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MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator

MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator reduces circuit design time and design risk by simulating analog circuits prior to hardware prototyping. The simulation tool uses a SIMetrix/SIMPLIS simulation environment, with options to use SPICE or piecewise linear modeling, that 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 own 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 simulations.

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Benefits

  • Run the simulation tool directly on your own 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 Simulation Models

Model files can be used in MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator, or in SIMetrix/SIMPLIS software. Model libraries available:

  • Operational Amplifiers
  • Instrumentation Amplifiers
  • Active Filter Circuits
  • MOSFET and Motor Drivers
  • PWM and non-PWM Power Controllers
  • Power Modules
  • LED Drivers
  • Switching Regulators
  • Generic switch and passive components
  • ... and more coming

Example Applications

  • Generate BODE responses for active and passive filter systems
  • Evaluate transient responses to a wide variety of input conditions
  • Generate closed loop stability responses for control systems, including switch mode power supplies and motor drive applications
  • Verify slew rates and drive strengths through power drive or signal conditioning chains
  • Model noise effects in signal conditioning or control systems
Current training, tutorials, guides, and how to information on the MPLAB Mindi analog simulator can be found on Microchip's developer help page: http://microchipdeveloper.com/mindi:welcome-page.