Reducing design time with simulation
Professional electronics designers must prevent wasted time (and added cost) due to numerous prototype/rework cycles caused by design oversights, variations caused by component tolerances, and/or other circuit errors. When one adds in the pressure of aggressive deadlines and the expectation of flawless designs, it's clear that circuit simulation is a vital addition to any design cycle.




  HDL tool upgrades lint, simulation
The HDL Companion version 2.0 design analysis, navigation, and, editing environment adds VHDL/Verilog linting, plus improved readability and simulation/synthesis performance.

  Power IC library suits PSpice
The Power IC Model Library, a library for PSpice incorporates over 150 time-domain simulation models for power electronic designs and gives designers the ability to plug in a model and simulate the switching performance under actual operating conditions.

  Simulation tools add features
The 2005 ADS and RFDE EDA software platforms include new simulation technologies that are fully integrated into the software.

  Tool sets new standard in TCAD simulation
The Sentaurus Technology CAD tool suite embeds a comprehensive suite of core TCAD products for multi-dimensional process, device and system simulation into a powerful user interface.

  ASIC, FPGA simulator reduces run times
The Riviera 2005.08 ASIC, FPGA simulator tool provides VHDL and Verilog Linting and support for 64-bit Linux operating systems.

  Design tool includes high-speed simulation
The Active-HDL 7.1 FPGA and ASIC design entry and verification platform includes tools for high-speed gate-level simulation, VHDL and Verilog linting, and improved support for MATLAB, Simulink, and SystemVerilog.

  RF EDA tool provides models in voltage domain
Designed for next-generation circuits and systems, Visual System Simulator 2006 (VSS 2006) EDA software provides RF models in the voltage domain for the RF IC design community.

  EDA design tool adds libraries
Used with the company's Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA Software, the Mobile WiMAX and the 802.11n design exploration libraries provide preconfigured simulation setups, signal sources, and fully coded BER analysis for simulation of the circuitry used in mobile BWA and 802.11n-based designs.

  FPGA development tool has automatic synthesis
SystemCrafter SC development tool makes it easier to manage and develop SystemC projects, and to get started with synthesis.

  Online design tool selects/analyzes MOSFETs
The FETBench design tool incorporates a wide range of low-voltage MOSFETs for use in key computing and ultraportable applications.

  Viewer utility displays simulation results
WaveViewer Pro version 11.0, a free waveform viewer, can display compressed analog and digital waveforms imported from Verilog, VHDL, SystemC, and SPICE simulation results and data captured with test equipment such as logic analyzers and oscilloscopes.

  EDA tool offers complete design flow
The S-Edit design environment for schematic capture offers an integrated suite of analog and mixed-signal design capture, simulation, layout, design-rule checking, and verification tools.




  Transactors: The essential elements of ESL
When the term electronic system level (ESL) was first coined some years ago by one of our industry's most respected commentators, it was possibly the last time we all shared a common vision for the future of EDA. At that time, everyone believed that RTL would be relegated to the implementation phase of IC realization and be replaced in the front-end by a new level of abstraction that would be orders of magnitude more efficient.

  DAC 2005 focus: Power, DFM, and system-level design
Power, DFM, and System-level design were among the topics addressed at Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2005 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. New to the DAC program was "Wireless Wednesday," which offered attendees an opportunity to participate in a series of technical sessions, DAC pavilion events, and special activities on the exhibit floor highlighting wireless design.




  LabVIEW: 20 Years of Innovation
For 20 years, NI LabVIEW graphical development has revolutionized the way engineers and scientists create flexible and scalable test, measurement, and control applications rapidly and at minimal cost.

  Measurement Studio 8.0
Measurement Studio dramatically reduces application development time by providing Windows Forms, Web Forms, and ActiveX user interface controls designed for engineers, advanced scientific analysis, and data acquisition (DAQ) and instrument control class libraries optimized for test.

  PXI
PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation (PXI) is the open, multivendor standard for measurement and automation that delivers more than 10 times the performance of older measurement and automation architectures.




  National Instruments Solutions
Whether you are controlling a dynamometer in real time, validating cardiac defibrillators, or automating cordless phone testing, NI measurement and automation products can help you achieve your goals faster, better, and under budget.

  Instrument Driver Network
Industry's largest source of instrument drivers -- Instrument drivers for more than 5,000 instruments from over 200 different vendors for LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Measurement Studio for Visual Studio.

  Events
Choose from a wide range of learning options, including hands-on seminars, in-depth technical conferences, and live and on-demand Webcasts. National Instruments presents and exhibits at more than 100 industry trade shows worldwide.





  NI Developer Zone
- Contest: Are YOU the Ultimate LabVIEW G-eek 2006?
- LabVIEW Developer Education Day
- What's new in LabVIEW 8 for Signal Processing, Analysis, and Math?
- National Instruments Blogs


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Product-specific self help; or request support through NI's discussion forums, by phone or via email.

  Academic Products and Resources
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About National Instruments
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