Altair snaps up Powersim for electronic systems design

Mar 3, 2022 | Hot Topics

Altair just announced that it has acquired Powersim, makers of simulation and design tools for power supplies, motor drives, control systems, and microgrids. I’ve come across Powersim for PSIM, their motor drives product — according to Altir, it “delivers unbeatable simulation speed while producing accurate system-level results, empowers easy implementation including embedded code generation and seamless adoption in any environment, and provides robust system-level design and simulation for various industrial applications”. Powersim also markets DSIM, an offline simulator for large-scale power converters and microgrids; and SMARTCTRL for digital and analog control design and PE-EXPERT4, which is used to prototype digital control systems.

Altair CEO Jim Scapa said, “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.” Indeed, Powersim’s software will be integrated into Altair’s Electronic System Design suite.

Details of the transaction were not released — but it sounds complete.