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Altair expands Electronic System Design tech with Powersim acquisition

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Altair has acquired Powersim, a company that specialises in simulation and design tools for power electronics, including PSIM software.

The Maryland, USA-based supplier provides tools with applications in power supplies, motor drives, control systems and microgrids.

Powerswim software will be integrated into Altair’s Electronic System Design suite in connection to Altair Flux and FluxMotor for motor and controller design, Altair Activate and PollEx Spice to leverage device circuit, and system level simulations, Altair Embed for embedded code generation, and Altair SimLab for combined cooling and thermal analysis.

“Powersim has established a powerful solution that has proven to reduce development costs and time-to-market for thousands of customers around the globe including major companies in the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, and industrial applications sectors,” said Altair CEO James R. Scapa.

“The addition of Powersim’s technologies and experienced technical team, who has deep domain knowledge in power electronics, rounds out Altair’s offerings for electric motor design and many other applications.”

This acquisition includes Powersim’s flagship product for design and simulation of power electronics and motor drives, PSIM.

Altair claims PSIM will deliver high simulation speed while producing accurate system-level results. It says that its easy implementation, including embedded code generation and adoption in any environment, will prove beneficial as well as helping with robust system-level design and simulation for various industrial applications.


“We are proud to have created a technology that has become a known brand in the market and leads the way in power electronics and motor drive simulation,” said Powersim president Dr. Hua Jin.

“Joining Altair will allow us to further expand use of our technologies to more organisations looking to accelerate their electronic design.”

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