than 19,000 Copies of Intusoft's ICAP/4 Have Been Sold
to demonstrate time tested leadership in analog, mixed-signal and mixed-systems
Its 25-year track record is steadfast, serving as today's leading SPICE-based
EDA provider. Intusoft is widely recognized for its tool power, personalized
customer service, ease of use, and breadth of technological EDA partners
- some who use Intusoft's products as part of their EDA offering for resale.
With today's conservative
economic times and the blistering pace from design to production, it's
imperative that companies employ powerful, yet easy-to-use tools that
are cost effective. Intusoft is dedicated to providing the industry's
best tools for design entry, simulation, verification and test development.
The company has devoted several man-years of advancement in its IsSpice4
simulation technology, supplying the industry's most exclusive application
set for board level and IC design. But product commitment is only the
beginning. Intusoft's customer support, consulting services, relationship
marketing, responsive technical support and centralized operation are
unparalleled. This is Intusoft's commitment to its customer base and the
Intusoft - Still
Today's Premiere SPICE Tool Provider in Many Ways
Intusoft's team of technology professionals has achieved several noteworthy
milestones. In addition to providing the best price-to-performance ratio
of products, and unparalleled service to customers, other noteworthy aspects
of the product line include a track record of industry firsts.
- ICAP/4 provides
today's most abundant set of analog and mixed-signal product features,
with scalable offerings that conserve price yet provide maximum performance.
- Complete assistance
is provided for all levels of tool users, including a first-time user's
tutorial with corresponding movie, comprehensive "Getting Started"
and "IsSpice4 Users" guides, in-application movies and extensive
is a powerful design entry and management schematic system that features
a patented layering capability. Layering provides instant highlighting
of different schematic sections from the top level (e.g., power layer,
pre-amp layer, signal processing layer, etc.), fast wiring between layers,
and easy formation of different schematic configurations for design,
debug, production, regression testing and reuse.
- IsSpice4 (4th-generation
SPICE technology) features enumerable enhancements and extensions to
SPICE3 and XSPICE, including extensive refinement of DC and transient
convergence algorithms, and algorithms for optimizing simulation speed
and accuracy, RF, power electronic and large-scale design.
AC and industry's only transient sensitivity analysis, which
also monitors a gamut of electrical measurements (i.e., rms,
pk-pk, standard deviation, rise time)
most extensive convergence enhancements: Automatic Gmin stepping/Source
stepping algorithms; pseudo-transient algorithm; improved
predictor-corrector, latency and bypass algorithms; improved
program defaults; full gear integration option; matrix load
bypass algorithm; enhanced sparse matrix algorithm; alternate
UIC; new VSECTOL, ICSTEP convergence algorithms; enhanced
RELTOL and AUTOTOL convergence options; convergence wizard;
and access to full simulation parameters
active components support distortion analysis
device temperatures can be set to a different value than the
overall circuit temperature, allowing simulation of a "hot"
component. Parametric sweeps can be run for virtually any
interactive simulation accommodates on-the-fly component changes;
simply set a button for continuous change, or alter a component
as an equation or function of another component change, all
without schematic intervention. This includes real time waveforms
during simulation. Usual single and nested sweeps are also
provided. IsSpice4's interactive capability also enables user
to set simulation breakpoint conditions during runs, i.e.,
voltage or current level is reached, or a device parameter
meets an assigned condition such as device breakdown, safe
operating area or time-dependent event. Pause/resume simulation
is also provided.
supports pole-zero and 2-port analyses, plus Smith charts.
- Industry's first
Interactive Command Language (ICL) enables flexibility in advanced analyses
such as Monte Carlo statistical, worst case, extreme value, root summed
squares, optimization and transient sensitivity. ICL enables users to
select these analyses as is, or optionally modify them for different
performance. All these can be used in conjunction with AC, DC, transient
and operating point analyses.
- Industry's most
powerful waveform processor (IntuScope) includes unique capabilities
such as three options for instantly updating "previously viewed"
waveforms, more than 125 waveform processing (calculator) functions,
and ICL scripting for modifying existing waveform calculator functions
or creating new ones. Waveforms can be instantly displayed on the schematic.
The simulator simultaneously displays marching waveforms for different
types of simulation runs.
- Industry's only
automatic user-defined measurements and stress alarms enable prescription
of electrical test measurements throughout design nodes and/or components,
including corresponding pass/fail test limits. Numerical electrical
values are charted, while pass/fail indicators display out-of-tolerance
- Advanced modeling
includes many industry firsts such as the very latest BSIM3 and BSIM4
models; hysteretic average model; parametric variation such as frequency
dependency for R, L and C, SMPS schematic templates , General Feedback
Theorem models for measuring open loop response without breaking a loop;
and non-linear magnetic, power, RF, IBIS, AHDL, and array hardware interface
models. Device libraries exceed 18,500 simulation models (does not count
resistors, capacitors and inductors).
- Several SPICE modeling
tools include datasheet entry and C-code development kit
- Industry's only
automated fault and test synthesis programs ensure high production yield,
including pseudo test code generation for automated test equipment and
- Industry's only
full magnetic design and synthesis software option.
Intusoft - Today's
Best Customer Support System
Intusoft understands that excellent product support really derives
from excellent customer service, and has taken several steps to secure
this relationship. Following are some examples that set Intusoft's support
team well apart from other companies.
- Highly responsive
product support with personal response, not automated
- Extensive worldwide
dealer network with high technical competence
- Sales literature
and technical articles provided on-demand
- Free demo CD
by web download or mail
- Free newsletters
(83+) featuring premiere articles on design, modeling, simulation
techniques and product usage
- Reference account
program, closely tying customers to Intusoft development and marketing
marketing for direct customer input to Intusoft's marketing team
- Several published
articles in leading trade journals such as Test and Measurement World,
Electronic Design, IEEE Spectrum, Power Electronic Technology, and
Magnetics Business and Technology
- ICAP/4 training
- Industry's only
"DSP development and simulation" SPICE-based offering. DSP
Designer uses Z-transformations, special SPICE models and firmware/serial
interfaces to simulate digital control systems with Microchip and
Texas Instruments DSP development systems, plus "stimulate"
such boards from the simulation environment in transient and frequency
domains. IsSpice4 automatically drives DSP memory with programming
assembly instructions from its simulation SPICE matrix through an
integrated development system on the users PC.