Using isolated design tools constrains you to follow separate design paths for analog and digital design. This tool isolation delays the discovery of errors at the analog-digital interface and makes the evaluation of trade-offs between analog and digital designs difficult.
The advanced simulation engine in Simulink® enables you to simulate analog and digital designs together in the same model and thoroughly test the analog-digital interface early in the design process. The cosimulation links between MATLAB® and Simulink and third-party design tools, such as Cadence® Virtuoso® AMS Designer and Mentor Graphics ModelSim®, further enable you to verify SPICE or HDL models in the same analog and digital design environment.
Mixed-Signal Systems: ADC and DAC Design (Webinar)
Having analog and digital design in the same model lets you design across domains. For example, you can model digital predistortion – allowing you to digitally correct analog amplifier non-linearities. You can compare all-digital PLLs and mixed-signal PLLs in the same model.
Design ADCs, PLLs, digital pre-distortion, SERDES and other mixed-signal systems using behavioral and circuit modeling.Download the library