STMicroelectronics has rolled out a new software tool that guides the selection of the right protection components for integrated-circuit designs. Using the semiconductor maker’s free tool, ESD-SIM, engineers can assess both circuit protection and signal integrity. The tool helps users select the right ESD-protection components from ST’s portfolio before hardware is built.
ST has adopted Keysight EEsof EDA software, including ADS, for design and simulation. ESD-SIM allows engineers to finalize their choice of ESD protection at an early stage and move on to design higher-value product features without fear of encountering extra costs and delays later in the project.
ESD-SIM has been created for ST by tools specialist Transim, with simulation powered by Keysight's ADS. The validation output of the online tool is being provided by ST at no cost and uses TVS (Transient Voltage Suppressor) SmartSelector to choose suitable protection components, whether the application is digital, analog, automotive, or power.
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