Intusoft has released its ICAP/4 8.x.11 Build 4142 SPICE-simulation tool suite for analog, mixed-signal, mixed-systems and digital signal processing (DSP) design. Enhancements have been added to the 11th-generation software from its former Build 3839, running on Windows and 64-bit operating systems. The “x” in 8.x.11 includes Intusoft’s scalable solutions, from ICAP4/Rx through ICAP/4 Professional and Test Designer products.
The scalable “ICAP/4” product line, and “Test Designer” (which adds automated fault isolation), have been updated for compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8. They are also compatible with legacy operating systems back to Windows XP. Intusoft’s 2nd generation “DSP Designer” software, hardware and firmware option, plus the “Magnetics Designer” Transformer/Inductor design and SPICE model synthesizer option were also upgraded to Windows 8.
New Features: Intusoft’s Customer Marketing Program was not only used to accommodate customer inputs with 4142, but also incorporated new scripts created by one such account. The automated programs enhance certain waveform plots’ engineering and mathematical capability; tailor bandwidth function; provide special curve-family measurements and enhance measurements from phase plots. ICAP/4’s “Auto Save” capability—critical if computer power is lost or a design is accidentally deleted—has been given more power and user flexibility. New viewing and parametric information has been added to ICAP/4’s design entry system. Usability options and enhancement are incorporated into Monte Carlo statistical simulation and fault simulation. Trace viewing has been enhanced in the “IntuScope” waveform viewing and signal processing tool. Two “New User’s Tutorials” were updated. These are created to successfully bring a new user to basic or advanced utility with the software, each within an hour. A features update for 4142 is accessed at: http://www.intusoft.com/featurechanges.htm.