Simulation Templates

Simulation templates employ Intusoft's powerful Interactive Command Language (ICL) for managing a host of design verification functions. The advantage of having such functions in a scripted language is the user can easily modify the performance of the verification analysis, if desired, by prescribing variations on the basic operation. Then, using the normal dialog box that runs the verification analyses listed below, the user's new rendition will appear and can be selected with a mouse click. This enables much more power than fixed design verification routines, which are inflexible to change. ICL also extends into other routines and functions such as the 150 custom waveform processing functions within the IntuScope waveform viewer, plus a multitude of interactive functions the user can impose while a simulation is paused or running.

All simulation templates are available as simple selectable functions within the "Simulation Control" dialog box.

  • Monte Carlo: simulation of statistical variation in component values through their tolerance range
  • Sensitivity: Measurement of a component's sensitivity to the variance in electrical operation of another
  • Optimization: simulation of a design section to ascertain optimal passive component values based on a design goal, i.e., gain-phase margin, rolloff, etc. Standard values also obtainable
  • Worst case: simulation of harsh tolerance variation on component values
  • Extreme value: simulation of most extreme component variation based on part sensitivities
  • Root summed squares: mathematical worst-case component variation for certain non-linear design, where tradition worst case analysis is not most adverse
  • Nested component sweep: stepped variation of component value set by user, which progresses incrementally as a function of the stepped sweep of another
  • GFT: General Feedback Theorem applied to the simulation of open loop circuit properties without breaking the closed loop configuration under test

For more detailed information on simulation templates: