Design Tools & Calculators
LTspice®: The High Performance SPICE Simulator
In-Amp Diamond Plot Tool
ADI Design Tools: Helping you through your design challenges.
EE-Sim® Power Tools
The EE-Sim® DC-to-DC Converter Tool uses your requirements to quickly create a complete power design including a schematic, BOM with commercially available parts, and time and frequency domain simulations.
To enable engineers to quickly and accurately simulate their circuit designs, Analog Devices offers the EE-Sim OASIS simulation tool. It includes both the SIMPLIS simulation engine, which is the industry’s leading simulator for switched-mode power ICs, and the SIMetrix SPICE simulation engine, known for its robust and speedy convergence.
The EE-Sim Solution Finder is a cutting edge part selection tool that enables you to find the right switching power supply faster. Why is the solution finder better than a parametric search? The solution finder validates your design requirements to ensure the suitability of each recommended part. It also compares the efficiency, size, and cost of each recommended solution—taking into account the complete solution BOM, not just the IC.
Amplifier and Linear Tools
Signal Chain Designer is a web-based tool designed to create and simulate complex precision signal chains. See your circuit’s performance before you commit to your PCB: transfer function, noise, power consumption, input range, and DC error. Quickly experiment with different parts and architectures. Signal chains can be exported to LTspice for further analysis.
Use the Analog Filter Wizard to design low-pass, high-pass, or band-pass filters with actual op amps in minutes. As you progress through the design process, you can observe the characteristics of your filter design from ideal specifications to real world circuit behavior. Quickly evaluate the tradeoffs in op amp specifications - including gain-bandwidth, noise, and supply current – to determine the best filter design for your requirements.
Use Photodiode Wizard to design a transimpedance amplifier circuit to interface with a photodiode. Select a photodiode from the library included in the tool, or enter custom photodiode specifications. Quickly observe tradeoffs between Bandwidth, Peaking (Q), and ENOB/SNR. Modify circuit parameters, and immediately see results in plots for pulse response, frequency response, and noise gain.
Instrumentation amplifier datasheets typically show a graph (or several variations) of the Output Swing vs Input Common-Mode Voltage, also known as the Diamond Plot, which is a comprehensive graph of all external and internal headroom limits. Given enough basic information about a circuit, the Diamond Plot can be adjusted for various Supply Voltages, Gains, and Reference Pin Voltages.
Clock and Timing Tools
TimerBlox® parts are small, accurate and simple timing devices, designed for 5 basic operations: Voltage-Controlled Oscillation (VCO), Low Frequency Clocking, Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM), One-Shot Generation and Signal Delay.
To speed and simplify your design process, TimerBlox Designer is an Excel based selection and synthesis tool that allows you to choose and configure the TimerBlox part best suited for your application.
ADIsimCLK™ is the design tool developed specifically for Analog Devices' range of ultra-low jitter clock distribution and clock generation products. Whether your application is in wireless infrastructure, instrumentation, networking, broadband, ATE or other areas demanding predictable clock performance, ADIsimCLK will enable you to rapidly develop, evaluate and optimize your design. It is a highly successful tool for predicting phase noise and jitter for ADI clock products.
Data Converter Tools
For designers who are selecting or evaluating high speed ADCs, VisualAnalog™ is a software package that combines a powerful set of simulation and data analysis tools with a user-friendly graphical interface. VisualAnalog allows designers to customize their input signal and data analysis.
Virtual Eval is a web application to assist designers in product evaluation of ADCs and DACs. Using detailed models on Analog’s servers, Virtual Eval simulates crucial part performance characteristics within seconds. Configure operating conditions such as input tones and external jitter, as well as device features like gain or digital down-conversion. Performance characteristics include noise, distortion, and resolution, FFTs, timing diagrams, frequency response plots, and more.
The Precision DAC Error Budget Tool is a web application that calculates the DC Accuracy of precision DAC signal chains. It shows how the static errors accumulate throughout your signal chain to quickly evaluate the design tradeoffs. Calculations include the DC errors introduced by Voltage References, Operation Amplifiers and Precision DACs.
Power Management Tools
ADI Power Studio® is a powerful, Windows-based development environment supporting Analog Devices’ Super Sequencer® products. ADI Power Studio supports a variety of different tasks, such as evaluating Analog Devices’ ICs by connecting to a demo board system, and, in an offline mode (with no hardware present), building a multichip configuration file that can be saved and reloaded at a later time.
RF and Synthesis Tools
The ADIsimPLL design tool is a comprehensive and easy-to-use PLL synthesizer design and simulation tool. All key non-linear effects that can impact PLL performance can be simulated, including phase noise, Fractional-N spurs, and anti-backlash pulse.
ADIsimRF is an easy-to-use RF signal chain calculator. It calculates Cascaded Gain, Noise Figure, IP3, P1dB and Power Consumption. The number of stages can be varied up to a maximum of 20. Stages can be easily inserted, removed or temporarily muted.
- Wireless Cascaded Gain and Noise Figure (ZIP)
- ISM-RF Crystal Calculator (XLS)
- Calculating Equivalent Parallel Impedance (ZIP)
- Calculating Transmitted Power Using Return Loss (ZIP)
- ISM-RF Baseband Calculator (XLS)
- Power Conversion Table (RF Power Conversion) (ZIP)
- ADIsimFrequency Planner Tool
- ADIsimSRD Design Studio
- RF Impedance Matching Calculator
- VRMS/dBm/dBu/dBV calculators
The DeepCover Security Lab is an interactive tool to demonstrate how to successfully apply security protocols in your system or product. It is designed to help you understand the importance of security, learn cryptographic terminology and apply these principles using Analog's latest Secure Authenticator products.