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TINA v14:

What is TINA and TINACloud?

TINA v14.1 and TINACloud v2 New Features Video

New features in TINA v14 tumbnail
TINA v14.1 Dec. 19, 2023
  • Enhanced power dissipation and efficiency calculation
  • Enhanced PWL (Piecewise Linear) Solver
  • Grid view in diagram window for analytic solutions
  • Enhanced diagram window features
  • New DC-DC converters from TI, Infineon and Würth
  • New ADC and Voltage reference models from TI
  • DC/AC circuit analysis course in Python
  • TI AD converters:
    ADS8686S 16-Channel, 16-Bit, 1-MSPS, Dual, Simultaneous-Sampling ADC With Integrated Analog Front-End
    ADC128S102 8-Channel, 500-ksps to 1-Msps, 12-Bit A/D Converter
    ADS7042 12-Bit, 1-MSPS, SAR ADC
    ADS9817 18-Bit, 8-MSPS, Dual, Simultaneous Sampling ADC
    ADS8168 8-Channel, 16-Bit, 1-MSPS, SAR ADC With Direct Sensor Interface
    ADS79xx Pin Compatible, 12-, 10-, 8-Bit, 1-MSPS, 16-, 12-, 8-, 4-Channel, Single-Ended, Serial Interface ADCs
  • TI voltage references:
    REF35xxx (1.024-5V)
  • TI Isolated Amplifier:
    AMC3311 Precision, ±1-V Input, Reinforced Isolated Amplifier With Integrated DC/DC Converter
  • Infineon DC-DC converters:
    TDA38825 20 A synchronous Buck regulator
    TDA38640 OptiMOS iPOL 40A Single-voltage Synchronous Buck Regulator with SVID and I2C
  • Würth DC-DC converter:
More details on TINA v14 Dec. 19, 2022
  • Multisine simulation
  • PWL (Piecewise Linear) Solver
  • New RF components: Circulator, 3- and 4-port Directional Couplers
  • User-defined Fast Analytic solver for SMPS and other devices both in Interpreter and Python
  • 7 HDL languages: VHDL, VHDL-AMS, Verilog, Verilog-A, Verilog-AMS, SystemVerilog, SystemC
  • Faster solution algorithms
  • Inverse Laplace Transform
  • Full Python programming language for additional calculations, post-processing and more
  • Python support in the Design Tool 
  • DC-DC Converter Application Circuit Search
  • TINA and TINACloud e-book (440 pages) with Tutorial videos
  • TINA v14 runs on Mac with one step installation including Wine
  • New components:
    Infineon XMC4400 MCU
    Infineon Gate drivers: 2edf8275f, 2edf9275f, 2eds9265h, 2eds7165h
    Infineon/IR POL regulator ICs: IR3823A, IR3899A, IR3447A, IR3846A, TDA38820, TDA38840
    TI voltage reference models: REF7012, REF7025, REF7030, REF7033, REF7040, REF7050
    TI SAR ADC models: ADS79xx, ADS8860
    STMicroelectronics: ST1S40 DC step-down switching regulator IC
    Sensors: Ultrasonic, Light, Infrared, PIR

TINA v12 and TINACloud v2 New Features Video

v12.3 Dec. 6, 2021
  • Improved simulation engine with faster and better convergence properties
  • Infineon XMC1400 microcontroller support
  • Support for the Digilent Basys 3 and the Terasic DE10-Lite FPGA boards
  • Intel Quartus FPGA export
  • Improved simulation speed for AVR devices
  • Improved setup for installation on Wine for Linux 
  • Arduino Shield, Module and Breakout components
  • Support for Flowcode 9 from Matrix TSL
  • More than 700 power electronic circuits and devices from Infineon Technologies
  • EEPROM and ROM models
  • 7 Segment display 4 digit model
  • New NXP microcontroller devices
  • New AVR devices: ATMega4808, ATMega4809
  • Raspberry Pi 3 support
  • New Arduino model: MKR1000
  • Improved IOT interface: Arduino support
  • Arduino Wifi101 support
  • Sensor models: Ultrasonic, PIR, Light, and Infrared distance sensors
  • Schematic export to Altium and ORCAD (in Industrial version)
  • More than 700 power electronic circuits and devices from Infineon Technologies
What else is new in TINACloud?
  • Voltage and Current animation 
  • Motor animation
  • Improved Bill of Materials   
  • Hierarchical macro viewer    
  • Text tool in Diagram window
  • Arduino compiler
  • Google Cloud IOT interface
  • Curve panes editor
  • Dual axes
  • Post processor in Diagram Window
  • Formatted texts in circuit editor
  • Intel Quartus FPGA export
v12.2 Dec. 16, 2020
  • EEPROM and ROM models         
  • 7 Segment display 4 digit model         
  • New NXP microcontroller devices         
  • New AVR devices: ATMega4808, ATMega4809         
  • Improved IOT interface: Arduino support         
  • Arduino Wifi101 support         
  • Sensor models:
    • Ultrasonic sensor         
    • PIR sensor       
    • Light Sensor       
    • Infrared distance sensor       
  •  More than 590 power electronic circuits and devices from Infineon
v12.1 Dec. 16, 2019
  • Schematic export to Altium and ORCAD (in TINA Industrial)
  • Google Cloud IOT interface
  • New Arduino model: MKR1000 support
  • Raspberry Pi 3 support (32 bit)
  • Ultrasonic Distance sensor

v12.0 Dec. 12, 2018

  • 32-bit and 64-bit version
  • Power dissipation and efficiency calculation
  • IBIS model import and analysis
  • Integrated cursor display in the diagram window
  • Cursor displays for all curves in transient diagrams
  • Syntax highlighting in Spice and HDL editors
  • HDL library compilation and management
  • Global parameter stepping
  • Enhanced RF component insert dialog
  • S-parameter wizard
  • Spice control command editor (.AC, .DC, .NOISE, .TRAN)
  • Enhanced support of PSpice format digital blocks
  • Running Spice simulation from command line (external tool for netlist format)
  • Running TINA from command line (.TSC format)
  • Store last settings of virtual instruments
  • Control for automatic separation of outputs in the diagram window
Convergence improvements
  • Auto converge  (Automatic solution of convergence problems with system or user defined different parameter sets)
  • Transient simulation with zero initial voltages if operating calculation fails
New device models
  • New Delta-Sigma ADC devices
  • BSIM3V3.2 model
  • GaAs devices
  • GaN devices
Advanced MCU support
  • More than new 500 MCUs, 1400 MCUs total
  • PIC16 microcontrollers (222 devices)
  • STM32 F4, F7 microcontroller support (227 devices)
  • PIC18, PIC32 CAN interface support
  • Texas Instruments Tiva C Series TM4C123x Cortex-M4 microcontroller support (51 devices)
  • MCP23S17 I/O expander support
  • Texas Instruments Sitara AM3358 processor support
  • Serial Monitor window for monitoring serial communication
Other new features
  • Interpreter functions for standard values for components (E series)
  • Set global parameter as input of DC transfer calculation
  • Add comments to design tool input parameters
  • Hotkey editor – define custom hotkeys
  • Show partial result of transient simulation if simulation is aborted
  • Advanced analysis control links
PCB Design
  • Bus connection
  • Transmission line design (Differential pair)
  • Block repetition  (Macro-block copy)
  • Schematic editor in the main window
  • Instant save of any changes in circuit
  • Virtual instruments
  • Advanced analysis control links
  • PCB Design

TINA v11:

v11.2 Dec 15, 2017
  • D-Class Amplifiers with Stereo Playback capability
  • Extended Arduino library and application examples (Mega, Micro, Mini, Nano, Uno)
  • 124+ new AVR MCU models
  • Atmel Studio C compiler integration
  • New Sigma-Delta converters
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Interface and examples
  • 2-Line LCD display
  • Extended stress analysis for spice macros
  • Ripple calculation for given part of curves
  • Export of Diagrams in CSDF file format (Common Simulation Data Format)
  • New hotkeys for easier use
  • Global parameter modification from with the Interpreter
  • Undo in Schematic Symbol Editor

TINA v11.2 News Video

v11.1 May 05, 2017
  • Enhanced Arduino support
  • Undo/Redo in Schematic symbol editor
  • Vector diagram in multiple analysis mode (Locus diagram)
  • Minor spice syntax extensions
  • New delta-sigmna AD converters
  • New Infineon RF transistors
v11.0 Dec 09, 2016
  • 8,000+ new parts, including power electronics devices
  • SystemC support
  • Create Digital filters in SystemC and run in TINA
  • Add MCUs in SystemC to TINA
  • Infineon design folder with industrial designs
  • Industrial Power, Lighting, Motor Control application circuits
  • XMC microcontrollers and application circuits
  • Support of the free-of-charge XMC code generation platform DAVE.
  • Efficiency-, Average value- and Frequency-meters
  • Analysis control links
  • Advanced Macro editing
  • SAR and Sigma-Delta ADCs
  • DACs with SPI
  • I2C , SPI bus simulation
  • PM bus, SM bus simulation and monitors
  • Transient Noise Analysis
  • Transient Noise Generator
  • Popup text
  • BSIM4 model
  • Microchip XC8 compiler support
  • MATRIX FLOWCODE 7 support
  • Arduino support
  • Smart wire
  • Enhanced I/O assignment
  • Post processing of Fourier Spectrum
  • Export of Diagrams in CSD format (Common Simulation Data File)
  • Advanced “Remember diagram settings” option, saved with the circuit

PCB Design

  • Importing in 3D Enclosure models in industry standard formats
  • Visualization of PCB design with Enclosures in 3D
  • Exporting PCB with Enclosure in industry standard formats
  • 3D printer support
  • Importing Footprints in 2D and 3D in industry standard formats

TINA v10:

v10.2 Dec 08, 2015
  • Windows 10 compatibility
  • Popup text
  • Export of schematic editor and diagram window content in png and gif format
  • gif and png picture import in schematic editor
  • New temperature stepping modes: logarithmic and list
  • Direct load of s1p/s2p files into an S parameter device (1 an 2 ports)
  • Default ordering of terminals can be modified in New Macro Wizard dialog autoshape mode
  • Pan and zoom support in the schematic editor for touch screens

Diagram Window

  • Improved diagram settings persistence. Diagrams will “remember” your last axis settings if “Options.Remember diagram settings” is set.
  • New multistep “Zoom out” function
  • Number of visible separated curves can now be changed by Shift-clicking the scroll up/down button

PCB Design

  • Advanced DRC isolation parameters
  • Individual isolation settings and Z ordering for copper shapes
v10.1. 30 Jan 05, 2015
  • New page of the New macro wizard allows to modify the default name and/or position of pins when Autoshape mode is selected in case of a Spice macro
  • New analysis mode: Batch simulation (Analysis.Batch Simulation…)
  • Functions (not just numbers) are supported in the attributes of a Spice TABLE function (eg. TABLE in TABLE), new spice functions: FLOOR, CEIL, STATE
  • Option for saving compressed TSC files (View.Options…)
  • Nested sweep option in DC Transfer characteristics mode
  • Spice model support in Verilog A designs
v10.0.50 June 23, 2014
  • Faster MCU simulation, real time simulation of delays
  • Verilog-AMS: analog events in digital context
  • New format at Fourier analysis: D * cos(kwt + fi)
  • TINA accepts both M and MEG as mega (1e6), but mega is always displayed as MEG (Spice)
  • Macro wizard: Configurable pin order & name at auto generated shapes
  • Zoom or Scroll with mouse wheel, as set at View.Options
  • New features in the HDL editor
v10.0.40 Feb 13 2014
  • Global parameters in Classic, Educational editions
  • Added reference voltage in the Fourier spectrum dialog
  • Added MicroBasic lst file handling support in the hex/lst debugger
v10.0.00 Dec 02, 2013
  • Windows 8 compatibility
  • Multilanguage capability, instant language change for licensed languages
  • Open project files with preview of schematics and mechatronics
  • Edif import
  • Global Spice variables
  • Integration with TINACloud, files upload and download
  • Optional Mechatronics extension
  • KLU – a faster linear solver and better convergence on large-size or special circuits
  • Enhanced and accelerated VHDL and Verilog simulation 10x times faster than in v9
  • Xilinx simprim simulation in digital and in mixed mode
  • Verilog A
  • Verilog AMS
  • MCU C compiling on 8051, AVR, PIC16, PIC18, PIC32, ARM
  • Linux simulation on ARM MCU
  • PSpice compatible AD-DA interface
  • Oscilloscope works together with the interactive mode
  • Frequency and waveform parameters are shown with cursors
  • Hotkeys to AC and Transient Analysis
  • Cursor Max and Min functions added to the Process menu

Online access with TINACloud:

  • Now you can run your circuit simulation designs online on PCs, Macs, thin clients, tablets-even on many smart phones, smart TVs and e-book readers. You can use TINACloud in the office, classroom, at home and while travelling anywhere in the world that has internet access
  • Same extended semiconductor and IC catalog as in the off-line version
  • Updated schematic editor with enhanced wireing tools
  • For limited time we are offering a special bundle of TINACloud with all new licenses of TINA

TINA v9.3 May, 2010

  • Works both on Windows 7 and 8
  • 124 new PIC24 MCU models
  • 24 ARM MCU models
  • 250+ new opamp models from National Semiconductors
  • 300+ new power management (SMPS) and other ICs from Texas Instruments with hundreds of application circuits!
  • 800+ new opamp models from Analog Devices
  • More than 1000 new inductor models from Würth Elektronik

TINA v9:

  • Full Vista and Windows 7 compatibility
  • Multi core support
  • Enhanced analysis speed and convergence 
    Up to 10 times higher speed on 1 core, 15x on dual core, 20x on quad core
  • Advanced powerful Spice-VHDL mixed mode analysis
  • Extended catalog with ARM 7, ARM 9 and HCS08 microcontrollers, more SMPS ICs models, realistic ADC and DAC models, LCD display, Bi-color LEDs
  • Extended MCU simulation, USB and other modules
  • Programmable Design Tool where users can implement design procedures for calculating and setting circuit parameters so that the circuits can produce predefined target output values.
  • Extended flowchart tool: PIC, AVR, 8051, code box, USART, external interrupt handling
  • Open and save TINA designs, models and libraries directly from the Web
  • Import Spice .CIR and .LIB files directly from the Web
  • Import Libraries, Designs and Examples from any earlier versions of TINA v7 and later.
  • Show analysis results on diagrams during analysis
  • Fast diagram drawing and processing speed, even for very large circuits
  • New tool in the View menu of the diagrams for easier hiding and showing curves on diagrams
  • New more effective storing of analysis results, save all analysis results for all circuits without speed compromise
  • Parametrizable output curve filter for even more effective storage of results
  • Scrollbars for browsing multiple diagrams on the same page
  • New diagram cursor tools to find and annotate
    • local and global maximum, minimum 
    • gain and phase margins 
    • zero crossover frequency 
    • horizontal and vertical coordinates
  • Combinational and parallel stepping , show stepping cases (test benches) in separate diagrams
  • More advanced tools for addition of parts to TINA from semiconductor manufacturers both from downloaded files and directly from the internet
  • Node list in post processor now displays macro names and local node names in the relevant macros
  • Minimize TINA main window while analysis is running
  • Run two TINA instances on the same computer
  • Multi-level, hierarchical ERC. Checks the main or any subcircuts, or the whole circuit in full depth
  • ERC detects and shows floating nodes in Spice subcircuits
  • Open Examples command in File menu, for easier return to TINA’s Examples folder
  • Open .CIR files from Open command in the File menu
  • New arrow button in Open dialog, for easier finding TINA EXAMPLES or User folders
  • Updated and extended examples under the EXAMPLES folder
  • Conversion of circuits to TINA v7 format, for compatibility with TINA v7 and v8 and v9
  • Detailed Transient Statistics from the View menu
  • TINA v9 is now digitally signed by DesignSoft

PCB Design

  • G-Code export of PCB designs for creating control files for milling machines
  • Extended PCB footprint catalog

TINA v8:

  • Vista style installation and folder scheme
  • Behavioral building blocks, nonlinear controlled sources
  • Powerful Spice-VHDL co-simulation including MCUs
  • Finite State Machine (FSM) editor with VHDL generation
  • Flowchart editor and debugger for controlling MCUs (in v8.0 for PIC MCUs only)
  • Any number of MCUs in one circuit
  • Extended MCU catalog including PIC18, CAN and more
  • Execution time measurement and statistics for Transient Analysis
  • Hyperlinks can be added to schematics and to the diagram window
  • Extended semiconductor catalog
  • Application examples from Texas Instruments
  • Labview based virtual instruments
  • Interface to build LabVIEW based virtual instruments
  • Wave (.wav) files can be used as input
  • Play calculated waveforms on PCs multimedia system
  • Export calculated waveforms as a *.wav file
  • New Open Examples command in file menu to open built in examples
  • Autosave. Save your current schematic or PCB design at adjustable time intervals
  • Parameter adding possibility to Spice subcircuits
  • Detection of components or nodes linked with convergence or irregular circuit problems
  • On line update possibility for libraries, program or both
  • Post-processing formulas are stored with schematics, editable later
  • Live 3D Breadboard (displaying and animating circuits with 3D parts on a virtual 3D breadboard)
  • 3D virtual instruments to prepare and document lab experiments
  • Integrated electronic design textbook with “live” circuits (optional)
  • SMPS design templates from Christophe Basso (optional)

TINA Design Suite v8: (Includes all TINA 8 features plus TINA’s advanced PCB designer)

  • Creating “flex” PCBs including 3D display
  • Creating PCBs of any shape including round edges
  • Buried and blind vias
  • Extended catalog
  • Improved optimizing autorouter
  • Distance measuring tool
  • Display of complete 3D circuits including parts connected externally to the PCB

TINA v7:

  • Built-in VHDL analysis and VHDL interactive mode
  • User defined VHDL components, modifiable on-the-fly
  • VHDL, Xilinx UCF generation of digital circuits for synthesis, 
    place-and-route and presentations with the TINA FPGA board
  • Microcontroller simulation including PIC processors, and ASM debugging
  • Steady State Solver
  • SMPS (Switching Mode Power Supply) simulation with acceleration
  • Stress (smoke) Analysis
  • Active and passive filter design
  • Logic design (Truth table, Karnaugh table, Quine-McClusky optimization, schematic diagram generation)
  • Single click 3D component preview

TINA Pro 6:

  • Open several projects simultaneously and use copy and paste between projects
  • Run analysis upon any open project
  • New (.TSC) extension for project files to avoid collision with MS Schedule and Accel
  • Store all analysis results (node and component voltages and currents) for post-processing
  • Powerful post-processor for all analysis results
  • XY-plot of any 2 transient or DC transfer results, for example v1(t) vs. v2(t)
  • Parameter stepping for any number of parameters
  • Parameter stepping given by list
  • Multiparameter optimization
  • Draw lines, circles, arcs, and arrows in the schematic editor
  • Add frame and title block to schematic diagrams
  • Phasor diagram
  • Voltage arrow to display voltages
  • Diagonal lines for circuits such as bridges, delta, and wye (Y)
  • Control switches with the keyboard via hotkeys
  • Switch providing high and low logic levels directly
  • Push button switches
  • Fault insertion in wires
  • Improved Library Manager for adding new models
  • Improved method for changing component values in interactive mode with the mouse or
    with the keyboard via hotkeys
  • Control the display of component values and labels separately
  • New components: VCO, BSIM 3.3, communication circuits, 74121, 74122, and much more
  • Component searching and listing tool
  • Embedding faults into circuit files for advanced troubleshooting
  • Optional VHDL analysis

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