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TwisterSIM
Dynamic Electro-Thermal simulator for VIPower products
Data brief
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Free full version (requires user activation
code)
Description
TwisterSIM is a unique Electro-Thermal simulator
that helps shorten the design solution cycle by
enabling, in a few clicks, complex engineering
evaluations with accurate simulations like loadcompatibility, wiring harness optimization, fault
condition impact analysis, diagnostic behavior
analysis and Dynamic Thermal performance.
A built-in Interactive Selector provides a short list
of suitable devices based on first level system
requirements. It assists you in detailing your
actual system configuration with layout, load and
driving profile customization to build an accurate
model of the final application.
Simulation results, including junction and case
thermal profiles, load current and diagnostic
behavior are shown on dedicated scopes views
or exported in a number of different commonly
used formats.
TwisterSIM supports a large selection of
Low/High-side driver/switches and H-bridges for
Motor Control.
Features
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Device pre-selection using simple high level
compatibility criteria
Device selection fine-tuning with PCB
Layout specification
Supply voltage and Input Signal source
selection
Load type selection
Wire harness selection
Ambient temperature selection
Simulation accuracy and time selection
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Built-in VIPower technology tutorial
Built-in user manual
Free evaluation version
April 2015
A trial version, to explore the main functionalities
of TwisterSIM, is available for download at
www.st.com/twistersim and it also contains, in the
main toolbar, the instructions to request an
activation code (free of charge but subject to
STMicroelectronics approval) for the full version.
An on-line forum provides additional support to
TwisterSIM users. Access to the forum is
available at http://www.st.com/twistersim-forum.
Table 1: Device summary
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System requirements ...................................................................... 3
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Interactive selector .......................................................................... 4
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Electro-thermal simulation ............................................................. 5
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TwisterSIM evaluation version download flow ............................. 6
Full version request and activation flow ........................................ 7
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Revision history .............................................................................. 9
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System requirements
System requirements
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Windows 7
.NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005/2008 Redistributable
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Interactive selector
Providing application conditions and loads specifications, TwisterSIM displays the list of
recommend VIPower products including their thermal behavior.
Figure 1: Interactive selector
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Electro-thermal simulation
Electro-thermal simulation
For the chosen device you can run electro-thermal dynamic simulations and fine tune
device identification by an in-depth analysis of its behaviour in the target application
through graphical representation of the electrical and thermal data. Simulation results can
be saved and exported for further analysis.
Figure 2: Simulation results
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TwisterSIM evaluation version download flow
Figure 3: TwisterSIM evaluation version download flow
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Full version request and activation flow
Full version request and activation flow
From TwisterSIM toolbar “Registration Info” you can easily require and receive by mail the
activation code to get the tool full version .
Figure 4: TwisterSIM full version activation request
Figure 5: TwisterSIM registration code
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Figure 6: TwisterSIM full version activation flow
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Revision history
Revision history
Table 2: Revision history
Date
Revision
Changes
10-Nov-2014
1
Initial release.
19-Jan-2015
2
Updated Description and the image in the cover
13-Mar-2015
3
Updated figure in Cover page. Updated Section
"Description".
Added Section 2: "Interactive selector"; Section 3:
"Electro-thermal simulation"; Section 4: "TwisterSIM
evaluation version download flow"; Section 5: "Full
version request and activation flow"
16-Mar-2015
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Changed the url www.st.com/twisterforum in
www.st.com/twistersim-forum in Section "Description"
29-Apr-2015
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Updated Section "Description".
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