When you model and analyze an electronic or mechatronic system using Simscape™ Electrical™ software, your workflow might include the following tasks:
Create a Simulink® model that includes electronic or mechatronic components.
In the majority of applications, it is most natural to model the physical system using Simscape Electrical blocks from the Electronics and Mechatronics library and other Simscape blocks, and then develop the controller or signal processing algorithm in Simulink.
For more information about modeling the physical system, see Essential Electronic Modeling Techniques.
Define component data by specifying electrical or mechanical properties as defined on a datasheet.
For more information about parameterizing blocks, see Parameterizing Blocks from Datasheets.
Configure the solver options.
For more information about the settings that most affect the solution of a physical system, see Setting Up Solvers for Physical Models (Simscape).
Run the simulation.
For more information on how to perform time-domain simulation of an electronic system, see Simulating an Electronic or Mechatronic System.
The Electronics and Mechatronics library of Simscape Electrical contains blocks that let you model electronic and mechatronic systems at a speed and level of fidelity that is appropriate for system-level analysis. The blocks let you perform tradeoff analyses to optimize system design, for example, by testing various algorithms with different circuit implementations. The library contains blocks that use either high-level or more detailed models to simulate components. Simscape Electrical does not have the capability to:
Model large circuits with dozens of analog components, such as a complete transceiver.
Perform either layout (physical design) tasks, or the associated implementation tasks such as layout versus schematic (LVS), design rule checking (DRC), parasitic extraction, and back annotation.
Model 3-D parasitic effects that are typically important for high-frequency applications.
For these types of requirements, you must use an EDA package specifically designed for the implementation of analog circuits.