STMicroelectronics Offers Free Version of Cadence OrCAD PSpice

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, announced that STMicroelectronics, a global leader in integrated circuits for communications, consumer, computer, automotive and industrial applications, has selected Cadence® OrCAD® PSpice® technology to provide simulation capabilities to its customers to evaluate the company’s analog and power IC’s.

STMicroelectronics will provide its customers models and recommend its customer to use Cadence OrCAD PSpice technology which can be accessed at www.cadence.com for the simulation and evaluation of STMicroelectronics’ analog and power IC product families. Customers will be able to run a free version of OrCAD PSpice technology, a robust and widely used platform, within specific circuit testbenches. Recommending customers to use Cadence OrCAD PSpice technology is part of STMicroelectronics’ Sense and Power campaign and is designed to bolster support to electronics engineers.

“Recommending OrCAD technology from Cadence to our customers is a great way to enable them to test-drive our analog and power IC products,” said Carmelo Papa, corporate vice president and general manager of STMicroelectronics’ Industrial and Multi-Segment Sector (IMS). “Evaluating our chips with Cadence software will strengthen our customers’ confidence in receiving the highest quality ICs needed for their success.”

STMicroelectronics’ analog products are already supported today by the free SMPS@eDesign Studio, created to help designing and simulating Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) systems. Designs obtained with SMPS@eDesign Studio can be more accurately simulated with OrCAD PSpice technology.

“We are honored and excited by STMicroelectronics recommending that their customers use OrCAD PSpice technology in an integrated evaluation environment,” said Charlie Giorgetti, corporate vice president of product marketing at Cadence Design Systems. “STMicroelectronics’ decision to recommend OrCAD PSpice software confirms that our global PSpice simulation environment is the first choice for today’s analog design engineers.”

The first product families that can deploy the Cadence OrCAD technology will be DC-DC converters and ViPERTM. All industrial and multi-segment sector analog and power IC products will eventually be included. The OrCAD PSpice full-featured, native analog and mixed-signal circuit simulator is considered the de-facto industry-standard Spice-based simulator for system design.

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