Venice, Florida — Mentor Graphics Corporation announced that the 2008.1 release of Mentor's CHS design software provides electrical simulation functionality inherently within the core Capital Logic and Capital Integrator tools.
Previously purchasable as additional modules, both behavioral and numerical simulation capabilities are now included within the core tools at no extra cost. Designed to be used by electrical designer, not just simulation experts, results such as current flow and voltage drop are displayed directly within the design environment. This helps engineers visualize how their designs function, supports decision making, and aids early debugging.
Several other enhancements to the CHS simulation capabilities are also made at this release. In addition to user interface improvements and simplified software installation, Mentor now provides a starter library of simulation models and has added grouping to simplify co-simulation of multiple designs.
Additional information can be found at the Mentor website.