updated 10:40 am EDT, Wed April 20, 2005
The MathWorks has begun shipping , which enables engineers to use Model-Based Design to model and simulate electrical circuits and power systems within Simulink. SimPowerSystems 4 includes extensive new application libraries, including electric drives, flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS), and distributed resources. These new libraries offer mechanical and electrical engineers advanced tools for building more comprehensive models and simulations. The new SimPowerSystems libraries contain more than 150 blocks distributed in eight sub-libraries, including electric sources, electric machinery, and three-phase components. Pricing starts at $3,000.