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

These tools aid the research and development of
more reliable and more efficient products and services.



  • OPAL-RT is the world leader in PC/FPGA-based real-time Hardware and Software In-the-Loop (HIL/SIL) simulation and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) solutions. Whether for power systems or power electronics teaching or research, their simulator platforms will take you from model-in-the-loop concept exploration, through to hardware-in-the-loop model and hardware verification. From compact desktop systems for undergraduate EE labs, to multi-CPU/multi-FPGA simulators for world-leading research projects, OPAL-RT is the preferred choice of hundreds of universities around the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

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  • Cadence Design Systems is one of the world's largest EDA solutions providers. Their OrCAD and Allegro PCB design, and PSpice and Sigrity simulation products continue to lead the way with features that facilitate the design of ever more complex electronics, more quickly and with fewer errors. With advanced features such real-time DRC violation checking (that flags design errors on the fly), automated 'what if' design alternatives exploration, and powerful signal and power behaviour modelling, Cadence offers a true end-to-end design, verification and documentation environment.

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What's New


18/1/18:

OPAL-RT announces complete Cyber-Physical solution

OPAL-RT TECHNOLOGIES has partnered with Scalable Networks Technologies, a world leader in high-performance communication systems simulation, to deliver an exceptionally powerful platform for simulating real-world cyberattacks and system failures in a controlled environment, and modelling the resilience of protection systems.
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20/12/17:

Updated guide to simulation software

We've created a simple one page summary of OPAL-RT's software platforms and options. Incudes a summary of capabilities and typical applications.
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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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6/6/18:

Updated OrCAD Blog launched
Blogs now have a new home. Find posts about products, new technologies, industry trends, etc.
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11/5/18:

New OrCAD Resources page launched
The OrCAD website is changing, starting with a revamped RESOURCES section. Find more, faster.
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11/5/18:

50-75% off a range of OrCAD packages.
With QIR6 May 2018 software release comes some special offers to make OrCAD even better value.
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20/3/18:

Get 75% OFF the RRP of OrCAD EDM (Engineering Data Management) for PCB Designer.
We get lots of questions about tools for managing IP re-use and ensuring project documentation procedures are adhered to within design teams. OrCAD 'EDM' solves many design team issues because it's integrated with OrCAD, not an added-on after-thought.
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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 >>