Ansoft and IR Offer Free SIMPLORER Library

February 12, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh) and International Rectifier Corp. (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the release of a model library containing IR power-management components for use within Ansoft's SIMPLORER®. The library contains nearly 700 ready-to-use models of IR's diode, insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), and power metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) components for automobiles, aircraft, portable electronics and appliances.

"Our products play a key role in power management," said Eric Persson, Director of Field Applications Engineering at IR. "We realize that Ansoft is the emerging leader in high-performance, multi-domain, system-design

solutions. Providing a model library for SIMPLORER will ensure that our current and future customers will have the necessary elements to develop power-management systems using IR components in the industry-leading virtual test environment."

The IR library is available for free download from Ansoft's SIMPLORER model

database website at The site provides SIMPLORER users with the ability to search for components by name, performance data or other specification. Downloaded components can easily be integrated into

its local SIMPLORER model library. The download also includes the component