Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) released its newest version of Simplorer 5.0, a mixed-technology simulator for automotive electrical/electromechanical systems and power-electronic and drive applications. The software's new architecture allows large-scale simulations such as those used for power-distribution systems, electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, and more.
The Simplorer 5.0 combines tailor-made simulation tools for different technical domains, such as circuit simulation, block diagrams, sophisticated electrical machine models, and state machines for digital and discontinuous systems. All of the engineering languages can be used simultaneously, eliminating the need for mathematical transformations and allowing the engineer to create each aspect of the system using the most efficient modeling language.
"The Simplorer software provides greater efficiency for electronic, electromechanical and electro-hydraulic engineering at a time when the industry is clearly focused on driving innovation and moving forward," stated Zoltan Cendes, Ansoft's founder, chairman and CTO. "The specific enhancements of increased interoperability, model integration and usability provide engineers with a powerful new software vehicle to achieve success."