PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 2007--Ansoft Corporation (NASDAQ:ANST) has certified the VHDL-AMS models available from the FAT-AK30 working group of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband der Automobilindustrie - VDA) to run in Simplorer(R), the company's widely used multi-domain system simulation software. The library is targeted for use by automotive OEMs and suppliers. The German Association of the Automotive Industry consists partly of automobile manufactures and their development partners. The working group FAT-AK30 is organized within the German Association for Research in Automobile Technology (FAT) of the VDA. Speaker of the group is Ewald Hessel from Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. Lippstadt. The group provides its open-source VHDL-AMS model library to support the interchange of models between car manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers. Ewald Hessel says, "The support of VHDL-AMS and its application by the EDA companies is well appreciated, and Ansoft's Simplorer is one of the tools used by members of AK30 for verification and test of new models." Supporting the VDA/FAT-AK30 VHDL-AMS libraries along with the Simplorer VHDL-AMS SML (Simplorer Model Language) and C-Model libraries helps design teams reduce risk and enable first-pass system success in complex automotive system design, contributing significantly to the safety and success of the product design stage through virtual hands-on experience. "Simplorer's support of the VDA/FAT-AK30 VHDL-AMS models provides our users with access to standardized automotive component models that can be readily placed within a design," said Dr. Marius Rosu, Ansoft's manager of Simplorer modeling development. "This greatly simplifies the process of simulation, allows it to be used far earlier in the development process and supports the seamless exchange of data between automotive suppliers and manufacturers." Simplorer customers can download the FAT-AK30 model library by going to www.ansoft.com/simplorer/libraries.cfm and clicking on the link "AK30 model library compiled for Simplorer." To learn more about the VDA FAT-AK30 working group, visit http://fat-ak30.eas.iis.fraunhofer.de/index_en.html. About VDA The VDA represents the common interests of the German automotive industry, including manufacturers of vehicles and engines, supplier of parts and accessories and manufacturers of trailers. VDA also organizes the Frankfurt motor show and the Hannover commercial vehicle show (IAA). For more information, visit www.vda.de. About Simplorer Simplorer is multi-domain system simulation software for the design of high-performance electromechanical systems commonly found in the automotive, aerospace/defense and industrial automation industries. With a wide range of modeling techniques, statistical analysis capability and adherence to IEEE standards, Simplorer greatly reduces engineering time and prototype iterations while improving design performance of electrical, mechatronic, power-electronic, and electromechanical systems. To learn more, visit www.simplorer.com.