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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.

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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


16/7/18:

Real-time Transient Stability Simulation of 108,000 nodes achieved

Renewable energy and microgrids are driving the need to delve deeper and more accurately into transient stability of massive interconnected transmission and distribution networks. OPAL-RT has successfully demonstrated a synthesised network comprised of 108,000 nodes, confirming their leadership in this area.
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16/7/18:

Why is OPAL-RT's Travelling Wave simulation capability important?

OPAL-RT is the only simulation solutions provider to have deployed a TW solution. This webinar explains why it's so important for network engineers to understand HIL testing of Travelling Wave fault locators.
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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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16/7/18:

Missed the EOFY Sale in June? We've got you covered!
Our Q3 specials include new licences, upgrades to existing licences, and maintenance renewals.
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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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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 >>