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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) digital 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 for automotive, rail, aviation, marine and other applications. They're also a major provider of power electronics and power systems simulation platforms to more than 300 universities and R&D centres around the world.


  • 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 around the world to develop ever more complex IoT, wearable, medical, consumer, automotive and industrial electronics; with their advanced 'virtual prototyping' tools helping engineers explore more 'what if' scenarios faster and more reliably, while helping reduce errors and costs. They also provide software to more than a thousand universities to help train the next generation of electronics engineers.


What's New


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).


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.


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


Looking for advanced Power Systems engineering platforms for student labs? OPAL-RT offers integrated 'hardware + software + courseware + training' packages to universities.


PCB Designer Standard 65% OFF special ends 31/8.
With powerful 2D-3D visualisation and constraints management, plus a processing engine that makes light work of even complex designs, you'll be kicking yourself if you miss out on this great deal. Now only $1,399 for a perpetual (fully owned) licence, including one year of software updates and access to Cadence's knowledge base.


OrCAD Capture now in the Cloud:
Did you know that Arrow Electronics hosts a free web version of OrCAD Capture, called 'OrCAD Cloud', that you can access via any web browser? Head to the Arrow site to learn more.


Free PSpice and PCB layout training resources:
With roughly 1,200 micro-electronic engineering undergrads in Australia downloading OrCAD Lite every year, we've created a library of free guides for students and tutors to help get them up and running faster.

Products in the Spotlight

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

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

  • PSpice is the world's
    most powerful
    SPICE simulator. It's also
    the only SPICE tool
    with MATLAB Simulink
    co-simulation capabilities.

  • OrCAD PCB Designer's
    enhanced 2D-3D visualiser
    helps speed layouts,
    avoid errors and
    cut costs. Now get
    UP TO 65% OFF the RRP!