Infineon Technologies at the forthcoming electronica 2016 to introduce Infineon Designer: the first online prototyping engine combining analog and digital simulation functionalities in an internet application.
Just requiring a web browser, the company asserts it is a perfect match for supporting customers in selecting the right product for a defined application. Infineon Designer is known to work intuitively in a very short time, and neither installation nor licenses are needed featuring a wealth of application circuits in the domain of Industrial Power, Lighting, Motor Control and Mobile/RF frontend design.
It is also known to enable analog/digital co-simulation of the 32-bit XMC1000 industrial microcontroller ARM Cortex-M0 series, using the free-of-charge code generation platform DAVE. The digital prototyping engine Infineon Designer aims at making the transition from idea to functional system as smooth and fast as possible. It allows for prototyping a “soft evaluation board” with all functional parameters. In an early stage, hardware for testing and iterations can thus be saved.
The prototyping tool is based on the easy-to-use TINACloud environment from DesignSoft, who partnered with Infineon in this project. Analog circuits are modeled in SPICE and can be co-simulated with digital systems using hardware description languages such as VHDL and Verilog or C language. For a greater market penetration, the frontend supports multiple languages.
Infineon Designer can be accessed at www.infineon.com/ifxdesigner by November 8, 2016. At electronica 2016, Infineon will demonstrate the functionality of the prototyping engine with Arduino shields for lighting and motor control applications and compare the results with real hardware. The demonstration is part of the “Maker’s corner”. One can discover new products and demos can be discovered at booth 506 in hall A5, November 8–11, 2016, Munich, Germany.