Cadence® Allegro® AMS Simulator release 16.3 provides users with a complete makeover of its waveform environment, along with new usability improvements, enhanced cursor support, and new simulation models.
Easy To Use Pop-Up Menu for Traces:
The context-sensitive menu for traces is now more usable with all the trace related options grouped together. When users select a trace and right-click, they are presented with the options in context of the trace.
Easier Access to Trace Properties:
Users can now choose Trace Property in the trace pop-up menu to open the Trace Properties dialog box. This dialog box gives a range of choices to change color, pattern, width, and symbol for a selected trace, making it easier to identify individual traces. This dialog box also allows users to easily hide all traces or show all traces.
Controlling Background and Foreground Colors:
Users can now specify different colors for the background of the Probe window, as well as grids and axis lines in the foreground.
Customizing Auto-Rotation of Trace Color:
Allegro AMS Simulator 16.3 users can choose to change the default trace colors from an extended list of 145 supported colors.
Setting Cursor Width and Color:
The Cursor Settings tab of the Probe Settings dialog box allows users to specify the vertical and horizontal width and color for two cursors. The number of cursor digits can also be specified.
Placing Cursors Across Multiple Traces and Plots:
Allegro AMS Simulator 16.3 users can add cursors across multiple traces and plots. The cursor window displays values for the different traces.
Exporting and Copying Cursor Data:
Allegro AMS Simulator 16.3 users can export the cursor information to a comma separated value (.csv) file that can then be opened in various tools, such as Microsoft Excel. Users can also copy selected values from the cursor window and paste the information from the clipboard to any text editor.
Dockable Cursor Window:
In Allegro AMS Simulator 16.3, the Cursor window is now dockable and can be placed anywhere the user finds convenient.
Exporting Comma Separated (CSV) Files:
Users can now easily export trace information as .csv files by choosing File Export Comma Separated in the Allegro AMS Simulator Probe window. The trace information for specified variables will be exported to a location and file as specified by the user and can be read using various tools, such as Microsoft Excel.
Faster .dat File Import and Export:
In previous releases, the performance of large .dat files 2GB or more in size was improved. In the 16.3 release, the performance when opening a .dat file has been enhanced for files of all sizes.
Highlighting In Circuit And .out Files:
In Allegro AMS Simulator 16.3, circuit and .out file syntax are presented in easy to read colors that highlight the different groups, such as text, numbers, comments, expressions, operators, and keyword. Users can also specify their own color schemes for the files.
New Design Templates:
Allegro AMS Simulator 16.3 comes with a set of design templates covering basic electronics circuits and SMPS topologies. These design templates cover the range of analog, digital, and mixed designs. Users can use the new design templates, which are a combination of design and simulation profiles, as a starting point for new designs.
New Models in 16.3: More than 330 new models are now available for simulation in Allegro AMS Simulator 16.3 under the following categories:
- Pulse Width Controlled (PWM) Models
- Linear Regulators
- Zener Voltage Regulators
- Glass Passivated Zener Diode