Mindi™ Analog Simulator - Introduction

Last modified by Microchip on 2023/11/10 10:59

What is the MPLAB® Mindi Analog Simulator?

The MPLAB® Mindi Analog Simulator is a free, stand-alone simulator software that reduces circuit design time and design risk. It simulates analog circuits before hardware prototyping. The simulation tool uses a SIMetrix/SIMPLIS simulation environment with options to use SPICE or piecewise linear modeling which can cover a very wide set of possible simulation needs. This capable simulation interface is paired with proprietary model files from Microchip to model specific Microchip analog components in addition to generic circuit devices. Finally, this simulation tool installs and runs locally on the user’s PC. Once downloaded, no internet connection is required and the simulation run time is not dependent on a remotely located server. The result is fast, accurate analog circuit simulation.

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MPLAB Mindi Analog Simulator Features

  • Enables circuit design with Microchip’s analog products.
  • You can test ideas, changes, or trade-offs in simulation before creating hardware.
  • Problems can be found in simulation, saving time and effort from hardware fixes.
  • Hardware bugs can be compared to analog simulation results to help troubleshoot development problems.

MPLAB Mindi Analog Simulator Benefits

  • Run the simulation tool directly on your PC; once installed, no internet connection is required.
  • Choose from SPICE or piecewise linear SIMPLIS models for accurate results in fast simulations.
  • Model a wide variety of analog systems using standard or Microchip proprietary component models.
  • Generate time or frequency domain responses for open and closed-loop systems.
  • Perform AC, DC, and transient analysis.
  • Use sweep modes to identify circuit sensitivities to device behaviors, load variations, or tolerances.
  • Validate system response, control, and stability.
  • Identify problems before building hardware.

MPLAB Mindi Analog Simulator Application Schematics/Model Types

Who Should Use MPLAB Mindi Analog Simulator?

  • If you have your own analog simulation capabilities, benefit from the new model files.
  • You can also benefit from getting free access to the analog simulation environment, application schematics, and models.

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