/11/17:

Try OrCAD for 30 days for free

You can now register online to receive a fully licenced bundle comprised of schematic capture, PSpice analysis, advanced design analysis, PCB layout, signal integrity analysis and PCB data management tools. And it's free for 30 days.
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20/10/17:

Summer Sale now on - Get up to 70% OFF!
We're offering great deals on our most popular PCB and PSpice bundles. Grab your copy for big savings!
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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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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 >>