announced the release of its ICAP/4 8.x.11 Build 3435 SPICE-simulation tool suite for analog, mixed-signal and mixed-system design. ICAP/4 8.x.11 Build 3435 is a fully integrated design simulation tool suite consisting of design entry and library management tools, analog and mixed-signal simulation, full-featured design debug and verification capability, and fault synthesis. Developed for Windows Vista and 64-b operating systems, this 11th-generation software includes the popular DSP Designer tool for modeling digital-signal-processing (DSP) circuits and subsystems. The software includes a firmware plug-in that enables signals from Series 1000 and 2000 oscilloscopes from Tektronix
to be viewed directly in ICAP/4's "IntuScope" waveform viewing tool.
New capabilities include direct differential cross-probing from any device or two nodes on a schematic, more room when viewing a significant amount of signals, new signal identification for updating existing waveform views, several unique Monte Carlo waveform scripts for automatically displaying a multitude of electrical properties from a waveform family, selectable display of operating point and noise analysis numerical values, and exportation of linearized waveform data to a text file. The ICAP/4 software also has 145 new device models in its simulation library, for a total that now exceeds 23,800 parts.